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Bitter Taste (Overview)

Bitter tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bitter taste when he is not eating or drinking bitter foods. A bitter taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, from some foods, etc...


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What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

Various reasons: Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities, toxic substances are just some of the reasons you could be having a bitter taste. ...Read more

Bitter Taste (Overview)

Bitter tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bitter taste when he is not eating or drinking bitter foods. A bitter taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, from some foods, etc...


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I started vomiting this morning and it was a bitter taste that was yellow. What does that mean?

I started vomiting this morning and it was a bitter taste that was yellow. What does that mean?

Probably bile: If you have no food in the stomach when you vomit, what comes are gall bladder secretions that are there to help digest fatty foods. It is not dangerous to have this happen, but you may want to know the cause of the vomiting - that could be important to deal with. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Failing crowns?: Have your dentist do a thorough check up to see if you have failing crowns or bridges. ...Read more

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What causes a bitter taste to linger?

What causes a bitter taste to linger?

Healthy taste buds +: How long is lingering? If it's just minutes or perhaps an hour, you have good healthy taste buds. If it's days or longer, see a dentist and perhaps a physician. Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications, poor oral hygiene, or perhaps a sign of an infection that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Being treated for lpr, with omperzaloe, raised bed, etc., but now have nasty bitter taste, excessive saliva in mouth, nothing taste good, what's next?

Bitter Taste: Hello. It still sounds like the LPR or gerd may be responsible for your symptoms. I guess the first question I would ask is how long on omeprezole? Are you having breakthrough symptoms? Are you taking. The opmeprezole once or twice daily? These are questions you can review with your ENT doctor. Also search and incorporate a low acid diet and be true to this diet. It has been shown to be curative. ...Read more

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Periodic symptoms: lump in throat (trach area); hoarse; feels like glass caught; recent bitter taste; omeprazole treatment for 2 mo's no help.?

Periodic symptoms: lump in throat (trach area); hoarse; feels like glass caught; recent bitter taste; omeprazole treatment for 2 mo's no help.?

Lump in throat: If you are still having symptoms after taking antacids and ppi then you should have a thyroid u/s done and labs to make sure it's not your thyroid and you can also see an ENT to check your vocal cords for nodes. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of bitter taste in the mouth?

Find the cause...: Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene. Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Are there resources that list all the bitter tasting drugs?

Highly unlikely: Drugs r classified by shape, color, size, dose, composition (pill/powder/capsule/gelcap/ liquid/lotion/cream/ointment/etc) but, to my knowledge, not according to taste. ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste on tongue - like licking a lemon. Gets better with fluid intake, what could be the cause?

Lemon = acidic: Either way, a taste such as this could be indicative of cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, or even a sinus infection. Which, if any of the above is affecting you remains unknown. Please consult with a local dentist to rule out any tooth/gum problems, and then with your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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What can be used to get rid of the bitter taste of a child's medicine?

What can be used to get rid of the bitter taste of a child's medicine?

Flavoring: The pharmacist can add flavoring to most medicines but it needs to be written on the prescription. Having said that it is important that children learn good or bad tasting medicine is medicine and MUST be taken no matter what. ...Read more

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Can clarithromyc cause bitter taste?

Yes: Alteration in senses of smell and taste, including what is often described as a metallic taste that lasts the entire time one takes Clarithromycin are potential side effects. ...Read more

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What causes a bitter taste to linger?

Healthy taste buds +: How long is lingering? If it's just minutes or perhaps an hour, you have good healthy taste buds. If it's days or longer, see a dentist and perhaps a physician. Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications, poor oral hygiene, or perhaps a sign of an infection that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a bitter taste added to all sweet, toxic chemicals?

No: Many poisons are alkaloids and taste bitter. However there is no direct correlation between sweetness and toxicity. ...Read more

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Why does a flucuation of estrogen cause a bitter taste?

Bitter taste: Several doctors on healthtap have addresses this topic. Here is a link to their great answers. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/#topics/fluctuation-in-estrogen-levels-metallic-taste. ...Read more

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How to ease the bitter taste that one experiences during chemo?

Granny Smith apples: Some of my patients try taking a bite of a granny smith apple and this sometimes helps them. Hope this helps. Also eating with plastic utensils can help with the metallic taste. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the bitter taste when taking medication?

Take with food: I assume you are sure that it is the medication that is causing the bitter taste. If it is a medication that can be taken with meals, it may help to hide that bitter taste. Not an easy problem to solve. ...Read more

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I had a bitter taste of mine saliva...What it might be?

Can be many things: Could be a medication side effect, infection from the gums or teeth, gastric reflux or a symptom of some systemic disorder. When was your last dental exam? Last physical? Maybe it's time... ...Read more

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What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

Various reasons: Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities, toxic substances are just some of the reasons you could be having a bitter taste. ...Read more

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White crust and bitter taste in my tongue?

Medical condition: Usually when there is a change in tongue tasting and abnormal tongue morphology with no reason, there is a need tin seeking for medical help. Sometimes it is because the influence of your food/medication you currenly have or sometimes is from unbalanced hormone or degeneration of sensry nerve, salivary glands or dry mouth condition, and...Etc. Please consult with your physician for answer. ...Read more