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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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 (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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Does having surgery cause a bad taste in your mouth?

Dr. Michael Bolesta
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Samuel Burchfield
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What causes bad taste in mouth after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

Dr. Samuel Burchfield
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
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What can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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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Dr. Foead Geula
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Bad taste in mouth after snorting hydrocodone. Why is this?

Dr. Foead Geula
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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I've had an awful bad taste in mouth for 4 years after living in damp conditions. It's ruined my life in many ways. Tried everything.

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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I've had an awful bad taste in mouth for 4 years after living in damp conditions. It's ruined my life in many ways. Tried everything.

See dentist: See dentist. You may have dental disease responsible for your sympotms. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can alcohol cause bad taste in mouth days after drinking?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

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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Dr. TED FEDER
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. TED FEDER
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
35 years in practice
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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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