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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

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 some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl? Is this a common phenomenon?

What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl? Is this a common phenomenon?

Pus: Pus tastes metallic. Benedryl will dry your mouth and mucus membranes. Without being diluted with saliva you may be tasting an infection in your mouth, sinus, or throat. The reason you are getting an IV push may be a hint of what is going on. ...Read more

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

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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What could be causing an occassional metallic taste in my mouth? It does not happen every time I eat but with some certain foods or even smells

Metallic taste: Probably tasting copper, you may have some bleeding. See a Gum Specialist, a Periodontist, to evaluate for gum infection. May also be from change in Meds or supplements. ...Read more

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What would cause an occasional metallic taste in my mouth? The taste seems to intensify if I smell certain foods or hold certain foods that are salty.

GERD: The two most common causes of this are:

gerd - gastroesophogealrefluxdisease where acid comes back up from your stomach and

another possibility is that you have a necrotic or dead tooth that needs a root canal. A dentist can check for this. ...Read more

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There is a metallic taste in my mouth from nose piercing. Should I be concerned?

There is a metallic taste in my mouth from nose piercing. Should I be concerned?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?

Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?

Possible sinusitis: Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, I would favor a bacterial infection. You should see md. ...Read more

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Have had tingling in arms, spread to legs, lots of random nerve pain. Lymph nodes feel swollen, uncomfortable feeling to lower head, metallic taste?

Have had tingling in arms, spread to legs, lots of random nerve pain. Lymph nodes feel swollen, uncomfortable feeling to lower head, metallic taste?

See a doctor or UR: PCP. All the symptoms mentioned aren't normal, and spell trouble without a diagnosis made, and needs to be worked up and assessed by a doctor, who knows your history. Don't delay. Time to get some help! ...Read more

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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 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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Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Drug side effects: A metallic taste can be a side effect of drugs or medications. I suggest he see his family doctor to explore this possibility. A comprehensive dental exam would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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Vagina started having metallic taste/smell. What could it be?

Not sure: Vaginal tissues, like skin pores can extrude odors, such as garlic. It could be something you have eaten or product you are using. ...Read more

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What can cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

Gingivitis: While a number of conditions can cause a metallic taste in your mouth, gingivitis is the probably the most common. You should see a dentist to have it addressed and properly diagnosed. ...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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What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

Not metal: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones and iodine can cause metalic taste. Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Rigorous oral hygiene should be the first approach to treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

Many reasons: 1. Galvanic action: 2 different metals in saliva, a conductive fluid. 2. Leaking or broken down fillings. 3. Gum disease can cause a metallic taste. 4. Medications that are taken. 5. Trapped food particles or foods you have eaten. Consider these reasons, brush and floss well, and seek professional advice if it persists. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing this metallic taste in my mouth?

Hard to say...: Without a medical history and an exam, it is difficult to tell you exactly what is your cause. Multiple factors contribute, including medications, hormonal changes, dental problems, etc. Please see your physician and dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've got a metallic taste in my mouth. What could cause this?

See dentist: You could have a vitamin deficiency. You could also have beginning periodontal disease. See a dentist to have your mouth evaluated. ...Read more

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I have got a metallic taste in my mouth, what does this signify?

Could be many things: Broken filling, GI issue, reflux, result of drug therapy. Start by seeing your dentist and if all is okay see your md/ent/gi specialist. ...Read more

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Does getting chemo leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

Does getting chemo leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

Yes: Quite common side effect, not sure of cause, might be from lack of saliva. ...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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Could fluctuations in estrogen levels lead to a metallic taste in your mouth?

Could fluctuations in estrogen levels lead to a metallic taste in your mouth?

Taste: Many causes lead altered taste. Included are disease in the mouth - especially periodontal. Restorations in the mouth may alter taste. Medications may effect taste. Many systemic diseases have an effect. To best answer this question we need a complete history including list of all medications including herbals, over the counter, and to do a complete exam. ...Read more

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Do iron pills leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

They can: Iron supplements can cause a metallic taste in your mouth. There are also many other causes. Vitamin deficiencies, periodontal disease, medications, hormonal changes, diabetes and other metabolic diseases can also cause this. ...Read more

Metallic Taste In Mouth (Definition)

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