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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.

Greetings.

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:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003050.htm

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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