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

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

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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Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out. ...Read more

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I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

Could be: Kindly revisit your doctor for a second look, you may need an extra dose or another medicine, meanwhile use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

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I've had chest pain and a cough among other flu like symptoms for six weeks. Dizziness and metallic taste in mouth after coughing. What is this?

I've had chest pain and a cough among other flu like symptoms for six weeks. Dizziness and metallic taste in mouth after coughing. What is this?

Sinus infection: You sound like you've developed a sinus infection or acute bronchitis - you should see your family doctor to see if a course of antibiotics is appropriate. Take your temperature: do you have fever? Are you producing phlegm, either from your cough or your nose? If so, what color is it? ...Read more

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I have had a dry cough for over a month now and metallic taste in my mouth after coughing. & a bruise came up behind my knee overnight.?

I have had a dry cough for over a month now and metallic taste in my mouth after coughing. & a bruise came up behind my knee overnight.?

Medical care: I don't know what risk factors you might have for an underlying cause, but, regardless, a cough that lasts a month or more requires evaluation. The metallic taste might be an associated symptom, especially if you have infection in your sinuses or bronchial passages. As to the bruise behind your knee, only further evaluation will reveal what's causing it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have a metallic taste in my mouth after coughing or clearing my throath?

I have a metallic taste in my mouth after coughing or clearing my throath?

Allergies/infection: Being one that has this experience perodically due to allergies, I know what you are going through. If you have not been diagnosed by a physician that you have allergies, it should be done. Seeing an allergist could help, but using something over the counter that is for sinus problems or allergies along with a drying agent (pseudonephrine being the most common) may be all that is necessary. ...Read more

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Taste of metal in mouth after coughing?

Taste of metal in mouth after coughing?

Infection: Likely the presence of a bacterial infection. Should see your dr or urgent care for eval. ...Read more

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Does the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing mean I have blood in my phlegm?

Does the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing mean I have blood in my phlegm?

Metallic mouth taste: There are many causes for a metal taste in the mouth. Most are systemic and need a internal medical consult to find the answer. They will check diet meds topicals, etc that may be involved.
The mouth often reflects conditions elsewhere in the body. Pay attention when our body sends up this kind of signal. It is important. ...Read more

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Can taking levothyroxine for low thyroid cause the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing?

Can taking levothyroxine for low thyroid cause the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing?

Levothyroxine: Experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth is one of the side effects reported by patients taking levothyroxine. It is unusual account for ...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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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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What can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

EXT > bad taste?: Lots of possibilities: many patients just don't brush and floss as well after surgery, food decaying in socket, early infection, beginning of dry socket, etc. Make sure you are brushing and flossing adequately, rinsing after the first 24 hours and see your own dentist to check on healing. ...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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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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I am experiencing toothache. The following also describes me: Bad taste in mouth. What should I do?

I am experiencing toothache. The following also describes me: Bad taste in mouth. What should I do?

Toothache: See your Dentist. Most common cause of toothache, but not the only cause, is infection (abscess). This isn't an OTC situation. You must see your Dentist as soon as possible to address this. ...Read more

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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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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.

Check out my website CardioGauge. Com for heart health education ...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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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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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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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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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more