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What would cause a metallic taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Metallic taste

A metallic taste in the mouth can be due to a variety of causes including medications, dental/gum problems, poor oral hygiene, mouth breathing, dry mouth, dehydration, common cold, upper respiratory infection, aging, and neurological disorders.
In many cases, the metallic taste will disappear on its own when the underlying condition, such as an upper respiratory infection, is resolved.

In brief: Metallic taste

A metallic taste in the mouth can be due to a variety of causes including medications, dental/gum problems, poor oral hygiene, mouth breathing, dry mouth, dehydration, common cold, upper respiratory infection, aging, and neurological disorders.
In many cases, the metallic taste will disappear on its own when the underlying condition, such as an upper respiratory infection, is resolved.
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry

In brief: Several causes

A metallic taste can be due to many factors.
But the most common causes of a metallic taste are: 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.

In brief: Several causes

A metallic taste can be due to many factors.
But the most common causes of a metallic taste are: 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.
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Meds?

Some meds, particularly biaxin, (clarithromycin) can cause a metallic taste.
Using an acidic juice like orange or lemon juice will fix it.

In brief: Meds?

Some meds, particularly biaxin, (clarithromycin) can cause a metallic taste.
Using an acidic juice like orange or lemon juice will fix it.
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