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Im 52, reasonably healthy, non smoker.

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I''m 52, reasonably healthy, non smoker. Recently my sense of taste has changed. I taste metal at the back of my tongue. It''s there constantly and makes things like red wine undrinkable. Any ideas what this might be??

Hello,

I want to get some more detail information about your problem,

How long the problem is there ?

Do you have tooth problem / sinus / acidity or any other disease?

Do you take any other medicine?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Dr.D. Saha's Post: I've had a metal taste in my mouth for about a week. I don't take any medication. I have a heart murmur which is checked every year and is never fussed over. 2 months ago I felt pressure on my chest and spent a day in hospital where the did a full investigation and discovered nothing. My teeth are fine.
Thank you for the information.

The metallic taste or impaired taste is known as Dysgeusia.

The causes of metallic taste in the mouth are

Sinus or nose, tooth infection, flu, common cold, dry mouth

Heart burn, reflux

Any continued exposure to any metal like selenium, mercury, lead, copper etc.

Some drugs like metronidazile or many others also can cause metallic taste in mouth.

You can read for more information in the Link.

If you do not feel any predisposing factor, then you should be checked by doctor to examine you to find out the cause.

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