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Sometimes I get a sour taste in my mouth when I bend over. Should I be worried?

Sometimes I get a sour taste in my mouth when I bend over. Should I be worried?

Reflux: This is probably reflux. You can try eating smaller meals and see if this helps. You can see if reflux meds help these symptoms. You may need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night. See your ent and he or she can scope you or look at your larynx with a mirror to determine if you have findings consistent with reflux. Good luck and feel better. See other answers under my name and reflux. ...Read more

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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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I have a lingering sour taste in my mouth following the injestion of foods containing sugar. Is there a way to counteract this?

I have a lingering sour taste in my mouth following the injestion of foods containing sugar.  Is there a way to counteract this?

Brush & floss.: The sour taste is most likely due to bacteria in the mouth converting the sugar into acids. A thorough brushing and flossing should help. Mouthrinses can be added to the treatment, but by themselves are ineffective. ...Read more

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What could cause a bad sour taste in my mouth with mild to moderate nausea?

Sour taste: This could be resultant from many things. One possabitlity is reflux. You should talk with your primary care physician about this issue. ...Read more

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For the last few days I have a bad sour taste in my mouth and mild to moderate nausea. What do I do?

For the last few days I have a  bad sour taste in my mouth and mild to moderate nausea. What do I do?

Water brash: Sounds like you have some stomach acid refluxing into your throat, which is sometimes called "water brash." if it is mild, it may settle down with otc antacids such as tums, mylanta, and/or pepcid (famotidine). If not improving with otcs or if it lasts for more than 2 weeks on otc meds, see your doctor for further evaluation and prescription treatment. ...Read more

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I am having a sour taste in my mouth and slight nausea, mostly at night and it seems to exacerbate when I eat meat. It's been here for over a month. ?

I am having a sour taste in my mouth and slight nausea, mostly at night and it seems to exacerbate when I eat meat. It's been here for over a month. ?

Sour taste in mouth: Likely is gastric reflux which is exacerbated by fatty foods ( red meat), caffeine, carbonated beverages, spicy food, chocolate ,alcohol, smoking, pregnancy. Sometimes H pylori infection is associated. Consider a trial of Protonix, (pantoprazole) trigger avoidance, head of bed elevated so no reflux when sleeping. Other causes gallbladder , thyroid, rare conditions.See a doctor. If fever, pain go to ER ...Read more

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I had the pnemovax vaccine yesterday and with 3o minutes had a sour taste in my mouth ..Its been 24hrs. I do suffer from reflux and take meds.

I had the pnemovax vaccine yesterday and with 3o minutes had a sour taste in my mouth ..Its been 24hrs. I do suffer from reflux and take meds.

Doubt related: This is probably not an issue to worry about. If some of the sera is tasted it was from your blood stream, not due to acid reflux. ...Read more