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I have a metalic taste in my mouth when I cough. What might be the cause.?

I have a metalic taste in my mouth when I cough. What might be the cause.?

Dydgeusia: Can be a sign of infection or hormonal change. See your doctor. ...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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I am just getting over a nasty cold, and whenever I cough, I get a horrible taste in my mouth. Should I be worried?

I am just getting over a nasty cold, and whenever I cough, I get a horrible taste in my mouth. Should I be worried?

Post-nasal drip: A common cause of bad taste is post nasal drip, which involves mucus secretions from your nose and throat. Successful treatment of the post-nasal drip will usually clear up the bad taste and other symptoms. See GP for evaluation. ...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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I have had a rather persistent cough for about a month now. I get a bloody/metallic taste in my mouth often once I cough. I do not see any blood though.?

I have had a rather persistent cough for about a month now. I get a bloody/metallic taste in my mouth often once I cough. I do not see any blood though.?

Vague: Recommend that you see a Dr. Asap and get tested and evaluated. Month is too long to have these symptoms- could be allergies ...Read more

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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?

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

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Very anxious/stressed cld the taste in my throat/mouth of blood be due to anxiety? I get taste of blood when exercising - don't cough up. Hv cold ATM

Very anxious/stressed cld the taste in my throat/mouth of blood be due to anxiety? I get taste of blood when exercising - don't cough up. Hv cold ATM

Anxiety and Stress: Can create dramatic sensations and symptoms. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your doctor (GP) can provide you with diagnosis and treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a metallic taste in my mouth when I cough?

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 more

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I have a sweet taste in my mouth when I cough, a strange thud like feeling in my chest when I exhale, and a sharp pain in my upper right chest?

I have a sweet taste in my mouth when I cough, a strange thud like feeling in my chest when I exhale, and a sharp pain in my upper right chest?

Costochondritis: The sweet taste is difficult to explain. The pain in the chest with breathing is probably costochondritis. This is due to an inflammation of the chest wall after a virus or a common cold. It is usually self limited and responds to Motrin 800 mg 3 times a day with food. If it does not improve over the next few days get a chest X-ray to rule out a walking pneumonia. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?

What does it mean if I have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?

It may be: Is it iron or copper that you're tasting? Different causes. Would be advisable to see your General Physician, a Pulmonologist, or an ENT. Bad taste can also be from infection in your mouth, such as infected gums. Better have your Dentist also take a look, especially if you don't floss daily. ...Read more

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I been having a dry cough with a metallic taste in my mouth plus some whizzing what does that mean?

I been having a dry cough with a metallic taste in my mouth plus some whizzing what does that mean?

Reflux?: The metallic taste can be from acid reflux, which is a common cause of dry cough. Rarely, refluxed acid can be inhaled causing airway irritation and wheezing. Both potential diagnoses of GERD and asthma should be explored by a physician. ...Read more

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Today I woke up with a tight dry cough and a horrible taste in my mouth now my whole upper back hurts like body ache and headache what can I do?

Today I woke up with a tight dry cough and a horrible taste in my mouth now my whole upper back hurts like body ache and headache what can I do?

Acid Reflux: Your symptoms are Classical symptom suggestive of GastroEsophageal acid reflux and when you lie flat at night the acid can come up to the back of throat and make you cough.Pain and hurt in the back can be caused by the cough. Have you had any past symptoms of acid reflux like heartburn at times after eating a big fatty meal, orange juice, alcohol etc. I suggest you get it checked by your Doctor ...Read more

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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.?

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

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I am having a metallic taste in my mouth and a worsening"hacking/phlegm" cough. In case its relevant, I am also taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Claritin for allergies. What should I do?

I am having a metallic taste in my mouth and a worsening"hacking/phlegm" cough. In case its relevant, I am also taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Claritin for allergies. What should I do?

Probably phelgm: Mucous secretion due to that produced in the upper sinus passages and upper airway as well at that produced in the lower respiratory tree can drain into the back of the mouth and when tasted, can have a metallic taste pending the type of infection, some blood and if mixed with medications, food and other ingestants, give the metallic taste. If this doesn't clear with "wellness" get checked out. ...Read more

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My brother has had cough (bringing up stuff) for 6 weeks now has cold, cough worst plus slight pains in back and funny taste in mouth. Is this cold?

My brother has had cough (bringing up stuff) for 6 weeks now has cold, cough worst plus slight pains in back and funny taste in mouth. Is this cold?

Serious: Any ongoing productive cough would be considered to be severe bronchitis or pneumonia: a chest xray is mandatory as well as a physical exam. Please make an appointment ASAP. 6 weeks is simply too long!! ...Read more

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I am suffering from cold from last 3 moths sometimes I feel that its gone but again and again I get cough and vulgum from mouth and nose?

I am suffering from cold from last 3 moths sometimes I feel that its gone but again and again I get cough and vulgum from mouth and nose?

Let me explain: It look to me this is not cold but complications of the cold, it most likely sinusitis, it give all the symptoms you mention.
Because it is lasting that long you should check it out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to taste what you cough if I cough from something that irritated my lungs like cigarettes I then taste that smell in my mouth

Is it normal to taste what you cough if I cough from something that irritated my lungs like cigarettes I then taste that smell in my mouth

Yes it is normal: When you cough microscopic particles of what ever is in your lungs gets brought up and is deposited on your tongue. Once these particles are on your tongue you taste them. ...Read more

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Very bad taste in mouth for 3 weeks. No cough. Nothing unusual, just bad sinuses. What is it?

Very bad taste in mouth for 3 weeks. No cough. Nothing unusual, just bad sinuses. What is it?

Bad taste: Perhaps you have a sinus infection with bad tasting post nasal drip. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can symptoms of dry cough, chest tightness, weird taste in mouth indicate?

What can symptoms of dry cough, chest tightness, weird taste in mouth indicate?

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

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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?

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 more

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Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?

Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?

Many reasons but: Mouth-breathing due to nasal obstruction from allergies may be one of the answers. Get your nose opened up and you may find improvement in your breath. Other factors: Poor dental hygiene (gingivitis), odorous foods (curry?), acidic stomach etc can also cause bad breath. You may also try using mouthwash before bedtime. ...Read more

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When I breath in or out I taste blood in my mouth but there isn't any, and when I cough I feel like I'm coughing up blood but I'm not. Why is that?

When I breath in or out I taste blood in my mouth but there isn't any, and when I cough I feel like I'm coughing up blood but I'm not. Why is that?

Puzzler: If you taste blood but there is none, perhaps you are experiencing a metallic taste, which many describe blood to taste like. If so, think about medications being taken, many cause this, and there are medical conditions that can mimic this as well. It is beyond an internet diagnosis, and I suggest you see your physician soon to sort it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read more

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I get mouth ulcers a lot and make myself cough every 10 seconds or so. I can't breathe properly if I don't. What should I do?

I get mouth ulcers a lot and make myself cough every 10 seconds or so. I can't breathe properly if I don't. What should I do?

See an ENT: See an ENT to find out what is wrong in your throat. How long has this been going on? The ulcers will go away on their own, warm salt water can help heal the mouth ulcers. ...Read more

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I have a viral infection. Still have phlegm and cough. Two days now my mouth and tongue feel burnt. It hurts to eat and everything tastes different?

I have a viral infection. Still have phlegm and cough. Two days now my mouth and tongue feel burnt. It hurts to eat and everything tastes different?

GLOSSITIS: (inflammation of the mouth/tongue) is a common result of some upper respiratory and many stomach viruses.

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Dr Z ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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