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What Causes Bitter Taste In Mouth
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not the surgery: Often it is the medications you are taking that can do this. Pain medications can sometimes do this. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have pain in right rib cage area and and an intermittant bitter taste in my mouth. My gallbladder imaging was normal. What could 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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How long does dysgeusia in pregnancy last? I'm 12 weeks 4 days and have a terrible bitter taste which causes me to spit in a bucket every 20 seconds!
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Likely unrelated: Some causes for bitter taste: infection in mouth, dry mouth (xerostomia), GERD, medication side effect, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, psychiatric disorders. The elevated SGPT (ALT) is likely unrelated to your bitter taste. Try brushing teeth, tongue, gums, and roof of mouth with toothpaste. Use mouthwash. If it persists see and ENT specialist. > http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more
Been having a metallic bitter taste in mouth and around lips sometimes what could it been? Been 5 days already no medication had HSG done 2wk ago
MEDICATION?: WHAT KIND OF MEDICATION IS IT, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU CAN STOP IT FOR 3 DAYS AND THE PAIN DISAPPEARS ...Read more
When bitter taste is gone after taking grade 2 esophagitis treatment, if feel bitter taste in mouth means esophagitis is not healed yet, how to test?
How long it takes time to heAl for grade 2 esophagitis after 3 months rapeprazole 40 mg, taken. But feel bitter taste in mouth, ultrasound is normal?
I am suffering from very bad sinusitis. What is a good medication to use? I have a headache and postnatal drip giving me a bitter taste in mouth. Tks
Sinusitis:chronic: A sinus inflammation can arise from an allergy, a virus or a bacteria. Those which start as allergies/viruses can block the sinus passages (swelling) and allow bacterial infection to occur. Ask your healthcare provider to consider using Ciprofloxin, a quinolone antibiotic with excellent coverage for abscesses (which is what bacterial sinusitis represents). ...Read more
I woke up feeling bad with headache, decreased urine output and bitter taste in mouth. Continues with pain from spider bite shouldi return to ed?
My endoscopy showed Esophagitis 2, how long I take rameprazole medication. I did ultrasound, it's normal, but feel bitter taste in mouth. When it heal?
Ask the Dr., as...:
Treatments for esophagitis depend on the underlying cause and the severity of tissue damage. For continuity of care and to assure you are doing the correct treatment as prescribed by your Dr. It is important to egt the duration of treatment form them. Do not forget one of the main stays of therapy is diet and avoidance of trigger food as well. See the following link:
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/333516-foods-to-avoid-with-esophagitis/ ...Read more
I have a bitter taste in mouth since 2 days. My next period date is 18 sep 2013. I have backache also. We r trying for our 2nd child.
Once you get happy and pregnant you will forget about peripheral issues.
Keep trying and most succeed.
But suggest to make sure that things like infection are ruled out,
so see your doctor. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, ^ gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more
Can I use mouth freshener chewing gum during pregnancy? I ve very bitter taste in mouth and bad smell..
Hi I hav GERD since 5 weeks n I m taking 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) once a day but I improve little. Now I hav bitter taste in mouth. Wht to do help me???
Diet first: The diet is one of the most important treatments in GERD-avoiding trigger foods, such as coffee, alcohol, spicy foods, fatty foods etc, all of which can increase acid production. Follow-up with the Dr. And see if you need any further testing. After testing, if found to be certain hyper secretory conditions, you may need the medications twice a day for a period of time. Best wishes ...Read more
I'm on day 4 of amoxicillin for extracted tooth. Developed HORRIBLE bitter taste in mouth. Food tastes bitter. Is it from antibiotic? Will it go away?
IDK: It would be prudent to ask the dentist who is actually treating you and knows your medical and dental history, the exact circumstances of your treatment and who can evaluate it (rather than dentists on the internet sight unseen). Do you really want us just to venture a guess? ...Read more