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Is it normal to have a bad taste in the mouth after tonsillectomy?

Is it normal to have a bad taste in the mouth after tonsillectomy?

Not usually: Sometimes the taste can be affected, hopefully short term, by the operation itself. In order to expose the tonsils a device is used which pushes the tongue down. If the operation takes a long time this device can sometimes cause temporary damage to te tongue. Rarely this can last a long time with change in the sense of taste. ...Read more

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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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What causes bad taste in mouth after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

Drainage from wound.: As you heal from your surgery there will be a minor amount of normal discharge from the wound that has a characteristic bad taste and odor. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy approximately 2 months ago. I have a bad - not quite bitter taste in my mouth, but the worst part is I can't taste most things.

I had a tonsillectomy approximately 2 months ago. I have a bad - not quite bitter taste in my mouth, but the worst part is I can't taste most things.

Sense of smell: Taste is augmented by the sense of smell. Having said that I'm not sure what is going on but I think you should check with your doctor or get another opinion ...Read more

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I am taking Atropine drops for iritis, is it normal to have a bad taste in my mouth after taking the drops? The taste causes me to gag.

Yes, and use another: technique of placing your finger on your lower puncta (opening to tear duct) to reduce it going down your nose into your throat. That might help! ...Read more

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I was vomiting for 24 hours and my tongue is coated and mouth is sore with a bad taste. Is this normal?

I was vomiting for 24 hours and my tongue is coated and mouth is sore with a bad taste. Is this normal?

Likely: Not knowing the reason for your vomiting, hard to say for sure. However, the vomiting brings acids into the mouth and can strain muscles. All these can cause soreness. The coating is a product of the vomiting and your probable lack of tooth brushing/tongue scraping during all of this. Rinse with warm salt wter and clean your teeth and tongue to feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?

Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?

Tonsillectomies: still need to be done sometimes for people with recurrent infections or when it obstructs airway. They have not been routinely for many decades. ...Read more

Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bad taste when he is not eating or drinking bad-tasting foods. A bad taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, ...Read more


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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

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