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I have a weird taste in my mouth. What antibiotics give a weird taste in the mouth?

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 (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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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?

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?

See your PCP: Oral sex with a person infected with STDs (e.g. gonorrhea) can cause mucosal inflammation and metallic taste. See your PCP for examination and tests to diagnose the cause of the metallic taste. ...Read more

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Would antibiotics minimize the bad taste in my mouth?

Would antibiotics minimize the bad 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

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Why do I have a really bad taste in my mouth after I take antibiotics?

Bacteria: The oral flora is usually in a state of balance...Taking antibiotics kills certain bacteria, alowing others to step forward (so to speak). When on antibiotics, take probiotics/yogurt to compensate for the disruption in your GI tract, that should help. ...Read more

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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 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.

See your doctor: Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems, medications and treatments or simple seasonal flu. See your doctor for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Your symptoms: Could be caused by fungus superinfection. Does not sound like antibiotic side effect, if you were on penicillin alone. Contact the doctor who prescribed the medication just to be sure. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Maybe the antibotic?: Many drugs, including some antibiotics, cause bad taste as a side effect -- so it might be the antibiotic itself. Check with the doctor treating you, or ask your pharmacist. You can also check online by searching for side effects of your antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth after heavy cold and antibiotics?

Bad taste in mouth after heavy cold and antibiotics?

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

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Will antibiotics leave a funny taste in your mouth after u finished taking them?

Will antibiotics leave a funny taste in your mouth after u finished taking them?

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

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My mouth taste salty after finishing antibiotic 2 days off why still the salt taste?

My mouth taste salty after finishing antibiotic 2 days off why still the salt taste?

Salt taste: I am not sure why your mouth tastes salty but you must contact your doctor about this.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I am taking antibiotics and my mouth tastes like metal, what can I do?

Clarithromycin?: (or biaxin) - this is typical; the antibiotic ends up in nasal mucus which drips down onto the back of the tongue. Drinking water frequently and gum and/or hard candy would help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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!

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

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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 : (

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

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When taking antibotic pill by mouth how long it has to at least stay in your system before you can go poop? Please give full details, thank you.

Not important: Oral antibiotics are absorbed in the small intestine. The timing of bowel movements after taking any oral medications is not important and will not affect the efficacy of the medication. ...Read more

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I was giving doxycycline for a tongue piercing infection. Is this a good antibiotic I never have taking it before.

I was giving doxycycline for a tongue piercing infection. Is this a good antibiotic I never have taking it before.

Yes: .. excellent antibiotic. Avoid sun exposure while taking and drink plenty of fluids with each dose. Otherwise, check label for possible side effects. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more