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My daughter is 18 months old she drank a little soap water and has dry cough now. Shud I take her to doctor?

My daughter is 18 months old she drank a little soap water and has dry cough now. Shud I take her to doctor?

Soapy Water: What type of soap did she drink? Babies are notorious for drinking bath water, perhaps the soapy water just irritated her throat. Give her a warm drink and see if it reolves. If not then you can take her to her doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Why does food and drink taste like soap?

Why does food and drink taste like soap?

Neurologically: Altered taste can occur for several reasons but some common reasons can be sinus infection, oral infections, or low zinc levels. Discuss specifics with your pcp about seeing either neurology or ENT for more defined answer. ...Read more

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I eat soap and wanted to know what risks im taking I love the taste and I've been doing it 4 a long time now?

I eat soap and wanted to know what risks im taking I love the taste and I've been doing it 4 a long time now?

Depends on amount: Soap is not designed to be eaten but does dissolve in wet locations, so likely will cause bodily damage, depending on the amount eaten per day, the duration of the habit, and the type of chemicals in the soap. The eating of non-food items is not "normal", so should be evaluated by a primary care doctor. Referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist may help, if one is unable to stop eating objects. ...Read more

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Why would I have a soap-y taste in my mouth? Haven't eaten anything.

Why would I have a soap-y taste in my mouth? Haven't eaten anything.

Doctor eval.: Could be a vitamin deficiency, medications you are taking, or a number of metabolic diseases. See your doctor about this if it persists. ...Read more

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My daughter put cereal boxes in with the laundry detergent area and she had cereal and tasted soap. Should I be worried & when to worry?

My daughter put cereal boxes in with the laundry detergent area and she had cereal and tasted soap. Should I be worried & when to worry?

Poison control: You can call poison control and tell them the exact soap she took and if she is showing any symptoms and they can guide you through this. Instead of worrying- call them. ...Read more

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What would cause my ingestion to leave a soap taste, in my mouth?

What would cause my ingestion to leave a soap taste, in my mouth?

Let me explain: A soapy taste in the mouth could be the result of ingesting too much Fluoride (sodium fluoride), which can be poisonous to your health according to the centers for disease control. ...Read more

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I have a soapy taste in mouth. When salivating tastes of soap. When I try to eat food tastes of rubber. Now tongue swelled?

I have a soapy taste in mouth. When salivating tastes of soap. When I try to eat food tastes of rubber. Now tongue swelled?

See doctor: How long has the tongue been swollen since it may be the cause of your distorted taste? . I would suggest that you get your doctor to have a look at your oral cavity and perhaps a dental consult as well. ...Read more

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For about a year now, I have been experiencing a soap like taste in my mouth when I eat certain foods. The foods that I have specifically noticed it happening with are oatmeal and wads crackers. It happens from time to time with random things but not with

For about a year now, I have been experiencing a soap like taste in my mouth when I eat certain foods. The foods that I have specifically noticed it happening with are oatmeal and wads crackers. It happens from time to time with random things but not with

Bad taste: There is often no definitive reason or diagnosis for strange tastes. More common is some people who have a metallic taste.
It could be due to allergies, infection, smoking, systemic or stomach issues, poor oral hygiene, tooth or gum problems, changes in saliva, reaction to medications, etc. Or for no reason.
See your dentist and medical doctors for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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How do I stopped this poisonous sodium fluoride. I have well water. This indigestion taste like soap and burns my throat.

How do I stopped this poisonous sodium fluoride. I have well water. This indigestion taste like soap and burns my throat.

Water test: Get your water tested for unusual levels of numerous salts. Once you know what is causing the problem, you can select an appropriate water treatment system to get what you want. Fluoride is sometimes added to municipal water supplies in very low levels. In some western areas of the us it is possible to get very high levels of several compounds. ...Read more

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I been short of air and when I cough I taste snot and my chest is bothersome what do u think is going on?

I been short of air and when I cough I taste snot and my chest is bothersome what do u think is going on?

Cough: Your productive cough sounds pretty bad. Your history shows asthma and diabetes. Both put you in a higher risk category for illness. Looks like you're already on Oxygen, too. Please see your doctor right away. Could be bronchitis or pneumonia. Might just be allergy on top of your current problems, but I'd want to rule out pneumonia first. ...Read more

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When I cough I taste mucas/snot. Should I see my doctor?

When I cough I taste mucas/snot. Should I see my doctor?

Probably not: You may have a simple upper respiratory infection. Your symptoms are usually not dangerous. If you develop trouble breathing or fever you might want to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I cough I taste metal. Has been going on for months off and on, typically taste it every day. I also get the sound of mucus congestion in chest?

