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Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

NO: Strep. Throat usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. A bad taste in the mouth can be caused by many things but not typically a strep. Throat. ...Read more

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Ketosis (Definition)

Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more


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Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Anesthesia....: ...Some of the chemicals used in anesthesia may cause this, or it could be from dry mouth. If you had inhalation general anesthesia, the gasses may have been chemically bound to the water content in your mouth. This will clear after a while. ...Read more

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What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

Dehydration?Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth when turning head to the left?

Bad taste in mouth when turning head to the left?

Infection: This may be a sign that you have an infection and when you turn your head to the left it forces some drainage from the area. You should see your dentist or oral surgeon to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bad taste in mouth?

Thats relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was anoying, or of sudden onset and persistant despite the absense of food or drink. ...Read more

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Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

Ache: Two things come to mind: 1) you might have an infection in your gums or teeth which is causing the bad taste and aches. You need to see your dentist or 2) do you have a stomach acid issue or ulcer. I would see your physician for this. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could bad taste in mouth be sinus related?

Could bad taste in mouth be sinus related?

Absolutely: While this could be due to several things, sinus disease could be one cause. ...Read more

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Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Non-specific.: While any new symptoms, no matter what, deserves an investigation, a bad taste in the mouth would be a rather non-specific finding and would not be directly and specifically indicative of cancer by itself. ...Read more

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I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

Reflux: When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause bad taste in mouth days after drinking?

Can alcohol cause bad taste in mouth days after drinking?

Not directly: since the alcohol would go away in hours not days. BUT alcohol can be associated with many changes: changes in gut motility/reflux which can lead to bad teeth, food going the wrong way and setting up for infection anywhere in the respiratory tract or gut irritation. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth after snorting hydrocodone. Why is this?

Bad taste in mouth after snorting hydrocodone. Why is this?

Don't snort: Opioid medications should never be snorted. Breaking the pill up and snorting it can cause the bad taste you describe. ...Read more

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Im 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Im 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Not a symptom: Being thirsty all the time and needing to urinate a lot, even overnight, are the cardinal symptoms of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

No: I have never heard of this occurring, unless you are referring to the taste of the medication used to treat thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Anesthesia- leaves bad taste in mouth. How to get rid of it?

Halitosis: Halitosis, or bad breath, and a "bad taste in the mouth" can occur after general anesthesia. Dehydration, breathing dry anesthesia gases, and minor bleeding from oral anesthesia appliances may contribute, as may certain intravenous medications. Good oral hygiene should help rid you of the unpleasant taste. Try mouth wash and spearmint or eucalyptus gums or candies. ...Read more

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What does a grey, white thick coating on tongue and bad taste in mouth mean?

What does a grey, white thick coating on tongue and bad taste in mouth mean?

Could be a host: Of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. Hope this helps. ...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


Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more