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Bad taste in mouth, excellent oral hygiene, constant post nasal drip, white/yellow patches on tonsils. ?

Bad taste in mouth, excellent oral hygiene, constant post nasal drip, white/yellow patches on tonsils. ?

? sinusitis: Check with your doctor, in the interim use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, goodluck ...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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I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

Could be: Kindly revisit your doctor for a second look, you may need an extra dose or another medicine, meanwhile use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, good luck ...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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As soon as pica of dust returned i have a cold that has left a wierd taste from post nasal drip in my mouth,stuffed nose and some lumps in phelgm ?

As soon as pica of dust returned i have a cold that has left a wierd taste from post nasal drip in my mouth,stuffed nose and some lumps in phelgm ?

F/u w/ doc: Don't start smoking! If this is caused by particles of dust in the environment, I think of fungi or other organisms, especially with the weird taste you mentioned. This needs to be evaluated by your doc so that he can see you throat and poss your sinuses and do some cultures. ...Read more

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Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

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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Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose,snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good

Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose,snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good

Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated. ...Read more

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Dirt taste in mouth, trouble sleeping, headache, post nasal drip, eye pain for a year. Was getting better, but starts again along with cold weather?

Dirt taste in mouth, trouble sleeping, headache, post nasal drip, eye pain for a year. Was getting better, but starts again along with cold weather?

Sinus problem: Your symptoms point to a sinus problem which may or not be caused by allergy. Discuss your problem with your doctor. In the mean time you can take an antihistamine before bedtime. ...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?

Connected areas: This sounds like it's best to consult an ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor. Where you are having troubles seems to be all connected areas. Bacteria ; resulting infection can affect nasal path, mouth, ears, and even eyes although rare. Is the discharge from the eye or mouth? The bad taste may be from nasal discharge. Chronic inflammation is dangerous to your long-term health. Please see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Haven't had any taste in the last 5 days & I'm not even congested.. It's just hard to swallow my saliva.. Post nasal drip effect my taste ?

Haven't had any taste in the last 5 days & I'm not even congested.. It's just hard to swallow my saliva.. Post nasal drip effect my taste ?

Check with ENT: Are you on any meds that could be affecting your taste? You always need to rule out any issue with your olfactory nerve. But something is causing your swallowing problem Check sinus issues and other possiblities with ENT. ...Read more

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My right tonsil hurts it's red, I have bad post nasal drip. And the back of my tongue by my tonsil it hurts when I stick my tongue out. Cancer? I'm 18

My right tonsil hurts it's red, I have bad post nasal drip. And the back of my tongue by my tonsil it hurts when I stick my tongue out. Cancer? I'm 18

Infection: What you described is more suggestive of infection. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination and maybe culture for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing my bad breath? I have post nasal drip/acid reflux.I am taking meds,but still bad breath.No dental problems.The back of my tongue=white

What is causing my bad breath? I have post nasal drip/acid reflux.I am taking meds,but still bad breath.No dental problems.The back of my tongue=white

Your mouth may be: TOO DRY!! Yes dry mouth (made worse by some medications!!) may be the cause of halitosis or bad breath! Ask your dentist for recommendations for preparation which will help moisten the mucous membranes of your mouth! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Had a cold last week. Nothing taste right. Foul smell in nose and bad taste lingering in mouth. What could this be? Even prepared and milk taste bad

Had a cold last week. Nothing taste right. Foul smell in nose and bad taste lingering in mouth. What could this be?  Even prepared and milk taste bad

Infection: You may have a bacterail infection, possibly a sinus infection with some of your symptoms. See a dr. To get clinically evaluated and then the proper treatment would follow. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent.I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent.I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

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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My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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How can you fix abnormally high amount of saliva in your mouth because of post nasal drip?

How can you fix abnormally high amount of saliva in your mouth because of post nasal drip?

Consider acid reflux: In my experience with the problem of post-nasal drip and excess saliva, most of the time it is caused by acid reflux. Keep in mind that the production of the mucus that drains down your throat and the saliva production is a reflex that can be triggered by acid in the esophagus. Some people do not feel the acid because it comes only a short way up. try Pepcid or Nexium (esomeprazole) and see if it improves. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause roof of mouth on hard palate to be white?

Can post nasal drip cause roof of mouth on hard palate to be white?

Post nasal drip: Possibly it could be from the mucus present from the post nasal drip. If it lasts for more than a week I would have your dentist take a look at it. It could be a sign of something else. ...Read more

Post Nasal Drip (Definition)

Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more


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