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Phlegm Tastes Salty
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Strange salty taste, dry mouth, on gravol, many other drugs. Phlegm mostly clear, blood tests mostly normal, hypothroidism. Any ideas, solutions?
Variety of causes: Salty taste is rarely a sign of a serious problem. Most common reasons are: dehydration, meds side effects, salivary glands dysfunction or sinus infection. Rec. : see your dentist for evaluation and management. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What is this brown phlegm with solid stuff mean? I don't smoke but people around me do. It hard to spit out and taste is grose.
Phlegm: If you are coughing up brown phlegm then you have bronchitis. You can get bronchitis even without having chronic lung disease. Cigarette smoke (even second hand) can be act as an irritant which makes the bronchitis worse. As an aside, you can develop chronic lung disease from second hand smoke so be cautious about the company you keep. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My perspective: As a dentist you may have some old failing fillings that as you cough may make you notice the metallic taste (assuming you have amalgam/silver fillings) as far as what coming out of your lungs you may want to consult your md if this doesnt clear up quickly! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Whenever I cough the phlegm that comes from inside has a funny taste which is there after I got an infection cold last week. What can it be? Advice.
Infection: That is a sign of your infection, either from a virus or from bacteria. It should get better. If not better in another week or so, or if it starts getting worse, talk to your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not dental but: This can be the result of an infection. Get a proper diagnosis from your physician. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is bad breath contagious? A girl I made out with 2 weeks ago's breath was..not good. Now I have phlegm that tastes the exact same as her breath.
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Coughing up pale green phlegm that tastes bad; burps taste like phlegm too. (Have had bronchitis twice before, is it related?)
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