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Why does my cough after taste, taste like metal? ( Coughed a couple of times in the past two days though). Mucus this morning was little yellow.

Why does my cough after taste, taste like metal? ( Coughed a couple of times in the past two days though). Mucus this morning was little yellow.

See a doctor: the metal test after a cough could be concerning because sometime it could be the test of iron and that could mean that there is a blood might not be visible in you sputum so my advice go and see a doctor will examine you either will assure you or treat you of course there is a lot of other theory to explain the metal test as well good luck ...Read more

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Why do I cough up phlegm that tastes like metal?

Blood: Sometimes with a very forceful cough there can be specks of blood or actual amounts of blood in the phlegm. Blood will have a typical metallic/iron taste. ...Read more

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I've recently went to the doctor & I have bronchitis. Now my cough has worsened & I have a horriable taste in my mouth like a metal!

I've recently went to the doctor & I have bronchitis. Now my cough has worsened & I have a horriable  taste in my mouth like a metal!

Antibiotic?: They may have given you an anti-biotic that causes nasty metal taste. The most common ones are biaxin (clarithromycin) and Flagyl (metronidazole), but if your cough is worsening you should let the doctor know, and get re-checked sooner to make sure not turning into pneumonia. ...Read more

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Hello I am going thru withdrawals from Dilaudid and having a cough that has a metal or infection type of taste. I am also taking Flonase. Infections .

Hello I am going thru withdrawals from Dilaudid and having a cough that has a metal or infection type of taste. I am also taking Flonase. Infections .

See doctor: Why were you taking Dilaudid? My take is that the Dilaudid had suppressed your cough but not cured the cause thus your current problem. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had upset stomach for two weeks, tightness/clogged feeling in my chest. I don't have a cough but when i clear my throat i taste metal. ?

I've had upset stomach for two weeks, tightness/clogged feeling in my chest. I don't have a cough but when i clear my  throat i taste metal.   ?

Such symptoms are: difficult to evaluate alone without additional information! Could it have een an unusual meal you ate?? Sound like acid reflux or GERD. In any case, this needs evaluation by your Primmary Care Provider. Dr Z ...Read more

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When i cough it tastes salty, why?

When i cough it tastes salty, why?

Phlegm: Sounds like you are producing phlegm. I wouldn't get too excited about this unless it is bothering you. If it does, then consider seeing your doctor for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have cough and cold for 2 weeks.. I can't eat well because i don't have taste at all for 2weeks.. What should I do?

I have cough and cold for 2 weeks.. I can't eat well because i don't have taste at all for 2weeks.. What should I do?

See a physician: If you are ill and, it sounds like you need treatment, then the next step is to go see your physician. ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Need more info: What is your idea of "taste of blood", if it is just salty taste, it may be due to mucus. If you see blood in your sputum, or if the cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more