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Doctor insights on: Menthol Taste When Breathing In

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Does inhaling menthol vapors or sucking a cough drop really open up breathing passages, or just feel cold and is perceived as opening things up?

Does inhaling menthol vapors or sucking a cough drop really open up breathing passages, or just feel cold and is perceived as opening things up?

Some menthol DOES: Open up nasal passageways; however, it doesn't last very long...Sometimes it's better to use straight saline nasal spray or spray gel, because in the winter, nasal membranes will swell when they are dry. The saline penetrates the swollen membranes and causes them to shrink, secondary option might be a nasal steroid. ...Read more

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Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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I have trouble breathing through my nostrils. I used 4-way nasal spray with menthol. They no longer make it. My nasal membranes swell. What can I do?

I have trouble breathing through my nostrils. I used 4-way nasal spray with menthol. They no longer make it. My nasal membranes swell. What can I do?

See a specialist: You need to figure out why you depend on a nasal spray in the first place. Now it sounds like you have developed a condition from overuse. Go see an ENT to work on a p, an to treat your condition. ...Read more

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I have a strange taste in my mouth. Menthol. I've had it for a couple days now. Just wondering if it's a sign of diabetes?

I have a strange taste in my mouth. Menthol. I've had it for a couple days now. Just wondering if it's a sign of diabetes?

Thirsty/much urine?: The most consistent symptoms of diabetes are thirst and making lots of urine. This even wakes people up from sleep. Patients with type 1 can have a fruity odor on their breath from ketones, but without the thirst and making lots of urine this isn't diabetes. ...Read more

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Numb feeling under jaw side of face. Menthol taste for 1.5 years. Numerous test. No answers. Thy. Antibodies 65. Help! Tired of this. Thank u cathy?

Numb feeling under jaw side of face. Menthol taste for 1.5 years. Numerous test. No answers. Thy. Antibodies 65. Help! Tired of this. Thank u cathy?

Website: I would suggest that you might research the following website, where the american academy of craniofacial pain, might have particular members with insight into your symptoms. The academy has member referral sections and also materials that you might read. The website is: www. Aacfp. Org hope you can find some satisfaction. ...Read more

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For a year and a half I have had pain in my ears and mouth taste like menthol. Mri showed mastoid enfussion. Could this cause my symtoms?

For a year and a half I have had pain in my ears and mouth taste like menthol. Mri showed mastoid enfussion. Could this cause my symtoms?

Possibly, yes: Should get ENT consult / evaluation to see what is going on, but if having ongoing inflammation near ear, can have pain and if ongoing drainage, can have odd taste -- just need eval to clarify why and that nothing else is at issue. ...Read more

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Light menthol taste in mouth and nose. Post nasal drip is causing bloating. Non smoker and no meds. What is this? Also have tmj. Bloodwork normal.

Light menthol taste in mouth and nose. Post nasal drip is causing bloating. Non smoker and no meds. What is this? Also have tmj. Bloodwork normal.

Needs evaluation: That constellation of symptoms doesn't trigger an obvious syndrome - Likely caused by whatever is causing the post nasal drip. Could be allergies. Sometimes migraine sufferers have olfactory aura - smelling something that isn't there as part of their migraine symptoms. ...Read more

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Woke up this am, congested, coughing up clear phlegm (taste bad)& a vapor like when. Breathing out in the cold. Very hard to breathe.

URI: Call your doctor if your symptoms seem severe... If "hard to breath" means lungs, see someone right away. Pneumonia is still a dangerous disease that requires treatment even if it starts out as a virus. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose short of air o2 been in the low 90's when coughing I taste snot discomfortpain- in chest when breathing in deep y is this?

Stuffy nose short of air o2 been in the low 90's when coughing I taste snot discomfortpain- in chest when breathing in deep y is this?

You've got infection: Most likely pneumonia. There are other possibilities as well. Your underlying medical issues of diabetes, severe asthma, GERD, and possibly diabetic neuropathy affecting the GI tract and mobility puts you at very high risk for pneumonia. A chest X-ray is needed, amongst other things. It sounds like you are sick enough to need treatment in the ER. I think you should be evaluated now. Get going ASAP ...Read more

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For a year now I've been suffering headaches, unusual taste in back of throat, a fruity type taste/smell when breathing at times and more. Thoughts?

For a year now I've been suffering headaches, unusual taste in back of throat, a fruity type taste/smell when breathing at times and more. Thoughts?

Rhinosinusitis: Increased mucus due to irritation in the nose and/or sinuses can cause this. It sounds chronic. You should see an ENT to see if they can look and devise a course of treatment. ...Read more

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I am burping but it burns and taste like vomit I also can barely hold any food breathing is fine but lower back pain what could this be?

