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Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...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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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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Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should i be worried?

Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should i be worried?

Throatitch: Itching most likely allergy however can be secondary to irritant or inflammatory agent, e.g. alcohol, smoking. Dry mouth can be from same, dehydration, mouth breathing during sleep, medications, salivary gland degeneration/ atrophy, radiation therapy, etc. keep mental diary re; when these sx occur, see correlation. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

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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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Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Medications: The first thing that i would check is your current list of medications. Many medications can have side effects that could give you some of the symptoms that you are describing. ...Read more

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Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?

Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?

Mouth breathing ?: Acid reflux? Oral hygiene? Dental issues? Diet? So many possibilities for your problem. A full medical history and dental examination would go a long way in isolating the cause(s). Please see your dentist and physician for consultations. ...Read more

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How to treat this bad sore throat horrible taste in mouth?

How to treat this bad sore throat horrible taste in mouth?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Metalic taste in my mouth and stomach cramps.

Metalic taste in my mouth and stomach cramps.

Medications?: This sounds like a medication side effect. Having you started any new medications or antibiotics? ...Read more

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Painful rash in mouth and throat?

Painful rash in mouth and throat?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of painful rash in the mouth and throat. Everything from viral illnesses to much worse. So, i would have it checked. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

Could be many things: Allergies, autoimmune reactions, infections, etc... There are many things that could cause swollen gums and alter your taste. I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist or other dentist to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could allergies be causing a metallic taste in my mouth and a sore tongue?

Could allergies be causing a metallic taste in my mouth and a sore tongue?

Metal taste: Allergies can cause a post nasal drip that can result in a funny taste in your mouth but the metal taste and sore tongue sounds like a possible side effect to a medication. Have your doctor review any meds you are taking for a possible side effect. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Viral pharyngitis: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read more

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Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. There are also other less common causes. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Viral pharyngitis: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read more

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Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow,very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?

Get checked again: It could be mononucleosis (a virus) or a different type of bacteria other than group A strep. I would see the doctor again for a recheck. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a bad taste in my mouth, my throat is sore, and i keep spitting up water!?

Need help. I've got a bad taste in my mouth, my throat is sore, and i keep spitting up water!?

?tonsilloliths: If periodontal disease has been ruled out, it is very possible, if your tonsils have not been removed, that food particles may be getting into the crypts of your tonsils. That can cause a bad odor. The other realistic possibility is reflux of acid from the stomach (gerd). These 2 diagnoses need to be confirmed as a cause of bad breath and a sore throat. ...Read more

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I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?

Bad taste : Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist. ...Read more

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Are hoarseness and a sore throat off and on and a bad taste in my mouth withdraw symptoms from quitting smoking?

Congrats on quitting: Withdrawal symptoms are actually signs that your body is healing. Most of these symptoms peak approximately 3-5 days after quitting, and then begin to taper off. Be patient and good luck! ...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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How to treat this bad sore throat horrible taste in mouth?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have mucus drainage that has a bad taste in the back of my throat and am now getting a sore throat. Do you know why this could possibly be?

I have mucus drainage that has a bad taste in the back of my throat and am now getting a sore throat. Do you know why this could possibly be?

See below: Bad-tasting mucus drainage might come from infected sinuses (do u have any pain or pressure over sinus areas?), throat infection, dental abscess. Any fever? If u have any tooth decay, see dentist. Otherwise, see pcp if fever &/or sinus pain/pressure. May be viral in origin in which case antibiotics are useless but doc can test for strep, which responds to antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?

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I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?

See your PCP: There are many possible causes for a bitter taste in your mouth e.g. (sinus infection, strep throat,etc.). You should contact your doctor if the bad taste persists more than a week. ...Read more

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Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat , bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?

Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat , bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?

Possible sinusitis : Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, i would favor a bacterial infection . You should see md. ...Read more

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Sore throat,very smooth oral mucosa,bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Sore throat,very smooth oral mucosa,bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Multiple: You have a variety of symptoms involving lips, hands, feet, urinary tract , mouth..that it is difficult to guess at a diagnosis. Please see a family doctor to get an accurate history as to duration and severity and sequence of your symptoms. After some testing,a diagnosis will be reached.Best of luck and salaams. ...Read more

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Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?

Possibly: I have learned first hand that you don't always have "classic" symptoms with strep throat. The best way to find out is to get a strep throat culture/ test. ...Read more

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I don't have tonsils anymore. I have a really bad sore throat, when I cough bad taste from a little bit of mucus, slight fever and upset stomach. tire?

I don't have tonsils anymore. I have a really bad sore throat, when I cough bad taste from a little bit of mucus, slight fever and upset stomach. tire?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more