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I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

I  get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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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I get bitter taste in my mouth&bad breath after eating &sometimes it goes away after awhile.My tongue has a yellowish hue to it.What could cause this?

I get bitter taste in my mouth&bad breath after eating &sometimes it goes away after awhile.My tongue has a yellowish hue to it.What could cause this?

Yellow Coated Tongue: is an inflammation of the tongue papillae. The condition occurs when bacteria in the mouth produce pigments which cause the tongue to develop a yellow coating. The causes are poor oral hygiene, medications, fever, dehydration, and mouth breathing. Use a tongue scraper and hydrogen peroxide (5:1 water) as a treatment. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat causing sneezing especially after eating chocolate, bitter taste in mouth, and frequent need to clear throat /acid reflux or not?

Discomfort in throat causing sneezing especially after eating chocolate, bitter taste in mouth, and frequent need to clear throat /acid reflux or not?

Acid reflux: If you are having acid reflux your doctor can order tests to see how often. A ph probe is placed and studied for24 hours. You can try over the counter medication. Ask your pharmacist. Try to stop caffeine and write down what makes it worse. ...Read more

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Just recently I have experienced a bitter taste in my mouth when eating (like almond), frequent headaches and nosebleeds (usually when I wash my face)?

Just recently I have experienced a bitter taste in my mouth when eating (like almond), frequent headaches and nosebleeds (usually when I wash my face)?

Otolaryngologist: I recommend an examination by an otolaryngologist as well as a blood pressure check in view of frequent nosebleeds. However these are commonly due to excessive dryness in your home causing a cracking of nasal membrane and veins there. You may need cauterization of the area if the nose bleed is always from the same nostril. Add a humidifier,apply a tiny amount of Vaseline to your nostrils nightly ...Read more

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Why do I get extremely strong bitter taste in my mouth after I use the eyedrop with chloramphenicol?

Why do I get extremely strong bitter taste in my mouth after I use the eyedrop with chloramphenicol?

Do not use them: There is a small but measurable risk of an irreversible aplastic anemia caused by Chloramphenicol eye drops. Almost all cases of conjunctivitis are viral, irritative or allergic and antimicrobial agents have no role. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an unpleasant, bitter taste in my mouth?

Dysgeusia: Dysgeusia is the medical term for an impaired sense of taste. It can result in unpleasant taste sensations ranging from metallic to salty or bitter. The bad taste may also be described as foul or rancid. The severity of the bad taste varies among affected individuals. Dysgeusia can be caused by infections, inflammation, injury, or environmental factors. ...Read more

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Why do I always have bitter taste in my mouth? I don't have any cancer.

Unclear: There are several causes of such a complaint. They can be anything from dental issues to liver disease. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

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

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