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Thanks for writing to the forum! Bitter taste in mouth is a common side effect of many medications. It could be due to infection of gums or cavities in teeth. It could also be an abnormal perception of bitter taste called dysgeusia. GERD and heart burn too cause metallic taste in mouth. Post nasal drip as in sinusitis, salivary glands infection,pharyngitis or strep infection too are common causes. Certain dentures and artificial tooth or filling of dental cavities too give a metallic taste. SjogrenБs syndrome and copper or lead toxicity are other possibilities. OK here are a few tips for you. Try them. They should help. Having citrus juices, lemonade and foods marinated in vinegar. They help in washing away the metallic taste by producing more saliva. Brush your teeth and your tongue with a tongue cleaner at least twice in a day and surely at bedtime. It will help in lessening the metallic taste. Vit C tablets, over the counter oral mouthwashes will help fight the taste. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted.

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Having a bitter taste in your mouth is often not a serious problem, but it can interfere with your daily life and affect your diet. As the name implies, causes a burning or scalding sensation in the mouth that can be very painful. These symptoms can occur in one part of the mouth or all over the mouth. It can also produce a feeling of dry mouth and a bitter or metallic taste. Burning mouth syndrome occurs in women and men, especially in women who are going through menopause and beyond. Sometimes burning mouth has no identifiable cause. Doctors suspect it may be due to damage to the nerves in the mouth. It may also be linked to underlying conditions or treatments for conditions like, cancer treatment, and hormonal changes during menopause. The female hormone estrogen, which fluctuates during pregnancy, can also alter taste buds. Many women report a bitter or in their mouths when theyвre pregnant. This usually resolves sometime later in the pregnancy or after giving birth. The feeling of, also known as xerostomia, can be caused by a decrease in salivary production or change in the makeup of saliva.

The decrease can happen for a number of reasons, including: aging certain medications an autoimmune disease, such as, which causes excessive dryness in the mouth and eyes tobacco smoking Without proper saliva production, taste can be altered. Things may taste more bitter, for example, or less salty. In addition, lack of saliva can make swallowing or speaking hard, and people with this condition might notice more and. Acid reflux, also called GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter weakens and allows food and stomach acid to move from your stomach upward back into the esophagus and mouth. The lower esophageal sphincter is a muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, which is the tube that takes food from the mouth to the stomach. Since this food contains digestive acid and enzymes, it can lead to a bitter taste in your mouth. Once your body has absorbed certain types of medication, remnants of the medication are excreted into the saliva. Additionally, if a medication or supplement has bitter or metallic elements, it can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. the antibiotic tetracycline lithium, which is used to treat some psychiatric disorders certain cardiac drugs vitamins and supplements that contain zinc, chromium, or copper When you have a cold, or other illness, your body naturally releases a protein made by different cells in the body to promote and mediate inflammation.

Itвs thought that this protein can also affect the taste buds, causing increased sensitivity to bitter tastes when youвre sick. Radiation and chemotherapy can irritate the taste buds, causing many things, including just water, to take on a metallic or bitter taste. While not an allergy, some people can have a reaction to pine nuts that leaves a bitter or metallic taste in the mouth about after ingesting the nuts. Scientists arenвt exactly sure why this happens, but they suspect it may have something to do with a contaminant, such as any of the chemicals used in the shelling process, a genetic predisposition, or the nutвs oil becoming rancid.

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