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Thirsty All The Time Bad Taste In Mouth
Gum (periodontal) disease is a common problem. It can be accompanied by foul breath and a foul taste in the mouth...Especially if one breathes
through the mouth when asleep.
See a dentist for an examination and information about treatment. ...Read more
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
I had minimal side effects from zyprexa but I stopped it & five days later I got dry mouth and excessive thirst. Will everything get better over time?
If I have no diabetes but excessive thirst then what to Diagnosis of my body ? I almost can't sleep for dry mouth and excessive thirst.
Could be diabetes: - with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a an appetite and consume large quantities of food and still are losing weight? Are you urinating very frequently? Of course other conditions can cause xerostomia, weight loss, and fatigue. So the best approach is to see a pcp and have a workup. ...Read more
Female, age 35.Excessive thirst, dry mouth, urination. No diabetes, no thyroid, have dental cavities. What can be the reason of dry mouth?
More info needed...: Your problem is not due to your dental caries. Do you drink eight glasses of water a day? High salt diet? Medications? How much alcohol a day? Any other medical conditions? You really need to be seen by a local physician for your dry mouth and your dentist for your cavities. Dry mouth will only exacerbate your dental problems. ...Read more
Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i brush my teeth
There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following:
diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth. These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath.
Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled.
bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems.
Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay.
Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example:
gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance.
Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath.
Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an
overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath. ...Read more
Every time i eat I have a real bad taste in my mouth. I presently take prescribe acid reflex pills without any change. I have had a x-ray, ultra sound?
Bad taste: Look at your tongue in the mirror. If it is any color but pink (i.e., white, green, yellow or black coating) then you might have a condition called thrush that needs treating. You would need to see your family doctor to get the medicine that treats the condition. The bad taste usually resolves in 3-10 days. ...Read more
I have cold and flu,there is mucus in my throat making it hard to speak and causimg bad taste in my mouth,this is the first time that happens to me..?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more
I have a fever since yesterday , sore throat , hard to swallow , throw up a couple of times and a bad taste in my mouth . Is it a cold or something el?
Gums, tongue, and throat hurt so much that i can barely eat. Gums bleed, bad taste in throat, sores. I haven't been to the dentist in a long time.
See someone ASAP:
Could be anything, you need a good oral and perhaps complete physical exam. Any recently started medications? Any recent trips to foreign countries?
On any antibiotics? Tried and new foods recently? ...Read more
Why do I have green to brown coating on my tongue and roof of my mouth every morning? It tastes bad. I'm very thirsty. I have blood speckled mucus.
Morning breath: If you're thirsty when you wake up - you're undoubtedly dehydrated (which happens normally after not drinking for 8 hrs or so) - perhaps you're a little 'drier' than you should be? And, you're likely mouth breathing so the natural, germ fighting saliva dries out. Perhaps too medicines have an effect like antihistamines for allergy. Smoking of course wouldn't help and some foods can lead to odors. ...Read more
Thats relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was anoying, or of sudden onset and persistant despite the absense of food or drink. ...Read more
When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps.
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Halitosis: Halitosis, or bad breath, and a "bad taste in the mouth" can occur after general anesthesia. Dehydration, breathing dry anesthesia gases, and minor bleeding from oral anesthesia appliances may contribute, as may certain intravenous medications. Good oral hygiene should help rid you of the unpleasant taste. Try mouth wash and spearmint or eucalyptus gums or candies. ...Read more
Could be a host: Of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Anesthesia....: ...Some of the chemicals used in anesthesia may cause this, or it could be from dry mouth. If you had inhalation general anesthesia, the gasses may have been chemically bound to the water content in your mouth. This will clear after a while. ...Read more
Dehydration?Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more
YES: One of side effect, chew mint and taste will disappear. ...Read more
Im 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?
Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It can be an important clue in detecting diabetes. Excessive thirst is a fairly common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss during exercise, or ...Read more