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Bitter Taste (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I've made a phlegmy throat for a while now and I've noticed a bitter taste at the back of my throat after drinking water. Could the two be related?

I've made a phlegmy throat for a while now and I've noticed a bitter taste at the back of my throat after drinking water. Could the two be related?

Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). The doctor can also look for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a side effect of amitriptyline which is a very bitter taste in the back of throat. What can I take for it?

I am experiencing a side effect of amitriptyline which is a very bitter taste in the back of throat. What can I take for it?

Common side effect: This is a common side effect. Make sure you are drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids. You can suck on lemon drops several times a day. Often, the sensation is due to dry mouth. Always check with your doctor regarding any side effects you are experiencing. ...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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I have a bitter taste from nasal passage and throat when i sniffle. What can I do to fix this?

I have a bitter taste from nasal passage and throat when i sniffle. What can I do to fix this?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Cant eat properly, feel full after small amount. Bad bitter taste in morning, queasy stomache, block feeling in throat. What could it be?

Cant eat properly, feel full after small amount. Bad bitter taste in morning, queasy stomache, block feeling in throat. What could it be?

Could be reflux: If it's associated with sleep, then there's possibly a small amount of stomach contents going back into the throat due to gravity. Even a very small amount of reflux could give a strange taste in the mouth. Reflux can cause the blocked feeling in the throat. Stomach ulcers can cause you to feel full after eating a small amount. Make sure you get checked up by your doc for this! ...Read more

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There is a bitter taste in my throat whenever i swallow food. Should i be worried?

There is a bitter taste in my throat whenever i swallow food. Should i be worried?

Yes: 1. Acid reflux: a painful and burning sensation in the esophagus, just behind the breastbone, usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. ... 2. Pregnancy 3. Reflux disease. ...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!

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

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