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Metallic Taste In Mouth (Overview)

A metallic taste in the mouth is an abnormal or unusual taste in the mouth, sometimes caused by certain medications.


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Metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste/mouth: There are many causes of metallic taste in mouth
1 many prescription and over the counter meds can cause it
2 dental infection or gum disease and dental fillings
3 bleeding from gums, sinuses or nose
if it is persistant you should check with your dentist and your doctor and list all the meds you are taking including over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Metallic Taste In Mouth (Overview)

A metallic taste in the mouth is an abnormal or unusual taste in the mouth, sometimes caused by certain medications.


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What causes a metallic taste in mouth?

What causes a metallic taste in mouth?

Several things: Can be a result of different types of mettalic restorations in your teeth. Also, can be the result of some medications. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?

Metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?

More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...Read more

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What causes a constant metallic taste in mouth?

What causes a constant metallic taste in mouth?

Medications or resto: Both can cause a metallic taste in the mouth. Silver fillings tend to leach out a metallic taste when they encounter acid (juice, bacteria). ...Read more

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What can cause metallic taste in mouth for days?

What can cause metallic taste in mouth for days?

Most often: A side effect of many medications. It is not a serious condition and is quite common. If it persists beyond a few weeks, consult with your physician or dentist. Make sure you are maintaining good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause a sudden metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste: Many times this taste is a result of gingival bleeding. If your gums are red, swollen and /or bleeding, this would explain the taste. As was mentioned, medications can aslo alter taste. In other cases, problems with the middle ear can cause a tast alteration often presenting as a metallic taste. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth, what could it be? Not on any drugs

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Metallic taste in mouth, what could it be? Not on any drugs

Thrush: Thrush or candidiasis is a fungal infection in the mouth that typically causes a metalic taste in the mouth. There are many other causes including side effect to drugs, dehydration, or just poor dental hygiene. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth for a month, perfect health! What could it be?

Metallic taste in mouth for a month, perfect health! What could it be?

Metallic taste: Usually means bleeding. Do you brush gently 2x/day for 2 full minutes each time? Do you floss or Water Pik daily? Do you have professional cleaning every 6 months? If not, may have compromised gum tissue that may be readily treated by your Dentist. Please schedule a check-up. ...Read more

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What to do if I keep getting a sort of chalky/metallic taste in mouth. Why is this?

What to do if I keep getting a sort of chalky/metallic taste in mouth. Why is this?

Dental evaluation: It's best to visit a dentist who can actually take a medical and dental history and personally examine you. Without seeing, you, we can only guess and there are many possibilites. ...Read more

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Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

chia seeds: There is no definitive cause of metallic taste in the mouth, but there are numerous possibilities.
If you had no metallic taste before eating the seeds, and if the metallic taste disappears if you stop eating the seeds, then it may be the seeds.
If the metallic taste lingers, see your dentist or ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Sudden metallic taste in mouth. Am I tasting my own blood?

Sudden metallic taste in mouth. Am I tasting my own blood?

More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes metallic taste in mouth?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes metallic taste in mouth?

Blood test: You might have some vitamin deficiency or you might be taking too many supplemental medications, i.e. Zinc, magnesium, etc. See your physician for a blood test to check your levels. ...Read more

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Why do I randomly get a metallic taste in mouth when I feel very hungry?

Saliva: You may experience a metallic taste when feeling hungry. Often when hungry or before you eat, the mouth gets prepared for food by starting saliva flow. The saliva can contain minerals from foods, medicines, and vitamins that can give a variety of tastes. If you have any silver fillings or metal crowns, the saliva with the metals can set off a galvanic effect and taste of metal. Hope this may help. ...Read more

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What could persistent metallic taste in mouth and dark colored urine be symptoms of?

What could persistent metallic taste in mouth and dark colored urine be symptoms of?

Kidney/liver/blood: Could be symptoms of many things. Blood disorders, liver problems, or kidney problems are the first things that come to mind. You may want to see a doctor asap because this sounds pretty serious. ...Read more

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Why Flagyl causes metallic taste in mouth?

Dysguisia: The drug causes an altered sensation of taste. It is believed that Metronidazole (flagyl) interacts with the metal ions that are associated with the cell membranes of the taste buds, thereby altering the sense of taste. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dizziness, metallic taste in mouth?

Multifactorial: Could be a medication causing the metallic taste in your mouth. If you have just changed or started a new medication I would suggest looking to see if that is a symptom. I would also get checked by your general practitioner to have your blood glucose levels monitored. ...Read more

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I am experiencing metallic taste in mouth and strange smell or taste.

Metallic taste: Could be from infected/bleeding gums, food impaction areas between and around teeth, a broken/loose dental restoration, infected throat/tonsils/adenoids/sinuses, neurologic impairment, systemic disease, etc. As m metallic taste most often has an oral cavity cause, first see your Dentist. If there are no dental markers you will be referred to appropriate dental or medical specialist for evaluation. ...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