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Really Bad Taste In My Mouth
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
Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i brush my teeth
There : There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth. These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled. Dry mouth bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems. Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay. Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example: gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance. Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
GI symptoms: Gastrointestinal problems have many causes, too many to list here. Please see your General Physician. Take a written list of all your symptoms with you. Also make a written list of everything that you eat and drink. Problem could be from something as simple as a change in diet, a systemic disease, infection, neoplasm, and so many other possibilities. Go get examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?
Possibly tonsils: You could have crud in your tonsils that smells and tastes bad. Try gargling with listerine a couple of times a day. If it continues see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Dysgeusia : is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy and will be solved soon. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more
I have a bad metallic taste in my mouth especially in the morning when i wake up. Very bad breathe?
Possibly: Bad breath may have its origins in your GI system, most commonly it is a symptom of just not brushing your tongue. Certain medications and vitamins, and rarely pathologies are related to metallic taste. First brush your tongue each day, and if not improved, consult with your pcp to differentially diagnose the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tooth smells really bad. My upper back left tooth smells really bad and leaves horrible taste in my mouth. It makes my breath smell bad too. When i floss i can smell it right away. After i brush it covers up the smell but it comes right back.
Acid Reflux ?: Just a guess. See your dentist and physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.
Post nasal drainage?: These symptoms of tasting blood and mucus when swallowing and bad breath can be caused by a viral infection of the throat (pharyngitis). They can also be caused by post-nasal drainage (PND). PND can be caused by allergies or an infection. Try OTC allergy meds like a steroid nose spray and an oral antihistamine. If not helping, see doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysguesia: That's the technical term- "weird", "off", "metallic", other descriptors have been used. Most likely, the offending antibiotic is Flagyl (generic: metronidazole)- this is the leading reason for people to become non-compliant with this antibiotic. Other antibiotics have also this side effect (certain quinolones) but not to the degree seen with metronidazole. ...Read more
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