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I have a bad taste in the back of my throat and I have the chills. What's wrong with me?

I have a bad taste in the back of my throat and I have the chills. What's wrong with me?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this on the internet. Need more history and physical exam. You may have a sinus infection with post-nasal drip creating the sore throat and bad taste. This is common with sinusitis. But the best way to deal with this is to get a doctor to see you. ...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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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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Hi I have a bad taste at the back of my throat everytime I cough and it hurts my chest to?

Hi I have a bad taste at the back of my throat everytime I cough and it hurts my chest to?

Infection: Sounds like you may have sinusitis or bronchitis, which can cause nasty tasting mucus, as can strep throat. See a doctor in the next few days. ...Read more

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Really bad metal taste in the back of my throat whenever I drink. Should I be concerned?

Really bad metal taste in the back of my throat whenever I drink. Should I be concerned?

Dysgeusia: A metallic taste in your mouth, or dysgeusia, can be due to zinc deficiency, asthma inhalers, dry mouth, chemotherapy, certain medications, diabetes, lead poisoning, reflux, and nerve damage at any point from the tongue to the brain. Often, no cause can be discovered. Please see your md for a physical exam and appropriate lab testing. ...Read more

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I have a bad phlegm taste in the back of my throat. What does this mean?

I have a bad phlegm taste in the back of my throat. What does this mean?

Throat phlegm: Throat phlegm is often ropey saliva. This is affected by dehydration, infection and certain foods. Easiest fix is to increase h2o intake by a liter a day. Non- alcoholic mouth washes are useuful as well. Brushing your teeth 3-4times a day is important. Any of the causes can create bad breath. Infection will become evident and needs treatment. ...Read more

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Have a really bitter bad breathe taste stuck in the back of my throat won't go away with anything! But my breathe doesn't stink it's just in my throat?

Have a really bitter bad breathe taste stuck in the back of my throat won't go away with anything! But my breathe doesn't stink it's just in my throat?

Postnasal drip?: Lots of things can cause an unpleasant taste. If it seems to be in the throat then mucus draining from the sinuses could be to blame. Acid reflux from the stomach could too. A medical exam might help sort it out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a dry burning sensation in the back of my throat, but now I have thick green and brown mucus in throat, still dry, bad taste, yellow tint tounge?

I had a dry burning sensation in the back of my throat, but now I have thick green and brown mucus in throat, still dry, bad taste, yellow tint tounge?

Run-of-the-Mill: Sounds like you have what I just got over. No biggie. You need more fluids and brush your teeth and tongue twice a day. You may develop other symptoms too, like a cough and headache but it should all blow over in a week or so. Over the counter cold and cough meds should help. If getting progressively worse, however, then you may want to see a doctor, especially if a high fever develops. ...Read more

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Bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth. What can I do?

Bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth. What can I do?

See your dentist: To determine if it's dental in origin. If not, your dentist will probably refer you to your physician. Unfortunately, what you describe requires a one on one clinical examination to determine the cause. Merely giving you a list of possibilities would serve no purpose. ...Read more

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What can cause bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth?

What can cause bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth?

Bad taste: Without knowing the taste description, it is harder to be specific. However, any strange taste often suggests infection. Especially after a tooth was removed and if you suddenly notice a strange taste or drainage in throat, please see your oral surgeon/dentist to rule out infection, as it is easier to treat it sooner than later. The bad taste may come from surgical dressing in the socket, possibly. ...Read more

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A chronic sinusitis can give white tongue? What about red spots without pain? And I notice a bad taste that comes as the throat or tongue back end...

A chronic sinusitis can give white tongue? What about red spots without pain? And I notice a bad taste that comes as the throat or tongue back end...

May not be Rel: The two are separate entities but can present as symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection where your autoimmune system is burdened. ...Read more

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What's the reason bad taste coming ftom your throat?

What's the reason bad taste coming ftom your throat?