When I cough I taste metal. Has been going on for months off and on, typically taste it every day. I also get the sound of mucus congestion in chest?

Exam needed: I recommend a careful examination of the bronchial tree and lungs. A chest X-Ray may then be advised. Chronic bronchitis or atypical asthma (without wheezing) are possibilities. A sinus infection with postnasal drip is less likely. Treatment may include a course of antibiotics and an inhaler. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest congestion. I am over weight and it hard for me to breathe and also when I cough I taste blood?

I am experiencing chest congestion. I am over weight and it hard for me to breathe and also when I cough I taste blood?

Chest Infection: You need to see your doctor.
You are at risk of getting into trouble if you do not sort it out soon.
Please consult with your doctor or go to the hospital for review ...Read more

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I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

Blood with ST, cold: It appears you have caught a cold, so treat with fluids and Tylenol for pain, fever. OTC meds for cold as needed, throat lozenges. Also, cold fluids for the broken
throat capillary suspected from strong coughing. If
blood and coughing persist, see an MD for further
investigation or call for virtual appt with internist thru health tap. ...Read more

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When I cough it tastes salty, why?

When I cough it tastes salty, why?

Phlegm: Sounds like you are producing phlegm. I wouldn't get too excited about this unless it is bothering you. If it does, then consider seeing your doctor for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

Flavorings: Good question! Some medications can taste awful. Many pharmacies have flavorings that they can add to liquid medication to disguise the taste. Another option is to chew cinnamon gum after taking the medication. ...Read more

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When I cough it tastes of iron sometimes what isit?

When I cough it tastes of iron sometimes what isit?

Iron taste in cough: Likely you are tasting iron. When you cough a lot you irritate the tissue and get a bit of bleeding, Blood and myoglobin in muscles contains iron, it is the component of hemoglobin in our red blood cells that attaches to oxygen so you are tasting iron. That is why for many people when anemic they take iron supplements. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to somehow block out the taste of cough syrup?

Can there be a way to somehow block out the taste of cough syrup?

Blockyour nose: If you pinch your nose shut during the actual ingestion of the cough syrup it may help dull the taste. Otherwise, chase it with something like chocolate milk, grape juice or solid tasty things like skittles of m&m's. ...Read more

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I have cough and cold for 2 weeks. I can't eat well because I don't have taste at all for 2weeks. What should I do?

I have cough and cold for 2 weeks. I can't eat well because I don't have taste at all for 2weeks. What should I do?

See a physician: If you are ill and, it sounds like you need treatment, then the next step is to go see your physician. ...Read more

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When I cough I get a metal taste I'm a smoker what does this mean?

When I cough I get a metal taste I'm a smoker what does this mean?

Consider trying: Clinical hypnosis to help you quit smoking. Contact a psychologist trained in hypnosis. ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Need more info: What is your idea of "taste of blood", if it is just salty taste, it may be due to mucus. If you see blood in your sputum, or if the cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I can taste blood when I cough. What could it be?

I can taste blood when I cough. What could it be?

Sources...: Sources of coughing blood include mouth, post-nasal drip with blood draining into the back of your mouth and blood in the lung airways. You should be evaluated by your doctor to be sure there is no bleeding and to treat it if there is bleeding. Certain medications can cause abnormal tastes and your doctor can evaluate this as well. If you are smoking, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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How do I make codiclear cough syrup taste better for my daughter so she can handle taking it?

Use only if helpful: Many syrups have a pretty noxious taste. Codiclear has Guaifenesin (an expectorant) and hydrocodone (an opiate). It is unclear how helpful these medications are in children. The second ingredient may help your child sleep. For a medication like this, which is designed to prevent symptomatic relief, I always ask parents- is the treatment (e.g. Giving the med) worse than the symptom (e.g. Cough)? ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood, sometimes when I cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared. .

Why can I taste blood, sometimes when I cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared. .

Coughing Blood: It's not unusual to cough up small amounts of blood during a severe URI - bronchitis. Some coughs need treament with antibiotics.
If it persists see your doctor - especially if you smoke. ...Read more

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When I cough in the morning, my mucus taste metallic after I had bronchitis and taken the medication. How do I treat it?

When I cough in the morning, my mucus taste metallic after I had bronchitis and taken the medication. How do I treat it?

Finish the meds!: Unfortunately, some medications especially macrolides called biaxin (clarithromycin) is very notorious for the metalliic after taste, some of my patients hate me for prescribing such... But it is very potent antibiotics that gets the job done! Hope you feel better! Regards! ...Read more