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Bad Taste In The Back Of My Throat
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
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
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
I've been having a really bad rotten taste in the back of my throat. I started producing thick, white phlegm/mucus. What could this be?
Infection: You could have an infection of the tonsil or sinus. Be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
I've had this bad tasting slime in the back of my throat for over a week now. Every time I swallow my throat hurts slightly. What could it be?
Infection: Viral or bacterial. You have had this for a week, I would seek treatment and make sure it is not strep. ...Read more
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?
I have had this bad/odd tasting mucous in the back of my throat for about 4 days. I don't have a cold, and I don't have a need to blow my nose hardly?
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
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
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
Is it bad to have a lot of bumps in the back of your throat and a lot of little veins and bleed from them? Also have bad taste when swallowing?
Bleed: It could be bad since it is not normal. Pl3ase schedule an appointment with your pcp. ...Read more
Sinus infect. On 2nd round of Cefdinir 600mg. Having bloody noses down back of throat, rusty smell, nose feels weird, bad taste. Should I keep taking?
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
Infection?: You may have a throat infection, you should get checked by your doc. ...Read more
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
Acid Reflux?: Just a guess. See your dentist and physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have small bumps on my throat for about 3 months and now bad taste, lack of energy what might this possibly be??
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
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
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
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
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
I have had this lump in my throat when I swallow for a couple months now and it won't go away. I also have a bad taste and smell in my mouth?
Lump: This needs physician evaluation and possible referral to eat, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more
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