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I Have A Weird Taste In My Mouth What Antibiotics Give A Weird Taste In The Mouth
Dysguesia: That's the technical term- "weird", "off", "metallic", other descriptors have been used. Most likely, the offending antibiotic is Flagyl (generic: metronidazole)- this is the leading reason for people to become non-compliant with this antibiotic. Other antibiotics have also this side effect (certain quinolones) but not to the degree seen with metronidazole. ...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
My girlfriend is on an antibiotic cream, she used it yesterday. I did give her oral sex and now I have a metallic taste in my mouth?
Bad taste in mouth: Probably not. The causes of bad taste are numerous and can be related to what you eat, natural body chemistry, disturbed sensation in your tongue, or problems with smell. Antibiotics won't help any of these. On the other hand, sometimes sinus or dental infections will cause bad taste, and antibiotics may help, but by themselves may not be a complete solution. (eg a dental problem needs to be fixed. ...Read more
My tongue looks somewhat whiter than usual. It's not sore. Also I have a weird taste in mouth. Can this be to antibiotics? Or what other cause?
I have a minty taste in my mouth an I the doctor gave me antibiotics but they haven't helped. I'm worried because I have had a P.E before.
I was taking penicillin for tonsillitis and finished the course got nasty taste in my mouth since antibiotics is that normal and how long does it last?
Why do I have a metallic taste in my mouth when I cough? I'm not on an antibiotic anymore I stopped almost 2 months ago but my cough and wheezing are still lingering. Is that normal for it to be 2 months with cough and wheezing and metallic taste? Thanks!
One week after wisdom teeth removal, there's a sour, foul taste in my mouth. Is this normal? I finished my antibiotics and saltwater rinse every day.
Sour taste: Advisable to return to Dentist or Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. Additional course of antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more
Hi! I have strep throat, already on antibiotics and doing everything my doctor suggested. How to get rid of the bad taste in my mouth?
That does happen: Very common. Antibiotics will disrupt the normal population of symbiotic bacteria in your mouth, gut, and skin. When they begin to come back, the dominant species may be different which can cause a funny taste like you describe. Or it could be due to cold medicine suppressing normal saliva production. Either way give it time, brush and floss, and it'll get better. ...Read more
Yes could be: Antibiotics can cause metallic taste in mouth. Common clarithromycin. But there could be many other reasons. Lots of oral diseases can also cause so you should get it che ked by dentist. Could be periodontal disease. Infection. To do with dry mouth and an ongoing list so may want your dentist to take a look too. ...Read more
I am not sure why your mouth tastes salty but you must contact your doctor about this.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Recently I had enlarged circumvallate papillae I've taken antibiotic, did mouthwash and took antibacterial tablets and nothing? I have a weird mouth taste and my mouth is dry most of time what'swrong?
Self medication: Self medication is counter-productive and may be dangerous. Enlarged papillae doesn't mean that they are infected (so antibiotic's wrong) or inflamed (so mouthwash's wrong). See professionals, both your Dentist and your Physician. What you think are large papillae may be normal, or may have a physical cause. Weird taste and dry mouth may be due to meds, systemic disease, syndrome. See Pros. ...Read more
I'm on day 4 of amoxicillin for extracted tooth. Developed HORRIBLE bitter taste in mouth. Food tastes bitter. Is it from antibiotic? Will it go away?
IDK: It would be prudent to ask the dentist who is actually treating you and knows your medical and dental history, the exact circumstances of your treatment and who can evaluate it (rather than dentists on the internet sight unseen). Do you really want us just to venture a guess? ...Read more
At night nose burns smell grease as if I left oven on but did not. Have a broken off tooth, metallic taste in mouth. Just off antibiotic. Causes?
Some thoughts...: The infection, sinusitis, decay from the tooth, dry mouth, the antibiotic, plus a host of other factors can all be contributing to your symptoms. Have your dentist restore that rotten tooth and any other dental issues you might have. Then, if your problem (s) persist, see your PCP. ...Read more
I have been sick since about January. Doctors keep just giving me different antibiotics and every time I finish my tonsils swell up. Please help.?
ENT: It may be time to see an ENT (Ear/Nose/Throat) specialist. Take care. ...Read more
Why does my mouth have a taste of panado if I haven't had any? Can it be the anti-biotics or acc200 I am taking. Woke up with the taste of panado.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics may be the culprits, but no saying for sure, . ...Read more
I am a regular sufferer of tonsillitis and the doctors keep giving me antibiotics but it always comes back...do I need my tonsils out?
May or may not: With good medical management (antibiotics), tonsillectomy is done less often than years ago, but still need in selective few, speak to your rotor for possible referral to an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist). ...Read more
My tonsils are inflated for 4 years and my doctor has been giving me antibiotics but no improvement so I ask him to take it out he said no?
Tonsils: In the mid-20th century, tonsillectomy was an oft performed procedure, until full recognition of the importance of their immune function was recognized. Every effort is made to retain the tonsils. In the case of recurrent infection, thorough culture of the oropharynx and targeted antibiotic therapy may be tried. If this fails, rethinking of the tonsillectomy may be necessary. ...Read more
I know my son needs his tonsils removed but docs always give me the run around and prescribe antibiotics or say it will just go away. Help please!
Maybe, maybe not: There are many criteria for removing tonsils. Frequent strep infections, peritonsillar abscess, strep carrier state, airway obstruction. If your child clears between infections and is not a strep carrier, the operation may not be necessary. Have a candid discussion with your doctor who has your child's records. Good luck. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex & gave head to guy with Chlamydia, day before I went on antibiotics I had a deep makeout with another. Did I give him chlamydia too? I'm worried : (
Well....: Luckily chlamydia trachomatis isn't transmitted well to the throat like gonorrhea often is thru unprotected oral sex. You probably didn't, but if this is someone you care about or even just like and respect, it would be wise to be honest. Also probably time to use condoms more regularly even for head as chlamydia can cause you permanent fertility issues and pain. ...Read more
I have painful cysts or lumps. 2. On the right hand side if head, antibiotics have not cleared, the hurt and give me headaches.
Lumps: Get them checked out by a doctor ...Read more
1 yr 4 m had Tonsilitis 2 month ago, took cefpodox. Bronchitis 1 month ago, took Klacid. Now tonsillitis again. Give antibiotic? White patch on tonsils+fever
I was giving doxycycline for a tongue piercing infection. Is this a good antibiotic I never have taking it before.
Just had my wisdom teeth out today and puzzled as to why the oral surgeon would not give me antibiotics. A smooth double extraction. Any reason?
Wisdom tooth: If there is no infection present and a low risk of. Infection then you do not need antibiotics. Antibiotics are over used in medicine and should only be prescribe when necessary. Talk to your oral surgeon about your concerns, they are the best to answer a question about your specific case. ...Read more
I had an infected molar removed earlier today. The tooth was clearly infected but the dentist did not give post antibiotic treatment?? Are necessary??
Morar: Your dentist knows you best. Good to ask. ...Read more