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Salty Metallic Taste In Mouth
There are many causes for a metalic taste in your mouth. Some are medications, si us infections, allergies, dry mouth, vitamin deficiencies, gum disease, diabetes, neurological, and hormonal changes, such as pregnancy.
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Last few days keep getting a sudden gross salty/metallic taste in my mouth with no explanation. No fillings. No vitamins/supp. Brush teeth 2x day
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
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
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
Most often: A side effect of many medications. It is not a serious condition and is quite common. If it persists beyond a few weeks, consult with your physician or dentist. Make sure you are maintaining good oral hygiene. ...Read more
Metallic taste: Many times this taste is a result of gingival bleeding. If your gums are red, swollen and /or bleeding, this would explain the taste. As was mentioned, medications can aslo alter taste. In other cases, problems with the middle ear can cause a tast alteration often presenting as a metallic taste. ...Read more
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
Might be something: Some metallic taste comes from leaking restorations. Some come from two different restorations of different materials which sets up a battery and dissolves chemicals in your mouth. Sometimes it can be related to taste buds in your mouth or neurological problems. Best have it checked out by your dentist. ...Read more
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Many causes: There are many causes of metallic tastes in your mouth. Some cause are medications, oral infections, dry mouth, sinus infections, vitamin deficiencies and many many more. This can't be diagnoses here. It is best to see a dentist about this. ...Read more
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
Metallic taste: Usually means bleeding. Do you brush gently 2x/day for 2 full minutes each time? Do you floss or Water Pik daily? Do you have professional cleaning every 6 months? If not, may have compromised gum tissue that may be readily treated by your Dentist. Please schedule a check-up. ...Read more
We don't know: We know it is a reaction to iud. As to why I don't think we know for sure. I could be due to the active medication or the inert material that the iud is made out of which is some form of polymer. ...Read more
Dental evaluation: It's best to visit a dentist who can actually take a medical and dental history and personally examine you. Without seeing you, we can only guess and there are many possibilites. ...Read more
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
Metallic taste: A metallic taste in the mouth can be due to a variety of causes including medications, dental/gum problems, poor oral hygiene, mouth breathing, dry mouth, dehydration, common cold, upper respiratory infection, aging, and neurological disorders. In many cases, the metallic taste will disappear on its own when the underlying condition, such as an upper respiratory infection, is resolved. ...Read more
There is no definitive cause of metallic taste in the mouth, but there are numerous possibilities.
If you had no metallic taste before eating the seeds, and if the metallic taste disappears if you stop eating the seeds, then it may be the seeds.
If the metallic taste lingers, see your dentist or ENT specialist for an examination. ...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 more
Get it checked: Metallic tastes could be from most anything. It would be wise to have it evaluated by your physician or dentist to determine what is the root cause of this problem. ...Read more
I have a metallic taste in my mouth and slurred speach. My toungue feels strange. What could be the cause?
This is the medical term for a bad taste in the mouth. One common form is the metallic taste of food. It is most commonly a side effect of medication.
If the metallic taste is associated with disturbed speech then one must consider complex partial seizures.
You should seek the advice of a neurologist to seek an answer to this problem. Good luck and I hope this helps. ...Read more
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