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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.

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

Metallic Taste In Mouth (Definition)

A metallic taste in the mouth is an abnormal or unusual taste in the mouth, sometimes ...Read more


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I'm having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

I'm having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

Not likely: There are many reasons for metallic taste, including side effect of some medications, poor oral hygiene, heavy metal poisoning, iodine intake and more. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor for a history, physical examination and may be some lab tests, however, cancer is unlikely. ...Read more

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I am having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

I am having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

Not likely: While people who receive certain chemotherapy agents can have a metallic taste in their mouths as a result, if you do not already have cancer, then a metallic taste is far more likely to be related to benign causes... Dry mouth, diet, acid reflux, or many others. If it persists and is bothersome check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My coughs are dry with a metallic taste?

My coughs are dry with a metallic taste?

Might be GERD: Be sure to have your doctor check you out for gastric reflux - your dry cough may be the result of irritated tissue in your throat. Stomach acid can create small patches of throat lining that are inflamed and cause a chronic cough. Metallic taste can also be from stomach acids on your taste buds. One common reason for gerd is sleep apnea, so if you snore, ask questions about that also. ...Read more

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Why would someone develop a metallic taste?

See your physician : There are many possible causes for your symptom. See your primary care physician for an examination. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Metallic taste?

Metallic Taste?: Good day; Most common instance when patients present with metallic taste is symptomatic of Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. Usually the gums are painful and bleed, their is ulceration of inter-dental papillae. foul breath and a metallic taste. ...Read more

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Everything i eat has a metallic taste. Could I have a cut?

Everything i eat has a metallic taste. Could I have a cut?

Bleeding gums: Bleeding froma cut or from periodontal disease can cause a metallic taste. So can mineral and vitamin deficiencies, hormonal and diabetes can also be a cause. If you have. It seen a dentist recently you should start with a dental exam and teeth cleaning. If your mouth is healthy then your primary care can help you fins the answer. ...Read more

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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 metallic taste in the mouth?

Several things: Most common dental cause is a draining tooth or gum abscess. Next common is a reaction to some medication. Sinus infections draining pus can do this too. B & c vitamin deficiencies and zinc deficiency may be associated withbmetallic tastes. There are many patients in whom no cause of metallic taste can be found. See your dentist to rule out dental infections as your first step. ...Read more