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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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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

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What is causing a bitter taste of the mucus coming from sinus?

What is causing a bitter taste of the mucus coming from sinus?

Post nasal drip: viral, bacterial or allergic response.Please get examined to determine the cause. ...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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Whats is the reason of bitter taste in the month? Everything taste bitter even water.

Medication: Side effect, toxins, neurologic disorder are all possibilities. If it persists, you need to see a doctor, because it could be something serious. ...Read more

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Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

Bitter taste from...: 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 for an evaluation. ...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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How do I get rid of the bitter taste from taking medication?

How do I get rid of the bitter taste from taking medication?

See your dentist: A side effect of some medications is that it can cause you to experience a bitter or metallic taste in your mouth. But, it might also be a dental problem. To rule that out, go see your dentist first to make sure everything is healthy. ...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 coming out of my teeth. What mayit be?

I have a bitter taste coming out of my teeth. What mayit be?

Possible infection: It could be an infection coming from your gums. If so, it may lead to tooth loss. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth with implantation?

Bitter taste in mouth with implantation?

No: This is absolutely not related to implantation; there are no symptoms with implantation. ...Read more