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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?

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

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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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

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I have a very bitter taste in my tongue which I use to have sometimes but now it's everyday and gives me nausea? Pls tell me what to take & what it's f

Reflux: The most common cause for your symptoms would be uncontrolled heartburn. I see you are on Prilosec already, I would try and double up to 40mg a day and if no better in af ew days, go see a doctor. Also, if you are taking any anti inflammatories, they could be irritating your stomach. ...Read more

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Bitter taste, nausea, yellow tongue after had sip of bad tasting bottled h2o. What was in the h2o? Blood work will take 2 days. Ekg normal. Scared.

Bitter taste, nausea, yellow tongue after had sip of bad tasting bottled h2o.  What was in the h2o? Blood work will take 2 days. Ekg normal. Scared.

What did labs show?: Its been several days since you first posted your question. Have you heard the results of your lab tests please, so we can assist you further? ...Read more

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When to be concerned about intermittent bitter/ metallic taste on tongue that doesn't seem to coincide with diet/ stress/ oral hygiene?

When to be concerned about intermittent bitter/ metallic taste on tongue that doesn't seem to coincide with diet/ stress/ oral hygiene?

Have it checked: A change in taste is a very significant thing. It could be caused by a change in salivary gland function, interactions of medications or something more. To be sure you should consult with your dentist and your physician. ...Read more

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Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic taste, a tongue sore & chillitis that comes & goes. Nausea/taste comes on & off all day with/out food. Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic tas?

Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic taste, a tongue sore & chillitis that comes & goes. Nausea/taste comes on & off all day with/out food. Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic tas?

See your doctor: The metallic taste is known as dysguesia and can have many causes, including infection, an effect of smoking, allergies, or certain medications. With the meds you're taking I do wonder if one could be causing this, including the nausea and chelitis. I would suggest an office visit with your prescribing doctor to discuss your symptoms and review your medications and their side effects. ...Read more

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Irritation under far back of tongue for 2 wks, bitter taste, thick whiteness in middle of back of tongue, sour taste, salivation. What could this be?

Irritation under far back of tongue for 2 wks, bitter taste, thick whiteness in middle of back of tongue, sour taste, salivation. What could this be?

Several causes: Several thing can cause this. Allergies and post nasal drip, infections , virus, acid reflux, thrush, poor oral hygiene, are some of the causes. See a dentist to find out what is going on i. Your mouth and how to best treat it. ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste on the tip of my tongue and on my lips. What can it be?

I have a bitter taste on the tip of my tongue and on my lips. What can it be?

Many possibilities: At age 19, most likely source is a vitamin deficiency. Could be a medication side effect, an after effect of gerd/heartburn or an allergic reaction to a lotion, lip balm or the like. See your dentist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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A 50 year old man always feels bitter taste .. Polydipsia due to dryness in his mouth .. Also a thick whitish layer on his tongue ..

A 50 year old man always feels bitter taste ..
Polydipsia due to dryness in his mouth .. Also a thick whitish layer on his tongue ..

Mouth symptoms: Taste disturbances can be caused by medication or vitamin deficiencies. Polydipsia can be caused by many conditions, including diabetes or salivary gland problems including sjogren's syndrome and others. The thick white layer on your tongue is vague and nonspecific. If your symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have this sour/bitter taste in my mouth and lasts for hours. I also feel nauseous when it happens and sometimes my tongue tingles.

Acid Reflux ?: Distinct possibility. But this needs to be diagnosed locally, by your physician. Please make an appointment to be sure. ...Read more