I am burping but it burns and taste like vomit I also can barely hold any food breathing is fine but lower back pain what could this be?

Reflux: Be seen. Also consult with an acupuncturist as that can help resolve our symptoms. Chiropractic can also help reduce symptoms...Your md can provide meds that help the reflux and the acupuncture/chinese medicine and chiropractic can help align your body for recovery. ...Read more

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Smelling paint thinner/chemicals when not there. Have mild sinus infection and high anxiety. Smell and almost taste them even when not breathing in/out?

Smelling paint thinner/chemicals when not there. Have mild sinus infection and high anxiety. Smell and almost taste them even when not breathing in/out?

Parosmia: You describe symptoms consistent with parosmia- common in sinus, upper respiratory infections. Other causes are possible. For more information you can go to Wikipedia and look for parosmia. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Tired, feet swollen, iron taste in my mouth, breathing problems, what can this mean (i can't have baby at all)?

Tired, feet swollen, iron taste in my mouth, breathing problems, what can this mean (i can't have baby at all)?

No simple answer: You list a wide range of symptoms that may or may not be related. You need a comprehensive physical exam and blood and urine testing and probably a chest x ray. You should seek out a primary care practitioner near you. ...Read more

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I woke up coughing and vomiting, the color was a brownish thickmilky like and tasted of bile, but did not burn my throat. Hard time breathing, thou?

I woke up coughing and vomiting, the color was a brownish thickmilky like and tasted of bile, but did not burn my throat. Hard time breathing, thou?

Bilious vomiting: Gastrointestinal upset when you have not eaten for a while will result in vomit that tastes of bile. That is NOT a diagnosis of something seriously abnormal and obstructive, would try to drink clear liquids until feeling better ...Read more

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I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

Blood with ST, cold: It appears you have caught a cold, so treat with fluids and Tylenol for pain, fever. OTC meds for cold as needed, throat lozenges. Also, cold fluids for the broken
throat capillary suspected from strong coughing. If
blood and coughing persist, see an MD for further
investigation or call for virtual appt with internist thru health tap. ...Read more

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Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?

Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?

Asthma unlikely: You have a 9! year old daughter. She ran 1 mile. She tasted blood, was dizzy and had trouble breathing. It is unlikely to be a true asthma. She most likely improved with rest. See your pediatrician. A physician supervised exercise regimen is important. Pulmonary hypertension is rare and that is part of your question. For future sports it is worth the visit. ...Read more

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Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Cigarettes: Smoking cigarettes is dangerous -- menthols or not. If you can quit, you'll reduce your risk of CV disease, lung CA, other cancers, stroke. ... Not to mention whiter teeth and fresher breath... Think about it :) there are many options nowadays. Meet with a doc and try one that's right for you :) ...Read more

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How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

No good data: Arsenic is a side effect of the type of soil the tobacco is grown in. This is not regulated. Menthol is an additive to improve the taste and encourage the use of the product. If these things concern you, then perhaps this is a terrific time to reconsider your tobaccom addiction and stop for good. Tobacco smoke is full of toxins, poisons and noxious material. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my throught and chest is cold. Like I ate something menthol. It's been like this for over a week. Feels like I ate menthol.?

Why does it feel like my throught and chest is cold. Like I ate something menthol. It's been like this for over a week. Feels like I ate menthol.?

Change in Taste: A change in the sensation of the throat, nose, and chest can occur with a recent viral infection, such as influenza or parainfluenza. Try using saline nasal rinses and oral gargles, 1/4 tsp/16 ounces. Usually, the sensation passes over time. Go see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?

Is there really a difference in menthol cigarettes and non-menthol cigarettes and lights?

Difference in taste.: No difference in health risk. "light" cigarettes is a term used by tobacco billionaires to fool people into thinking that they are less harmful. They are not. Menthol is added to cigarettes to give them a different (pleasant?) taste. They are in fact more dangerous. Menthol is "methyl phenol". In high levels it's dangerous, but it's greatest danger is in making addiction to cigs more likely. ...Read more

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Is it correct that menthol (foods, ointment) is prohibited for g6pd deficient?

Is it correct that menthol (foods, ointment) is prohibited for g6pd deficient?

Correct....: Menthol or menthol-containing foods (such as breath mints or candy) may precipitate hemolysis in individuals with g6pd deficiency. ...Read more

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How do menthol cigerattes kill sperms?

How do menthol cigerattes kill sperms?

Myths: This would be a false myth that has no truth to it. ...Read more