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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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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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How can I get rid of the bad taste in my mouth after my wisdom teeth surgery? I rinse with salt water after i eat

How can I get rid of the bad taste in my mouth after my wisdom teeth surgery? I rinse with salt water after i eat

Bad taste: . Do you have pain? Swelling? Stitches? Keep rinsing with salt water. Did the oral surgeon give you a syringe to irrigate the area with? Sometimes there is an unpleasant taste because of the healing process going on. Sometimes it can be from food debris stick in the hole. See the extracting dentist about this. It is the best way to get an answer. ...Read more

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Does having surgery cause a bad taste in your mouth?

Does having surgery cause a bad taste in your mouth?

Perhaps: Some of the drugs used for anesthesia can leave a strange taste in the mouth. It should go away. If not, contact the anesthesiologist, your surgeon, or your primary care provider. In the meantime, you could try a mouthwash or lozenges. ...Read more

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What causes bad taste in mouth after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

Drainage from wound.: As you heal from your surgery there will be a minor amount of normal discharge from the wound that has a characteristic bad taste and odor. ...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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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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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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What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Debris in Sockets or: The socket in your jawbone can collect debris until it heals and fills in with bone covered by gum tissue. In the meantime, your oral surgeon should give you an irrigating syringe to squirt in the hole(s) to keep them clean. Could also be blood or possibly drainage/infection. Does it hurt? Getting better or worse? Any q's, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Feeling ill after eating leftover chinese food that was reheated in the plastic to-go container. Upset stomach, gas, bad taste in mouth. What's wrong?

Feeling ill after eating leftover chinese food that was reheated in the plastic to-go container. Upset stomach, gas, bad taste in mouth. What's wrong?

Toxin: Food poisoning from bacterial toxins cause almost immediate symptoms. Symptoms that should prompt one to seek medical attention: frequent vomiting and inability to replace fluids. signs of dehydration (excessive thirst, little urination, weakness, lightheadedness), blood in vomit or stool, diarrhea for more than 3 days, fever higher than 101.5F, or extreme pain with abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste is also known as Bad taste in mouth. Bad tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bad taste when he is not eating or drinking bad-tasting foods. A bad taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, ...Read more


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