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What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

Various reasons: Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities, toxic substances are just some of the reasons you could be having a bitter taste.

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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What causes the awful bitter taste in my mouth during the night when sleeping?

What causes the awful bitter taste in my mouth during the night when sleeping?

I am not sure: You may want to brush and floss your teeth right before going to sleep. If the bitter taste continues after a few days, speak to a dentist or physician about it. They may have some remedies for you. Taste and smell is a science all to itself. You may have underlying conditions that are affecting your taste. These can be normalized once identified.

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Can tonsillitis cause bitter taste in mouth?

Tonsillitis: Yes, it absolutely can. Even more exciting is when you have tonsil calculus or tonsil stones. These are little white pellet-looking things that fill the pits or crypts in your tonsils. Not only will they taste bitter, but they'll give you some pretty foul smelling breath, so you won't be the only one who gets to experience them. If this is a chronic problem, you should get it checked out.

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Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

Bitter taste from...: Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene. Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation.

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Can high cholestrol cause bitter taste of the mouth?

Can high cholestrol cause bitter taste of the mouth?

Not likely: I would look to the treatment (medication or even dietary) of the high cholesterol to be the cause. A neurologist may be consulted, too.

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Can a bitter taste in the mouth be caused from surgery?

Not the surgery: Often it is the medications you are taking that can do this. Pain medications can sometimes do this.

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What could be the cause of an unpleasant, bitter taste in my mouth?

Dysgeusia: Dysgeusia is the medical term for an impaired sense of taste. It can result in unpleasant taste sensations ranging from metallic to salty or bitter. The bad taste may also be described as foul or rancid. The severity of the bad taste varies among affected individuals. Dysgeusia can be caused by infections, inflammation, injury, or environmental factors.

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Could Pepcid (famotidine) cause bitter taste in the mouth?

Could Pepcid (famotidine) cause bitter taste in the mouth?

More likely...: ...you are describing "sourbrash" when stomach contents regurgitate into your mouth. The probable cause is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) for which I assume you're taking Pepcid (famotidine). Optimizing acid suppression may prove helpful, but persistent symptoms warrant evaluation please.

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What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.

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I get a bitter taste at the back of my mouth when I eat something sweet. I was sanding some wood few days ago without a mask could that be the cause?

Yes: Inhaling particulates can impact taste and smell for several days after inhalation. Just provide yourself impeccable oral care for the next few days and consider investing in a tongue scraper, but this should clear quickly. The other possibility is a sinus congestion impacting smell and taste, so consider treatment with decongestants too. Finally, B vitamin deficiency can cause taste abn.

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When I eat I have a feeling the food is undigested. My tummy feels uncomfortable. Also my mouth feels dry with a bitter taste. What can cause this?

When I eat I have a feeling the food is undigested. My tummy feels uncomfortable. Also my mouth feels dry with a bitter taste. What can cause this?

High acid in stomach: TUMS helps, Zantac or Pepcid helps. Avoid spicy food, tomato based products, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, vinegar, citrus. These can all irritate. Prilosec, Nexium (esomeprazole) are most effective meds, but take longer to kick in

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I get bitter taste in my mouth&bad breath after eating &sometimes it goes away after awhile. My tongue has a yellowish hue to it. What could cause this?

I get bitter taste in my mouth&bad breath after eating &sometimes it goes away after awhile. My tongue has a yellowish hue to it. What could cause this?

Yellow Coated Tongue: Is an inflammation of the tongue papillae. The condition occurs when bacteria in the mouth produce pigments which cause the tongue to develop a yellow coating. The causes are poor oral hygiene, medications, fever, dehydration, and mouth breathing. Use a tongue scraper and hydrogen peroxide (5:1 water) as a treatment.

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Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Tough problem: Lots of people complain about this problem with clarithromycin. You can take it with food, that helps. But they also complain it ruins the taste of the food they've eaten. Other folks have reported they take the medicine and immediately brush their teeth, suck on hard candy or chew really strong chewing gum. Good luck...hopefully you won't be on it for long.

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I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication.

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I have a bitter taste on tongue - like licking a lemon. Gets better with fluid intake, what could be the cause?

Lemon = acidic: Either way, a taste such as this could be indicative of cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, or even a sinus infection. Which, if any of the above is affecting you remains unknown. Please consult with a local dentist to rule out any tooth/gum problems, and then with your physician if the problem persists.

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Could my wisdom teeth cause ear fullness? Jaw tight? Bitter taste?

Yes, yes, yes: Yes, all of these symptoms. What concerns me is the bitter taste as this might be an infection that requires treatment before it flares up into an emergency situation. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation to see whether or not your wisdom teeth require removal.

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Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when I feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when I feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Yes it can!: As the acidic contents of your stomach rises to the back of your throat it can irritate those areas. Also, your brain "refers" pain from the back of your throat to your ears. That's the reason.

Bitter Taste (Definition)

Bitter tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bitter taste when he is not eating or drinking bitter foods. A bitter taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, ...Read more