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Doctor insights on: Copper Taste

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Do iron supplements cause metallic taste in mouth?

Do iron supplements cause metallic taste in mouth?

Yes, possibly: There may be taste changes with taking iron supplements... Are you taking them just as a supplement ? Or in treatment of a true iron deficiency. If you are getting too much iron - side effects may be worse.. Check with your md before taking too much iron. The other main side effect of iron supplementation is constipation - very important to take with at least 60-80 oz water a day and fiber! ...Read more

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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Metal taste in mouth ?

Metal taste in mouth
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Different things: The taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste. Blood can also have a metallic taste. Some medications taste metallic. ...Read more

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Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...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

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Why Flagyl causes metallic taste in mouth?

Why Flagyl causes metallic taste in mouth?

Dysguisia: The drug causes an altered sensation of taste. It is believed that Metronidazole (flagyl) interacts with the metal ions that are associated with the cell membranes of the taste buds, thereby altering the sense of taste. ...Read more

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Is a bitter taste added to all sweet, toxic chemicals?

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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Which is better... Mirena (levonorgestrel) or copper t?

Which is better... Mirena (levonorgestrel) or copper t?

See below: They are both good options with different advantages: copper t - smaller diameter for easier insertion, no hormone, lasts for 10 years mirena - Progesterone results in lighter periods and in some cases no periods, lasts 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Can Paragard, the copper IUD, cause copper toxicity within the body? Hair loss, fatigue, etc.?

Can Paragard, the copper IUD, cause copper toxicity within the body? Hair loss, fatigue, etc.?

Paragard: Here is an excellent article by Mayo Clinic regarding possible problems: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/paragard/basics/risks/prc-20013048. Here is the company site: http://paragard.com/safety-and-side-effects.aspx. With symptoms of hair loss or fatigue - I would not assume that is related to the IUD. Your physician can assess to determine the cause of these sx's. ...Read more

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Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.

Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.

Likely not: In 35 years of practice, never heard or read of this occurring. Typical implant placement sites do not go near the areas which provide these. I would suggest seeing an Oral Medicine specialist if these things have occurred. Further references might follow from there. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Food Doesn't Taste Good it taste like acerbic?

Food Doesn't Taste Good it taste like acerbic?

Infection: If the food is not spoiled then you may have a tooth or sinus infection, See your doctor and dentist. ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

It may: Chlorhexidine gluconate may leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Do not rinse your mouth to remove this taste after using the medication. You may rinse the medicine away and reduce its effectiveness. Chlorhexidine may also stain your teeth or other dental work (crowns, fillings, bridges, dentures). You will often need to seek your dentist or dental hygienist to remove these brown stains. ...Read more

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Metal taste in mouth on tablets?

Metal taste in mouth on tablets?

Metal taste: There are a number of causes for metal taste. Some of them include vitamin or mineral deficiencies, periodontal disease, hormonal, pregnancy, habits of chewing on objects, and more. It takes an evaluation that may include blood tests to determine your specific cause. ...Read more

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After tonsils removed is it normal for food to taste bitter?

After tonsils removed is it normal for food to taste bitter?

If still healing: If' you're still healing after your surgery, you may be raw and in some pain. There may be secretions left behind that have not yet been cleared. You may still have scabs on the wounds. Taste changes after tonsillectomy are more common than previously recognized -- but may come back to normal within 6 months or so. http://tinyurl.com/kb4gw8p. ...Read more

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What causes metallic taste in my mouth?

Most often: Most often a side effect of many medications. It is not a serious condition and is quite common. If it persists beyond a few weeks, consult with your physician or dentist. Make sure you are maintaining good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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