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What Does Having Bad Taste Signal
Mullet & platforms?: If you mean bad taste in the mouth, can be due to gum disease, dental disease, sinus problems, occasionally gastrointestinal problems. See dds, floss daily, brush teeth and tongue; maybe see ear, nose, throat doc, maybe see GI doc, if oral exam is ok. Sometimes meds can cause bad taste in mouth too. ...Read more
Black hairy tongue: Your tongue can turn black from a condition called black hairy tongue (sounds weird, huh). It's not really hairy...The taste buds get elongated and become pigmented from bacteria, food, and drinks. No treatment necessary other than clean the tongue with a toothbrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MeansYouNeedABath: Oh, YOU have a bitter taste!Well,your question opens a wonderfully bitter can of worms.Taste is complicated.Bitter is one of the five basic tastes the tongue can distinguish.Dental problems aside,there's medications & foods that can leave a bitter taste.Coffee,tea,some herbs leave residues that stick around until you brush.There's a genetic propensity too.See a doc or dentist if it won't go away ...Read more
Dental problems: The most common cause of a bad taste is from oral diseases, like gums disease or tooth decay. See a dentist and have a complete examinatinon to find out exactly what is goin on. If it is not dental the the dentist will advise you and refoer you for a medical evaluatin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus problem: Often times this is related to a sinus problem. Significant drainage or congestion can cause smells and tastes to become obscurred....Muted. Rarely this can also be a problem with the brain - seizures, mini-strokes, etc. See your doctor, this can probably be fixed quickly and easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: . The tinny, sharp taste can be caused by such things as smoking; an injury to the head, nose or mouth; a nutritional deficiency or even pregnancy. Some people experience a metallic taste in the mouth after taking a multivitamin or other dietary supplement. It can be a symptom of a serious medical condition, most often a metallic taste in the mouth is caused by a dry mouth or harmless situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably blood: Not much else tastes like that! find out why? Nose, esophagus, ulcer? Needs work up. ...Read more
Way too many reasons: A bad tasteor smell could mean an infection. But it could also mean that you aren't brushing and flossing enough. Also, the bad taste could be coming from your stomach and the foods you eat. Try a thorough cleaning of your mouth, go to a dentist and make sure all is ok...And try watching what you eat for a few days. Oh yeah and cleaning....Brush your tongue too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taste buds: What do you mean by "change?" Size? Appearance? Function? Sense of Taste? ...Read more
Phantosmia: With loss of the sense of smell, you can sometimes have excessively strong sense of odors, but they are somewhat like a release phenomenon. There are also sometimes events like small seizures in the areas of the brain that sense smell, the olfactory lobe. If this is constant, likely the effect of the loss of the sense. ...Read more
You need to be seen: By a gastroenterologist. You need to provide a full detailed history, undergo physical examination and may require endoscopy after analysis of stools. This is not necessarily a simple problem that can be diagnosed over the internet. More info is needed along with the ability to examine you. Go soon. Get better. ...Read more
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