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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

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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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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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

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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?

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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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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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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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