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Would antibiotics minimize the bad taste in my mouth?

Would antibiotics minimize the bad taste in my mouth?

Bad taste in mouth: Probably not. The causes of bad taste are numerous and can be related to what you eat, natural body chemistry, disturbed sensation in your tongue, or problems with smell. Antibiotics won't help any of these. On the other hand, sometimes sinus or dental infections will cause bad taste, and antibiotics may help, but by themselves may not be a complete solution. (eg a dental problem needs to be fixed. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

Ache: Two things come to mind: 1) you might have an infection in your gums or teeth which is causing the bad taste and aches. You need to see your dentist or 2) do you have a stomach acid issue or ulcer. I would see your physician for this.
Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could bad taste in mouth be sinus related?

Could bad taste in mouth be sinus related?

Absolutely: While this could be due to several things, sinus disease could be one cause. ...Read more

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Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Non-specific.: While any new symptoms, no matter what, deserves an investigation, a bad taste in the mouth would be a rather non-specific finding and would not be directly and specifically indicative of cancer by itself. ...Read more

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I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

Reflux: When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps.

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Does a cold cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?

Does a cold cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?

It can: Bacteria and/or viruses associated with colds and upper respiratory illnesses can cause bad breath ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth after heavy cold and antibiotics?

Bad taste in mouth after heavy cold and antibiotics?

That does happen: Very common. Antibiotics will disrupt the normal population of symbiotic bacteria in your mouth, gut, and skin. When they begin to come back, the dominant species may be different which can cause a funny taste like you describe. Or it could be due to cold medicine suppressing normal saliva production. Either way give it time, brush and floss, and it'll get better. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause bad taste in mouth days after drinking?

Can alcohol cause bad taste in mouth days after drinking?

Not directly: Since the alcohol would go away in hours not days. BUT alcohol can be associated with many changes:
changes in gut motility/reflux which can lead to bad teeth, food going the wrong way and setting up for infection anywhere in the respiratory tract or gut irritation. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth after snorting hydrocodone. Why is this?

Bad taste in mouth after snorting hydrocodone. Why is this?

Don't snort: Opioid medications should never be snorted. Breaking the pill up and snorting it can cause the bad taste you describe. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

I'm 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Not a symptom: Being thirsty all the time and needing to urinate a lot, even overnight, are the cardinal symptoms of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bad taste in mouth?

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That's relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was anoying, or of sudden onset and persistant despite the absense of food or drink. ...Read more

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Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

NO: Strep. Throat usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. A bad taste in the mouth can be caused by many things but not typically a strep. Throat. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Anesthesia....: ...Some of the chemicals used in anesthesia may cause this, or it could be from dry mouth. If you had inhalation general anesthesia, the gasses may have been chemically bound to the water content in your mouth. This will clear after a while. ...Read more

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What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

Dehydration? Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

No: I have never heard of this occurring, unless you are referring to the taste of the medication used to treat thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Anesthesia- leaves bad taste in mouth. How to get rid of it?

Halitosis: Halitosis, or bad breath, and a "bad taste in the mouth" can occur after general anesthesia. Dehydration, breathing dry anesthesia gases, and minor bleeding from oral anesthesia appliances may contribute, as may certain intravenous medications. Good oral hygiene should help rid you of the unpleasant taste. Try mouth wash and spearmint or eucalyptus gums or candies. ...Read more

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What does a grey, white thick coating on tongue and bad taste in mouth mean?

What does a grey, white thick coating on tongue and bad taste in mouth mean?

Could be a host: Of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth when turning head to the left?

Bad taste in mouth when turning head to the left?

Infection: This may be a sign that you have an infection and when you turn your head to the left it forces some drainage from the area. You should see your dentist or oral surgeon to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Very bad taste in mouth for 3 weeks. No cough. Nothing unusual, just bad sinuses. What is it?

Bad taste: Perhaps you have a sinus infection with bad tasting post nasal drip. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had emergency appendix out that ruptured, now I have a convent bad taste in mouth and hard left side around wound after 4 months?

Had emergency appendix out that ruptured, now I have a convent bad taste in mouth and hard left side around wound after 4 months?

Maybe a hernia: Not sure about the bad taste, but the the hard lump under the wound could represent a hernia, where the abdominal contents are coming through a hole in the abdominal muscles. Even though they were closed, anywhere from 5-20% will open back up depending on many factors such as infection, obesity, genetics, and even suturing technique. See your surgeon for an exam soon to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had molars 18 and 31 removed four days ago and have been experiencing shooting jaw pain/bad taste in mouth and it's hard to open my mouth.

Had molars 18 and 31 removed four days ago and have been experiencing shooting jaw pain/bad taste in mouth and it's hard to open my mouth.

Contact dentist: What you described is not normal and you should contact the dentist who did the teeth removal. You may take over the counter pain relief in the interim. ...Read more

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Extreme nausea/constant bad taste in mouth 3 days. Possible cause and relief? Tried crackers, gatorade, bananas, jello. Still feel terrible. Help

Possibilities: First, the nausea and intraoral bad taste may or may not be causatively related. Bad taste is usually related to chronic periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection, or reflux. Carbohydrates can literally feed into this disease, drink water. Nausea can be from dizziness, migraine, fainting, GI upset, food poisoning, viral or ear infection, pregnancy, motion sickness ...Read more

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Took 140 mg of Zopiclone, and >180mg of Loratdine tablets two nights ago. Feel almost nothing except for bad taste in mouth. Should I see a doctor?

Yes, please do: I'm hoping that you've decided that suicide is not as easy as it sounded and not a good idea for you now. An exam may help you get your body back on track. Also, carefully find a psychotherapist you feel you can trust and work well w/. It can take some trials and that's okay. Trust is vital! So will be patience, courage and good health. Drink water, eat, rest, exercise as well as possible. ...Read more

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'i have an upset stomach bad taste in mouth?

Sourbrash: Yes, you're likely describing sourbrash, a bitter taste in your mouth due to refluxed material that contains stomach acid. See the many healthtap answers regarding cause ; treatment of indigestion/gerd. ...Read more

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