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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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Had a flu for 12 days now, dr gave me clarithromycin as it is turning into infection. I have bad taste in mouth, and fevers still, how long for it works?

Had a flu for 12 days now, dr gave me clarithromycin as it is turning into infection. I have bad taste in mouth, and fevers still, how long for it works?

Get rechecked: Bad taste in the mouth is a side effect of cl;arithromycine usually described as metallic taste
but you have complicated influenza with secondary bacterial infection with poor responce to clarithromycine
i will advice to go back to your doctor and have another check up. You may need blood test, sputum culture and chesr xray if your doctor feels it will help and may be change of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Side effect on med: I would try to take the antibiotic with a full meal and lots of water. That may help and eat yogurt daily. I'f you still have nausea/ Gi upset then talk to your MD about changing it ...Read more

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Help! I am taking biaxin-- terrible metal taste in my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

Help! I am taking biaxin-- terrible metal taste in my mouth. How can I get rid of it?

IT SHOULD GO AWAY: Soon after you stop taking it. Consult with your doctor and please finish the prescription. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the metallic taste in my mouth after taking clarithromycin?

Patience!: Tthe metallic taste dissipates once you have completed your course of clarithromycin. Hang in there, finish the entire prescription. If you cannot tolerate the taste, talk to your physician about a change to a different type of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Tough problem: Lots of people complain about this problem with clarithromycin. You can take it with food, that helps. But they also complain it ruins the taste of the food they've eaten. Other folks have reported they take the medicine and immediately brush their teeth, suck on hard candy or chew really strong chewing gum. Good luck...hopefully you won't be on it for long. ...Read more

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I finished prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) 2 months ago and I still get a metallic taste in my mouth. Is it normal?

I finished prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) 2 months ago and I still get a metallic taste in my mouth. Is it normal?

Metallic Taste: That taste from medication should certainly be gone. One of the other top reasons for this taste is blood, due to the iron in it. May be bleeding from your nose. Time to see your doc and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Pneumonia and am currently taking biaxin (clarithromycin). My mouth is producingand annoying. Is this a side effect of the drug, or being ill?

Pneumonia and am currently taking biaxin (clarithromycin). My mouth is producingand annoying. Is this a side effect of the drug, or being ill?

Both possible: The medication you are taking can produce unpleasant tastes, but you don't specify what the problem is. Certainly people who are ill may have a variety of manifestations of the illness, and in addition, antibiotics can predispose one to secondary infections, like thrush, which can be very unpleasant. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin/clarithromycin/omeprazole cause mouth and tongue sores? If so, how do I relieve the soreness?

Does amoxicillin/clarithromycin/omeprazole cause mouth and tongue sores? If so, how do I relieve the soreness?

Oral Sores: You did not mention why you are on these medications. You would have to be seen by dentist and\or physician in order to establish the cause of your mouth and tongue sores and how best to alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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I have strep throat. Took 3 pills250 clarithromycin had to stop due to mouth itching. Got through two days of zpack and itching. Enough to kill it?

I have strep throat. Took 3 pills250 clarithromycin had to stop due to mouth itching. Got through two days of zpack and itching. Enough to kill it?

Maybe/maybe not: There are some strains that are relatively resistant to that family of antibiotics. A partial treatment may be too brief and you may remain contageous. You might check back with your doc and see if s/he will send out something else. ...Read more

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Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

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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Could bad taste in mouth be sinus related?

Could bad taste in mouth be sinus related?

Absolutely: While this could be due to several things, sinus disease could be one cause. ...Read more

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Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Non-specific.: While any new symptoms, no matter what, deserves an investigation, a bad taste in the mouth would be a rather non-specific finding and would not be directly and specifically indicative of cancer by itself. ...Read more

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I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

Reflux: When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps.

Check out my website CardioGauge. Com for heart health education ...Read more

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Does a cold cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?

Does a cold cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?

It can: Bacteria and/or viruses associated with colds and upper respiratory illnesses can cause bad breath ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause bad taste in mouth days after drinking?

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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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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I'm 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

I'm 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Not a symptom: Being thirsty all the time and needing to urinate a lot, even overnight, are the cardinal symptoms of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bad taste in mouth?

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That's relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was anoying, or of sudden onset and persistant despite the absense of food or drink. ...Read more

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Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

NO: Strep. Throat usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. A bad taste in the mouth can be caused by many things but not typically a strep. Throat. ...Read more

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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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What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

Dehydration? Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache. The following also describes me: Bad taste in mouth. What should I do?

I am experiencing toothache. The following also describes me: Bad taste in mouth. What should I do?

Toothache: See your Dentist. Most common cause of toothache, but not the only cause, is infection (abscess). This isn't an OTC situation. You must see your Dentist as soon as possible to address this. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

No: I have never heard of this occurring, unless you are referring to the taste of the medication used to treat thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more


Biaxin (Definition)

Clarithromycin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind ...Read more