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Dry Cough Metallic Taste
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Might be GERD: Be sure to have your doctor check you out for gastric reflux - your dry cough may be the result of irritated tissue in your throat. Stomach acid can create small patches of throat lining that are inflamed and cause a chronic cough. Metallic taste can also be from stomach acids on your taste buds. One common reason for gerd is sleep apnea, so if you snore, ask questions about that also. ...Read more
Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more
Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?
Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?
Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Symptoms!!: Good day; Require more information before offering possible diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Itchy throat, deep cough, yellow mucus with weird taste and stuffy sinuses. Swollen Lymph nodes.
Inflammation: What you described is consistent with inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It the issue does not resolve in a week, it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Metallic taste: Could be from infected/bleeding gums, food impaction areas between and around teeth, a broken/loose dental restoration, infected throat/tonsils/adenoids/sinuses, neurologic impairment, systemic disease, etc. As m metallic taste most often has an oral cavity cause, first see your Dentist. If there are no dental markers you will be referred to appropriate dental or medical specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I been having a dry cough with a metallic taste in my mouth plus some whizzing what does that mean?
Dry coughes with metallic taste. I also have trouble with breathlessness and heart pounding hard. Is this something to see the doctor for?
I had to get an Mri and had anesthesia after I was done I had a metallic taste for a few days. I also developed a cough. Four days dry cough.
I get a dry cough every winter, does not produce mucus and a metallic taste in my mouth, labored and wheezing breath which worsens during exercise
Sounds like asthma: You likely have bronchial asthma which is often worsened by breathing in cold and dry air. Interestingly dust mites population usually increases from early winter to early spring and thus you may have a dust mite allergy as well. You need to get a lung function test and may need a controller drug for asthma at least during the winter months. The metallic taste s-> ? sinusitis or gum disease. ...Read more
I have had a dry cough for over a month now and metallic taste in my mouth after coughing. & a bruise came up behind my knee overnight. ?
Medical care: I don't know what risk factors you might have for an underlying cause, but,regardless, a cough that lasts a month or more requires evaluation. The metallic taste might be an associated symptom, especially if you have infection in your sinuses or bronchial passages. As to the bruise behind your knee, only further evaluation will reveal what's causing it. ...Read more
I breathed in dry leaves/dust mowing, immediate chest pain and afterwards have cough w/ gurgling & bloody/metallic taste in mouth. Should I see a doc?
Yes you should: Yes you should see a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had a bad cough, bronchitis, recently stopped smoking, metallic taste when I cough. Cough turned dry and chronic last 3 days. Difficulty breathing. severe lower left abdominal pain started today
M.D. visit: Since you have abd pain, difficulty breathing and a cough, these symptoms may indicate that you have pneumonia. Pneumonia does not necessarily mean that you have a bacterial illness, but this sometimes does occur following a viral illness. Please see you physician and a virtual consult is also available on follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Side effect? : Antibiotics, antifungals, thyroid meds, high blood pressure meds and lithium are known for creating metallic taste in mouth. Contact your pharmacist or doctor. If you are being treated for periodontal disease as using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) try drinking orange juice. If it continues see you doctor to rule out illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv negative 4th gen at 6 month still got white toung easily scrap, and got dry cough not irritating salty taste. These two symptoms from last 3 month?
Severe Cough/congestion off & on for 2 mos. Been treated with antibiotics/steroids (4wks ago). Now have metallic taste when coughing. Why?
Medication effects: It's quite possible one of the medications you were given (clarithromycin?) gave you the metallic taste. Some antibiotics are known for that side effect. Sometimes too mucus from sinus drainage can taste pretty bad... It sounds like you need a thorough check-up. I wonder if you've been diagnosed with asthma or reactive airway disease - that could explain the ongoing cough. See an ID doc if you can ...Read more
Bad cough, metallic taste, wheezing and mucus. Happens only at night. Lasts 5-10 minutes then stops. Inhaler doesn't help. What could be the problem?
I have a metallic taste when i cough &have a painful ear as well. 2 weeks ago i had hysterectomy & just before that sinus infex w/ear infex .
Fluid still in ear?: Your ear is probably not back to normal from infection. If your ear is still with fluid, though, not infected, it can produce metallic taste as there is a taste nerve in the middle ear. Coughing will also force positive pressure into your middle ear. If it is already full of fluid or is tender, it will cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing over a month. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Got better. Cough returned. Barking with metallic taste. 37 weeks pregnant. What should I do?
See your doc: Though you said you got better from your bronchitis, i think you may have had a relapse and might benefit from another course of a different antibiotic. There are a number of safe antibiotics you could be treated with so see you doctor and hopefully you will be feeling better before you go into labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
URI: These symptoms suggest an infection of the upper respiratry tract-probably viral. If there are fevers, sweats, worsening cough, more chest discomfort on inspiration, wheezing, get checked for more serious bacterial infection including pneumonia. Otherwise take a nonprescription cough syrup for soothing relief. ...Read more
Is there any over-the-counter medicine that would cause a cough and metallic taste in back of throat?
I have had a cough for three weeks after moving to Seattle from NY. No allergy history, good amt of phlegm and rash cough. No metallic taste?
Persistent coughing: Hi Marilyn, Since your cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it needs to be evaluated. A physician should listen to your lungs with a stethescope and examine your ears and throat. A lung or bronchial infection, new onset asthma or sinus drainage are just three possible causes for a persistent cough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dx'd with PNA 1 week ago and given Z-Pak, which was finished yesterday. Still gurgling cough and metallic taste in mouth. Still infected?
Depends: Depends on if you have other symptoms of infection for example Fever/chills elevated white count. If cough is productive you should get sputum cultures done. Repeat CXR to document resolution of pneumonia, also not every cough is pneumonia and viral infections are tend to be more common in this season and not treatable with Abx. Recommend flu test and discuss with your primary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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