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Had a flu for 12 days now, dr gave me clarithromycin as it is turning into infection. I have bad taste in mouth, and fevers still, how long for it works?

Had a flu for 12 days now, dr gave me clarithromycin as it is turning into infection. I have bad taste in mouth, and fevers still, how long for it works?

Get rechecked: Bad taste in the mouth is a side effect of cl;arithromycine usually described as metallic taste
but you have complicated influenza with secondary bacterial infection with poor responce to clarithromycine
i will advice to go back to your doctor and have another check up. You may need blood test, sputum culture and chesr xray if your doctor feels it will help and may be change of antibiotics. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Have flu and my mouth has a bad taste. How to get rid of the taste?

Have flu and my mouth has a bad taste. How to get rid of the taste?

Try garling with: Warm salt water (do not swallow). If you have flu, hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! ...Read more

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I have cold and flu, there is mucus in my throat making it hard to speak and causimg bad taste in my mouth, this is the first time that happens to me.?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more

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I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?

I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?

Bad taste: Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist. ...Read more

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Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Viral pharyngitis: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read more

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On Wed I started to get a bad taste in my mouth and no dentist appt until Tue no pain swelling or fever or signs an abcess could I still have a infec?

Yes: Not all infections drive acute symptoms. Some are quietly chronic, but still virulent. Bad taste can also be from change in Meds or diet, infected tonsils or sinuses, food imp action, gum disease, GERD, diabetes, etc. Please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

Possible sinusitis: Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, I would favor a bacterial infection. You should see md. ...Read more

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Can having the flu lead to bad taste?

Possibly: Flu has been infrequently associated with changes to tast receptors, including complete loss of taste. This is rare, and if symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?

Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?

Possibly: I have learned first hand that you don't always have "classic" symptoms with strep throat. The best way to find out is to get a strep throat culture/ test. ...Read more

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Been ill with mild flu to 5 days now, foul taste in mouth --->?

Been ill with mild flu to 5 days now, foul taste in mouth --->?

Several things: Could be from post nasal drip down the back of your throat causing a foul taste in your mouth. If you have upper tooth pain, face pain, along with drainage that is discolored from your mouth or nose seek medical attention. Brush your teeth often with a good toothbrush that is not old. You might want to soak your toothbrush in an antibacterial mouthwash overnight too. ...Read more

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Hi, I have sweet taste in my mouth for 5 days now. Should I worry about this? I've been down w/ flu for a week but now recovering, though still coughing.

Hi, I have sweet taste in my mouth for 5 days now. Should I worry about this? I've been down w/ flu for a week but now recovering, though still coughing.

Dysgeusia: Sometimes a viral or upper respiratiory infection can cause symptoms of dysgeusia, which is an abnormal taste (and smell) sensation. The mucous coughed up can have a sweet taste to it. These symptoms should resolve as the infection resolves. If not, you should be seen for other causes of the abnormal taste in your mouth. ...Read more

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Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Why do you get a strange taste in your mouth when you have a cold or flu?

Mucous: The odd taste is probably from the post nasal mucous drip. It can all be caused by the virus and there could be a sinus infection and the taste may be from the bacterial discharge you are swallowing. ...Read more

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I have costchondritis the flu and all of a sudden u got the taste of blood in my mouth what can it be?

Another infection: Influenza is often associated with signficant coughing with chest congestion. One of the flu's most common complications is pneumonia, and with this often the cough becomes more productive of colored sputum and sometime blood. All the coughing associated with the influenza or other chest infection can lead to the costrocondritis which is inflammation in the joint between your ribs and chest plate. ...Read more

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Gt a flu/cold with citrus taste in mouth like oranges no dental problems just started!?

Gt a flu/cold with citrus taste in mouth like oranges no dental problems just started!?

Acid reflux: A citrus taste would indicate the presence of acid mixing with your saliva. This might be a result of acid reflux possibly caused by medication. Temporarily discontinue any otc medications & your mouth should return to normal. ...Read more

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Can you get a strange taste in your mouth after having the flu shot?

Can you get a strange taste in your mouth after having the flu shot?

