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How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...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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Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Sore throat, bad taste in mouth, no fever - what can this be?

Viral pharyngitis: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...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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I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

You sound sick.: This could be a sinus infection or even the flu. You may require treatment. You need to visit your PMD or consult with one of us on HealthTap. ...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?

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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Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow, very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?

Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow, very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?

Get checked again: It could be mononucleosis (a virus) or a different type of bacteria other than group A strep. I would see the doctor again for a recheck. ...Read more

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I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?

I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?

Bad taste: Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist. ...Read more

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Are hoarseness and a sore throat off and on and a bad taste in my mouth withdraw symptoms from quitting smoking?

Congrats on quitting: Withdrawal symptoms are actually signs that your body is healing. Most of these symptoms peak approximately 3-5 days after quitting, and then begin to taper off. Be patient and good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat this bad sore throat horrible taste in mouth?

How to treat this bad sore throat horrible taste in mouth?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have mucus drainage that has a bad taste in the back of my throat and am now getting a sore throat. Do you know why this could possibly be?

I have mucus drainage that has a bad taste in the back of my throat and am now getting a sore throat. Do you know why this could possibly be?

See below: Bad-tasting mucus drainage might come from infected sinuses (do u have any pain or pressure over sinus areas?), throat infection, dental abscess. Any fever? If u have any tooth decay, see dentist. Otherwise, see pcp if fever &/or sinus pain/pressure. May be viral in origin in which case antibiotics are useless but doc can test for strep, which responds to antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?

I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?

See your PCP: There are many possible causes for a bitter taste in your mouth e.g. (sinus infection, strep throat, etc.). You should contact your doctor if the bad taste persists more than a week. ...Read more

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Sore throat, very smooth oral mucosa, bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Sore throat, very smooth oral mucosa, bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?

Multiple: You have a variety of symptoms involving lips, hands, feet, urinary tract, mouth. That it is difficult to guess at a diagnosis. Please see a family doctor to get an accurate history as to duration and severity and sequence of your symptoms. After some testing, a diagnosis will be reached. Best of luck and salaams. ...Read more

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Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?

Possibly: I have learned first hand that you don't always have "classic" symptoms with strep throat. The best way to find out is to get a strep throat culture/ test. ...Read more

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I don't have tonsils anymore. I have a really bad sore throat, when I cough bad taste from a little bit of mucus, slight fever and upset stomach. Tire?

I don't have tonsils anymore. I have a really bad sore throat, when I cough bad taste from a little bit of mucus, slight fever and upset stomach. Tire?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My sore throat is to the point where it hurts so bad I wake up from my sleep in sheer pain. I also tend to sleep with my mouth open.

You should see your: Doctor. You could have strep throat or a viral infection. Sleeping with your mouth open can cause dryness, which can be irritating and uncomfortable, but usually wouldn't cause "sheer pain." The best way to tell what's going on is to see yoru doctor. ...Read more

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I`ve had a sore throat for weeks, metal taste in my mouth sometimes, and tonight I coughed up music with black stuff in it. What's wrong with me?

I`ve had a sore throat for weeks, metal taste in my mouth sometimes, and tonight I coughed up music with black stuff in it. What's wrong with me?

GERD: Hi, you most probably have acid reflux disease, adjust ur diet, avoid acidic food, greasy food, spicy food, caffein, alcohol, chocolate, add probiotics to ur diet and see a provider for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bad sore throat I looked in my mouth and my throat has pimpels or something?

I have a bad sore throat I looked in my mouth and my throat has pimpels or something?

Get a throat culture: Sounds like you have a common bacterial (can also be viral) infection such as streptococchus. Get it checked out with your general md. ...Read more

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My sore throat is basically gone but I can barely open my mouth my teeth hurt really bad. Could this be lingering effects of mono or from not eating?

My sore throat is basically gone but I can barely open my mouth my teeth hurt really bad. Could this be lingering effects of mono or from not eating?

Probably not: You can try gently stretching your mouth open 3x per day and if you see no improvement, see a dentist with training in how to diagnose tmd. ...Read more

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Slight sore throat, had white patch on soft pallet, now they are red & on roof, mouth dry, sore, feels like something in back of mouth weird taste wha?

Slight sore throat, had white patch on soft pallet, now they are red & on roof, mouth dry, sore, feels like something in back of mouth weird taste wha?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with a stuffy nose and a metalic taste in my mouth. What should I do?

I have a sore throat with a stuffy nose and a metalic taste in my mouth. What should I do?

See your MD: Stuffy nose & sore throat both indicate an ENT source- they could be associated with a change in taste- Your MD / ENT is best qualified to diagnose. You may want to rule out any dental source for the metallic flavor such as leaking restorations, broken Dillon's or decayed teeth! ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more