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Flu Bad Taste In Mouth
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?
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 (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
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
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
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
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
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?
I have a fever since yesterday, sore throat, hard to swallow, throw up a couple of times and a bad taste in my mouth. Is it a cold or something el?
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?
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
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
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
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
I had headache, than all of sudden I had flu and my forehead and cheeks start tingling? Later I had blood taste in mouth but it wasn’t in mucus
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.
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.
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
Hi I have had nausea and stomach cramps with flu like symptoms with a bitter sweet taste in the mouth on and off for about 6 weeks getting worse?
Flu like sxs x 6 wks: At 6 weeks out these symptoms warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more
Had the flu 1 1/2 weeks ago. Now I have metallic taste in my mouth when I cough. I do cough blood up only in the mornings. Should I see a doctor?
What: What are you waiting for? Please call your GP as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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