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What does it mean to have a strange metal taste in my mouth?

What does it mean to have a strange metal taste in my mouth?

More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a metal taste in my mouth?

What does it mean if I have a metal taste in my mouth?

Vitamin deficiency: A vitamin or mineral deficiency can cause a metallic taste. So can oral infections, some medications, and some metabolic diseases. The best way to find out is to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a metal taste in your mouth?

What does it mean  to have a  metal taste in your mouth?

Many causes: There are many causes for a metallic taste. Some of these are: vitamin and mineral deficiency, especially B12 , zinc, hormonal, pregnancy, diabetes, neurological causes like bell's palsy and parkinson's , some medications, periodontal disease where there is bleeding of your gums, infections, and many more. It is set to see your primary care for an exam to find the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i taste blood or have a metallic taste in my mouth?

What does it mean when i taste blood  or have a metallic taste in my mouth?

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 more

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What does it mean to have a metallic taste in your mouth when pregnant?

What does it mean to have a metallic taste in your mouth when pregnant?

Metallic taste: May be from your prenatal vitamins. Also check with your own dentist as hormonal changes during pregnancy make it easier for your gums to over-respond to plaque and food debris and you want to have a healthy mouth, and no dental problems during your pregnancy. As soon as possible after you deliver get another dental checkup including x-rays. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

Not metal: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones and iodine can cause metalic taste. Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Rigorous oral hygiene should be the first approach to treatment. ...Read more

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I have got a metallic taste in my mouth, what does this signify?

I have got a metallic taste in my mouth, what does this signify?

Could be many things: Broken filling, GI issue, reflux, result of drug therapy. Start by seeing your dentist and if all is okay see your md/ent/gi specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a bad taste in my mouth mean?

What does it mean when I have a bad taste in my mouth mean?

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 more

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What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in my mouth after eating?

Metallic taste: It is a fairly common thing, may indicate an allergy or medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Make sure you get regular checkups. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?

What does it mean if i have a cough that leaves me with a horrible iron taste in my mouth. Is it related to my ashma?

It may be: Is it iron or copper that you're tasting? Different causes. Would be advisable to see your General Physician, a Pulmonologist, or an ENT. Bad taste can also be from infection in your mouth, such as infected gums. Better have your Dentist also take a look, especially if you don't floss daily. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a metallic taste in your mouth?

Dysgeusia: The alteration of taste (dysgeusia ) could be a result of several things . Hormonal imbalance , having cold and sinus infection, candidiasis , taking antibiotics , using certain vitamins . It is a temporary feeling that could be countered by consuming citrus juices like lemonade or food marinated in vinegar . If that feeling persists please consult with your dr. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get a metallic taste in your mouth? What kind of metal would it be?

Not metal: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones and iodine can cause metalic taste. Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Rigorous oral hygiene should be the first approach to treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a earthy taste in your mouth?

Gums: Make sure you have been to the dentist recently and you don't have any signs of gum disease. That's a good place to start. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a metallic taste in my mouth, my gums aren't bleeding or anything else in my mouth. could it be stress related?

Dysgeusia: is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems to medications and treatments. Dysgeusia is not very common. Severe long-standing dysgeusia can be very significant as it may lead to patient losing interest in food. See your PCP for consultation, tests and referral if needed. ...Read more

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I have the most awful metallic taste in my mouth (and have for about a week). Brushing doesn't help what could it be?

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Candida: A metallic taste in the mouth is often a symptom of an oral fungal infection called candida. See your dentist to confirm this. It can be treated with anti fungal mouthwash. There are other less common conditions that can also cause the metallic taste that can be rulled out by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a matalic taste in my mouth what could it be ?

I have a matalic taste in my mouth what could it be ?

Meds?: Numerous meds can cause it, and generally they are basic or alkali meds. Using an acidic additive, like a teaspoon of lemon juice, will usually eliminate it. ...Read more

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