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Why do I have a dry cough and a metallic taste in my mouth?

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Have a metallic taste in mouth and dry cough? A concern? Social smoker.

Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


One of the very common cause of metallic taste and dry cough is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). So that needs to be ruled out. Despite that you are a social smoker, it helps in the problem, if smoking is quit.

Read the resource, which tells you about the detailed causes and what to do for the metallic taste:

Gum, teeth infections, oral cavity inflammation and medications are the other common causes for the metallic taste.

Seems to be not a big concern.

Please feel free to ask follow up questions.

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