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Doctor insights on: Salty Taste On Tongue Causes

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My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and I tasted saltiness. Not burned.

My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and I tasted saltiness. Not burned.

Sore mouth from?: This would have to be personally seen by a dentist or physician in order to try to diagnose the problem. With the limited information you posted, it would be impossible to determine what the problem is. Sorry. ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of a hurting, nasty taste, white colored tongue?

What is the cause of a hurting, nasty taste, white colored tongue?

Thrush: The most common cause for what you describe is candidiasis or thrush. It is a yeast infection that can be treated quite easily.

If you are a high risk lifestyle, I would also get an HIV test just to cover all my bases.

Otherwise, some Nystatin should do the trick. ...Read more

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Everything I eat taste hot on my tongue, what can be the cause?

Everything I eat taste hot on my tongue, what can be the cause?

Burning Tongue Syndr: There are several causes for a burning tongue syndrome. An unwanted side effect to medicine is not uncommon & goes away several days after you stop the medicine. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies can cause it; try taking a multivitamin with minerals. Abscessed teeth or broken fillings too. If these aren't the obvious causes see a dentist specialized in oral medicine for diagnosis and treatment plain. ...Read more

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Enlarged taste buds with white patches on tongue. What are some possibilities as to what may have caused this?

Enlarged taste buds with white patches on tongue. What are some possibilities as to what may have caused this?

White patches: This could be any number of things, both normal and abnormal. An accurate answer and diagnosis requires additional information and a thorough clinical and visual examination.
Any lesion in your mouth that does not resolve within 7-10 days needs to be examined.
Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What can cause tongue to feel smooth with a bloody/metallic taste?

What can cause tongue to feel smooth with a bloody/metallic taste?

Tongue: A cause of a bloody or metallic taste may be bleeding gums from periodontal disease. Vitamin or mineral deficiencies may be a cause of your smooth tongue and the change in taste. I would recommend seeing both your dentist and primary care doctor and have everything checked ...Read more

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What can cause the taste buds on the tip of your tongue to swell up?

What can cause the taste buds on the tip of your tongue to swell up?

See dentist: Taste buds are only located on the extreme back and side of the tongue, not on the tip. See your dentist to get the tip of your tongue checked. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

Nose congestion ornerve damage: Medicines can cause that symptom is it on one side or both sides of the tongue? Could be due to nasal congestion. Is it on just one side of the tongue? Could be due to nerve damage ...Read more

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What causes inflamed taste buds and a red raw patch in the middle of the tongue?

What causes inflamed taste buds and a red raw patch in the middle of the tongue?

Taste buds: Dry mouth is a leading cause of irrated tongue. A review of medications you are taken along with a full blood panel would be recommended to rule out systemic issues that could also manifest with these symptoms. A visit with your dentist and md would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my taste buds on my tongue turning completely white sometimes when I wake up in the morning?

What is the cause of my taste buds on my tongue turning completely white sometimes when I wake up in the morning?

Possible causes are: There are many things that can cause a coating on your tongue. Most often it is merely a plaque from bacteria, food debris, and dead cells. Some medications can also cause a buildup on the tongue. There are other, less likely conditions, such as lichen planus and fungal infections. In order to know for sure, it needs to be seen and diagnosed by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause discoloration/bad taste on tongue?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause discoloration/bad taste on tongue?

Sertraline rx: Zoloft (sertraline) can dissolve on the tongue or back of tongue / throat and burn with a bad taste. If swallowed well and whole, Zoloft (sertraline) can lead to a serotonin surge, like other SSRI meds, and this surge includes nausea, perhaps reflux, and odd GI and CNS sensations ...Read more

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Papillae at end of tongue are raised and feel irritated by end of day. In morning they have shrunk some. Taste is off. Possible cause?

Papillae at end of tongue are raised and feel irritated by end of day. In morning they have shrunk some. Taste is off. Possible cause?

Too many: Too many possible causes of irritation of the tongue to list here. Diet changes, ingestion of caustic materials, poor dental hygiene, viral illnesses, medications are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause your tongue to smell bad and taste funny?

No: If your tongue is swelling and interfering with breathing, get to your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your dental problems, see a dentist. Brush and floss after every meal and spend at least 2 minutes each time. Use listerine or prohealth mouth rinse and also get a tongue scraper which should be used once a day. ...Read more

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Constant sweet taste in mouth & white coating on my tongue. What could cause this? How can I treat it?

Oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene can eliminate most breath problems. Brush, floss, and clean your tongue. See your dentist regularly. If improving you oral, hygiene does. To help the. See your primary care doctor about systemic or metabolic problems. ...Read more

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Could IV corticosteroids cause thrush on the tongue? I was treated this morning and now my tongue is white and everything tastes weird

Could IV corticosteroids cause thrush on the tongue? I was treated this morning and now my tongue is white and everything tastes weird

Probably: Not that fast though, you may have had it from before and it flared, or it is something else, physical exam would tell, at any rate treatment is within reach, take care, wish you a speedy recovery ...Read more

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No taste ONLY on tip of tongue. Rest of tongue is normal but TIP is numb/tasteless. Nothing's changed but pinched nerve 15+yrs in neck. Why?? Causes??

No taste ONLY on tip of tongue. Rest of tongue is normal but TIP is numb/tasteless. Nothing's changed but pinched nerve 15+yrs in neck. Why?? Causes??

Facial nerve damage: The facial nerve is responsible for the sensation of taste in the front part of the tongue. If it was damaged in the "pinched nerve" then that could be the cause. If this is a new problem then you might want to consult a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more