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Why do I have a metallic taste in my mouth when i cough?

Side effect? : Antibiotics, antifungals, thyroid meds, high blood pressure meds and lithium are known for creating metallic taste in mouth. Contact your pharmacist or doctor. If you are being treated for periodontal disease as using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) try drinking orange juice. If it continues see you doctor to rule out illness. ...Read more

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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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Sometimes when I'm sick my uvula sticks to my tongue and I gag or it just feels like there's something in my throat. Why does this happen?

Sometimes when I'm sick my uvula sticks to my tongue and I gag or it just feels like there's something in my throat. Why does this happen?

Uvula: You may have a large uvula Or a sensitive gag reflex or both. Do u snore? Some times it will flap in the wind as you sleep, have your dr look and tell team about your worries. You can google large uvula and look at images to see if one matches yours. Some Picts may make u gag! ;-) ...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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Why do I get a metal like taste in my mouth? Its really strong after i brush my teeth?

Why do I get a metal like taste in my mouth? Its really strong after i brush my teeth?

Dysgeusia: There are several reasons or factors that could alter the sense of taste or what we call dysgeusia . It could be the result of hormonal imbalance , using certain vitamins , having cold , sinus infection or candida infection .You could counter that feeling by consuming citrus juices like lemonade or consuming food marinated in vinegar . If that feeling persists please see your dr. ...Read more

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Why is it that whenever i cough or sneeze my brain would hurt? And whenever i swallow my saliva my throat hurts too .

Why is it that whenever i cough or sneeze my brain would hurt? And whenever i swallow my saliva my throat hurts too .

Sinus?: Sounds like you either have allergies or a upper respiratory infection. If you are sneezing & congested it's likely the sinus pressure is making your "brain" hurt. Allergies and uri's can also directly cause throat inflammation or lead to inflammation from post-nasal drainage or mouth breathing. If your headaches are worse then you've experienced before or worsening you need to be seen asap. ...Read more

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When I do the swallowing reflex i taste a bad smelly taste in my throat?

When I do the swallowing reflex i taste a bad smelly taste in my throat?

Possibly tonsils: You could have crud in your tonsils that smells and tastes bad. Try gargling with listerine a couple of times a day. If it continues see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth. its an everyday thing too.

I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth. its an everyday thing too.

Bad breath: Bleeding, foul odor, excess mucus may be interrelated. To eliminate your symptoms you need a Dentist to help you find the cause, or causes, and select the appropriate treatment. If gums infected may need Periodontist. If sinus/throat infected may need ENT. But start w Dentist, and start now, before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more

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After i workout excessively my tongue tastes funny like an acidity why's that?

After i workout excessively my tongue tastes funny like an acidity why's that?

Reflux of acid: You may be having reflux of acid from your stomach. See your doctor and get tested for the H. pylori infection in your stomach. ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

Post nasal drainage?: These symptoms of tasting blood and mucus when swallowing and bad breath can be caused by a viral infection of the throat (pharyngitis). They can also be caused by post-nasal drainage (PND). PND can be caused by allergies or an infection. Try OTC allergy meds like a steroid nose spray and an oral antihistamine. If not helping, see doc. ...Read more

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Why is it that everytime i blow my nose i can't taste or smell anything but something burnt?

Why is it that everytime i blow my nose i can't taste or smell anything but something burnt?

Recent cold?: Sometimes a cold or viral infection of the nose can cause temporary changes in the function of your nose and sense of smell. This is usually temporary but if you are having other symptoms such as yellow mucous or cough you should see your doctor. If this persists for more than a few days consider seeing an ear nose and throat doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my throat hurt when I swallow and it feels like I have mucus whenever I swallow ?

Why does my throat hurt when I swallow and it feels like I have mucus whenever I swallow ?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Why does my mouth taste like butter? I have brushed my teeth and used mouthwash also has me me vomit.

Why does my mouth taste like butter? I have brushed my teeth and used mouthwash also has me me vomit.

Prof cleaning\exam: I know what butter tastes & feels like but not sure what you are trying to express. If you mean that your mouth doesn't feel clean, then i would suggest you see your dentist who can personally examine you and see what's going on. You should be brushing and flossing & using a tongue scraper. Rinses may be helpful but are not necessary. See your dentist for a professional cleaning and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my throat hurt when I breathe in perfume?

Why does my throat hurt when I breathe in perfume?

Perfume: Allergy or reaction to alcohol or other chemical in perfume. Mucosal irritation or reaction. to Aerosolized substance. Check the ingredients. ...Read more

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Why does everything i eat taste strange when I have a cold or the flu?

Why does everything i eat taste strange when I have a cold or the flu?

See below: This is due to the fact that you have inflammation in the area where your sense of smell and taste arise and thus the perceptions can be altered due to the inflammation during the illness. It should resolve after the illness is gone. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like I am congested with air? Everytime i swallow it feels like in swallowing thick salavia and air.

Why does it feel like I am congested with air? Everytime i swallow it feels like in swallowing thick salavia and air.

Post nasal drip: You may have post nasal drip which can result from acid reflux and also from nasal allergies, see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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