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What is this metallic taste in the back of my throat?

What is this metallic taste in the back of my throat?

Gum disease? : A metallic taste in your mouth can be a sign of gum disease. You should see a dentist to get this evaluated. Other symptoms of gum disease are: • red, swollen, or tender gums • bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating • gums shrinking or pulling away from teeth • persistent bad breath. ...Read more

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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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Is there any over-the-counter medicine that would cause a cough and metallic taste in back of throat?

Is there any over-the-counter medicine that would cause a cough and metallic taste in back of throat?

Throat: Can you elaborate as usually people buy the otc medicine to alleviate the cough and metallic taste. I cannot think of any drug that is otc or not that has the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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2 days ago, I started experiencing strong metallic taste coming from the back of my throat & tongue. I'm well-hydrated, but I had alcohol 3 nts ago.

2 days ago, I started experiencing strong metallic taste coming from the back of my throat & tongue. I'm well-hydrated, but I had alcohol 3 nts ago.

Many possibilities: Could be from infection of teeth, tonsils, gums, throat. Could be from a bleed. Could be from change in diet. Could be a systemic problem such as diabetes. Please see both your General Dentist and your General Physician for examination. Further tests may be in order. ...Read more

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I get a strong metallic taste in their throats after drinking something. Is this common?

I get a strong metallic taste in their throats after drinking something. Is this common?

Galvanism: You may be running a current in your mouth. This is called galvanism. When 2 different metals in the mouth create a current. ...Read more

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Everything smells like mothballs n I have a horrid metallic taste that won't go red raw throat. Is this connected to tonsillitis?

Everything smells like mothballs n I have a horrid metallic taste that won't go red raw throat. Is this connected to tonsillitis?

Bad taste: You may have a sinus infection that should be evaluated. An infection with post nasal drip would amuse the taste. If you are on any medications you should check to see if this is a known side effect. Recommend that you see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had a metallic taste in my mouth and now my left side of my throat hurts. Help?

A metallic taste : Common conditions that can cause this situation include but not limited to ..Dehydration, dry mouth, smoking. Or infections .. Like common cold, flu, upper respiratory tract infection . Pharyngitis ., strip throat or viral infection. Also neurological disorders that alter the the sense of taste like bell's palsy .This metallic taste situation can be side effects to antibiotics and other medication. ...Read more

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Every now n then tonsil stones gets stuck to d left side of my throat.I hate the metallic taste n it is hard to get out.How cn I get rid of this 4gud?

Every now n then tonsil stones gets stuck to d left side of my throat.I hate the metallic taste n it is hard to get out.How cn I get rid of this 4gud?

See ENT: Tonsil stone is very common condition. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a bad breath, sore throat and earache. No symptoms no special treatment is required. If concerned see ENT for evaluation and treatment if needed. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Could the metallic taste in my mouth and burning feeling in my throat be caused by acid reflux?

Could the metallic taste in my mouth and burning feeling in my throat be caused by acid reflux?

Perhaps: Could also be caused from other medications. Galvanic reactions from dental restorations. Best to see an internist and dentist (if new dental work performed). ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Metallic Taste In Mouth (Definition)

A metallic taste in the mouth is an abnormal or unusual taste in the mouth, sometimes ...Read more