Depends: Acid reflux, tonsil stones, pharyngitis, dry mouth, dental infections, tongue disorders, sinusitis and postnasal drip are among some of the common reasons for bad taste in the throat. ...Read more

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What conditions have similar symptoms to lpr? (such as mucus in throat, bad taste, tight throat, abdomem pain and 'vurping')

What conditions have similar symptoms to lpr? (such as mucus in throat, bad taste, tight throat, abdomem pain and 'vurping')

Voice box swelling: You ask a good question about laryngeal pharyngeal reflux. This problem of acid spilling from the esophagus to the voice box (larynx) causes swelling around your vocal cords. The symptom of having something in your throat arises from the nerves detecting the swollen membranes. Many other causes of swelling in this area will mimic the symptom. (post nasal drip, infection, foreign body, masses, etc). ...Read more

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What can cause a bad taste in my mouth and why is it making my throat sore?

Acid Reflux?: Just a guess. See your dentist and physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...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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I feel like there is something pushing against my throat. Especially with head down. Clear my throat often. Bad taste in my mouth. Any guesses why!?

I feel like there is something pushing against my throat. Especially with head down. Clear my throat often. Bad taste in my mouth. Any guesses why!?

Reflux: Globus sensation. (feeling of a lump in the throat) can be caused by many things. Acid reflux, irritation from throat clearing, post nasal drip are common causes. Rare causes include masses or tumors. If symptoms continue an otolaryngologist (ENT) should take a quick look to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I had strep throat completed 10 days of antibiotic about 4 days ago. Now I have a congested cough that has a very bad taste when I cough. Any suggesti?

I had strep throat completed 10 days of antibiotic about 4 days ago. Now I have a congested cough that has a very bad taste when I cough. Any suggesti?

Infection: It is possible that your lower respiratory tract has become infected with a different or similar, resistant bacteria which is causing bronchitis. You may need additional antibiotics with a medication that will better target this area. Guaifenesin, more liquids, & humidification may help. You should discuss this with your doctor or I am available, if you need further assistance. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my throat for about 3 months and now bad taste, lack of energy what might this possibly be??

I have small bumps on my throat for about 3 months and now bad taste, lack of energy what might this possibly be??

Bumps on throat: Could be due to PND (post nasal drip), sinusitis, reflux. Sometimes the reflux can cause cobblestoning, it is mucusal edema due to irritation.. Consider elevating head of bed, zyrtec, ranitidine and prevecid follow up with doc to check for infection ...Read more

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Pain between shoulder blades mostly right side, burning in throat for days, bad taste in mouth, feeling of something in throat. Gerds?

Probably: If you have pain radiation to the scapula and bitter taste in the mouth called water brash and burning in the throat it is very possible you may have reflux. Try adjusting your diet and changing your lifestyle which in most cases will affect and reduce reflux, additionally you should see your primary, antacids and /or medications such as prilosec can be trailed for symptom control initially. ...Read more

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Gums, tongue, and throat hurt so much that I can barely eat. Gums bleed, bad taste in throat, sores. I haven't been to the dentist in a long time.

See someone ASAP: Could be anything, you need a good oral and perhaps complete physical exam. Any recently started medications? Any recent trips to foreign countries?
On any antibiotics? Tried and new foods recently? ...Read more

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For the past two months, I'm having a very bad taste that appears every few hours specially when I'm swallowing, I can feel that the taste is coming from my throat coming down from my nose. Plus my tongue is getting yellowish, I don't know if they are rel

For the past two months, I'm having a very bad taste that appears every few hours specially when I'm swallowing, I can feel that the taste is coming from my throat coming down from my nose. Plus my tongue is getting yellowish, I don't know if they are rel

Post nasal drainage: Occurs when there is excess mucous production that does not run out the nose. Common causes of post nasal drainage include: Cold, Flu, Allergies, and Sinus infection or sinusitis. The bad taste is most likely due to infection. Try taking some over-the-counter medications, including an antihistamine and guafenesin. If your symptoms get worse or don't improve in a week, get checked for infection ...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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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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I feel like my tongue and roof of my mouth are coated with wax or grease. Also have a bad taste in my throat.

See Oral Surgeon: This may actually be a stomach condition so if OMFS doesn't find anything, see your physician. ...Read more

Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more