Maybe: Depends on the composition of the flu shot, whether or not it contains an active preservative that might be metallic, like mercury. Less so if there is no preservative. Ask the doctor or health personnel who gave you the shot. ...Read more

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I sneez daily. But have no flu, sometimes very rarely usually after couple of days I feel taste of blood in mouth &there is blood in spit.?

I sneez daily. But have no flu, sometimes very rarely usually after couple of days I feel taste of blood in mouth &there is blood in spit.?

Sneezing: You might have an allergy causing your frequent sneezing. Try to think about what you have been exposed to in your environment before the sneezing started. The blood may be related to constant irritation of the nasal lining or could be related to an infection or nasal polyps. If the air is very dry in your home, consider using a humidifier. See an ENT or Allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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After catching a cold and/or flu is it normal to taste blood in my mouth? I haven't been coughing too much or too hard, just sneezing.

After catching a cold and/or flu is it normal to taste blood in my mouth? I haven't been coughing too much or too hard, just sneezing.

Blood taste: You should try to see if there is blood. Sinus drainage can taste bad as well as sputum can. If taste is really bad or if there is blood then can be a sign of a more serious infection, or could just be nasal bleeding from dry sinuses. See doctor if feeling worse. ...Read more

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Hi. My mum has had flu for about 2weeks. She has a bitter taste in her mouth and has white patches on her tongue. She has also been coughing blood.

Hi. My mum has had flu for about 2weeks. She has a bitter taste in her mouth and has white patches on her tongue. She has also been coughing blood.

See a physician: Coughing blood is something that needs to be treated asap.
She has an infection, which may be secondary to her flu and should be evaluated to determine the best treatment protocols.
If she has currently been on antibiotics, the white patches may be yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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I've had chest pain and a cough among other flu like symptoms for six weeks. Dizziness and metallic taste in mouth after coughing. What is this?

Sinus infection: You sound like you've developed a sinus infection or acute bronchitis - you should see your family doctor to see if a course of antibiotics is appropriate. Take your temperature: do you have fever? Are you producing phlegm, either from your cough or your nose? If so, what color is it? ...Read more

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Fever and metallic taste in mouth, joint aches, flu, sign of pregnancy?

Fever and metallic taste in mouth, joint aches, flu, sign of pregnancy?

Pregnant: I think it is just a virus however everyone is different so take a home pregnancy test now and one again in a week. They are reliable. If positive see your obgyn. If not positive and you feel better most likely a virus. ...Read more

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I have a taste like copper in my mouth and am very nauseated, no Fever or chills and my heart feels like it's thumping very hard? Maybe flu?

I have a taste like copper in my mouth and am very nauseated, no Fever or chills and my heart feels like it's thumping very hard? Maybe flu?

Heart beat dysgeusia: Seek medical attention-ER immediately as it may be cardiac heart attack. If not, sinusitis, gingivitis, peridontitis, plaque, medications/vitamin deficiency (Zn, B12), reflux, DM hyperparathyroidism, Sjogrens syndrome, sarcoidosis, possible thyroid, renal disease can cause a metallic taste. And thyroid disease hyperparthyroidism, and reflux can be associated with cardiac symptoms ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth feel weak nauseous, 2 neg pregnant tests, normal period. Can it be a flu, or body adjusting to birth control? Started 2nd pack

Metallic taste in mouth feel weak nauseous, 2 neg pregnant tests, normal period. Can it be a flu, or body adjusting to birth control? Started 2nd pack

Could be: Certainly some medications may (birth control in your case) cause a metallic taste, as can viruses or bacteria that may cause infections. Usually, the body will adjust to the medication and the metallic taste will go away eventually. If the condition continues, seek medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just got over respitory flu. But now im coughing very bad. Yellow mucus. Stuffed up head. What could it be?

Just got over respitory flu. But now im coughing very bad. Yellow mucus. Stuffed up head. What could it be?

Post-viral bronchiti: Most likely this is post-viral bronchitis which is just what it says--bronchitis (inflammation of the large breathing tubes of the lungs after a viral infection has damaged the lining of the tubes. It resolves slowly without treatment, but the cough may be very bothersome. If so, see your health care provider. For now, increase fluids (extra 8 oz with every meal at least) and use nose drops. ...Read more

Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more