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Salty taste in mouth with tonsillitis and hypo tsh.863 and t 4 .8 is there a connection?

Salty taste in mouth with tonsillitis and hypo tsh.863 and t 4 .8 is there a connection?

Thyroid iris: Could be unrelated but you could also have a condition called subacute thyroiditis due to infllammed thyroid which is self limited and may cause under active thyroid for a short time. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can you take iodine oral contrast solution for abdomen CT scan when u have a chronic sore throat, lumpy taste buds, web like veins&yellowness in mouth?

Can you take iodine oral contrast solution for abdomen  CT scan when u have a chronic sore throat, lumpy taste buds, web like veins&yellowness in mouth?

Iodine contrast: Oral contrast for abdominal ct has been fallen out of favor in our area. However, if you were to take it, none of the conditions you listed is a contraindication. ...Read more

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My dad is currently going through radiation treatment due to oral cancer and has mouth sores and throat irritation. What meds are good for dry cough?

My dad is currently going through radiation treatment due to oral cancer and has mouth sores and throat irritation. What meds are good for dry cough?

Saliva aids...: Ask his doctor(s) or dentist to prescribe pilocarpine lozenges or lollipops if appropriate, try to find Xylimelts at local pharmacy, products from PerioSciencres www.PerioSciences.com will be very beneficial. As a last resort get sugar free lemon drop hard candies. I prefer the other options first. ...Read more

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What ( other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

What ( other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

Quite few things...: This can be caused by a variety of inflammatory conditions in the mouth-- periodontal disease, infected teeth, mucous membrane disorders, and yeast infection. Upper respiratory catarrhal conditions and gastroesophageal reflux disease are also common offenders. Endocrine and metabolic disease can cause this, some medications-e.g. Metronidazole, and neurological smell/taste derangement (dysgeusia). ...Read more

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What causes the bad/metallic taste in mouth after brushing with 'sensitive-type' toothpaste?

What causes the bad/metallic taste in mouth after brushing with 'sensitive-type' toothpaste?

Toothpaste?: The metallic taste in the mouth is a sign of failing restoration or accumulation of heavy metal compounds on the surf. Of the tongue. There are other reasons of having taste deviation due to medications taken or other possible GI conditions. Toothpaste most probably activates your taste buds to the point of feeling it much more. ...Read more

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Im 21 used chew tobacco for 2 years haven't for 5 months. Pain in teeth and sore throat, small lump in cheek. Is this oral cancer?

Im 21 used chew tobacco for 2 years haven't for 5 months. Pain in teeth and sore throat, small lump in cheek. Is this oral cancer?

Have it looked at: The pain in the teeth is a separate issue. The sore throat could be anything. The small lump in the cheek is the most troubling symptom regarding the possibility of a growth, be it benign or malignant, or even normal. Rather than looking for answers on the internet, see a dentist for an exam and consultation. Congratulations on being able to stop chewing tobacco. Stay with it! ...Read more

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Dryness in mouth after 4 years of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. No saliva in mouth till now.

Dryness in mouth after 4 years of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. No saliva in mouth till now.

Acupuncture/salagen: Acupuncture has been studied in a randomized controlled manner to show significant improvement in long term xerostomia (dry mouth) as a result of radiation damage to the salivary glands. Sometimes the effects are not long lasting and repeat procedures are required. It must be done by an experienced acupuncturist and there is a national protocol that can be followed. Salagen is med &can help also. ...Read more

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Could throat cancer give you an awful taste in mouth?

Could throat cancer give you an awful taste in mouth?

Possibly: If you have a tumor in the throat/mouth, it could create an awful taste or odor. If this is a new symptom, best to have it checked out. ...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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When bitter taste is gone after taking grade 2 esophagitis treatment,if feel bitter taste in mouth means esophagitis is not healed yet,how to test?

When bitter taste is gone after taking grade 2 esophagitis treatment,if feel bitter taste in mouth means esophagitis is not healed yet,how to test?

Taste test: the bitter taste in your mouth is an indication that you still have esophagitis. See a gastroenterologist He may want to do an esophagram or take a biopsy to see if your condition is still present ...Read more

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What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl?Is this a common phenomenon?

What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV  saline push&iv benedryl?Is this a common phenomenon?

Pus: Pus tastes metallic. Benedryl will dry your mouth and mucus membranes. Without being diluted with saliva you may be tasting an infection in your mouth, sinus, or throat. The reason you are getting an IV push may be a hint of what is going on. ...Read more

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Periodic symptoms: lump in throat (trach area); hoarse; feels like glass caught; recent bitter taste; omeprazole treatment for 2 mo's no help. ?

Periodic symptoms: lump in throat (trach area); hoarse; feels like glass caught; recent bitter taste; omeprazole treatment for 2 mo's no help. ?

Lump in throat: If you are still having symptoms after taking antacids and ppi then you should have a thyroid u/s done and labs to make sure it's not your thyroid and you can also see an ENT to check your vocal cords for nodes. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant mothball taste at back of throat for 2years made stronger with alcohol and/or salt? Dr's baffled.

What could cause a constant mothball taste at back of throat for 2years made stronger with alcohol and/or salt? Dr's baffled.

Throat: Good question. Could be acid reflux which might be made wore by those two items. Less common would be changes in the taste buds in the circumvallate papilla in the back of the tongue. ...Read more

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Sweet taste in mouth due to thyroid problems?

No : That's not commonly seen with thyroid problems. ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that presents in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most are papillary-follicular type and have a very good prognosis. Less common are medullary cancers, with an intermediate prognosis. Anaplastic cancers of the thyroid have a poor prognosis and are uncommon. Treatment of thyroid cancers involves removal ...Read more