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Why do I taste in my mouth what ever I touch with my hands,

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metal, perfume, soap, dirt, etc....
why do I taste in my mouth what ever I touch with my hands, metal, perfume, soap, dirt, etc.
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Health
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Health Professional: DrOAB, Doctor (MD) replied 9 years ago
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DearCustomer

Please clarify:

I presume you don't mean that whatever you touch you physically put in your mouth to taste (please correct me if I am mistaken).

Do you actually have to touch to produce the taste sensation or does saying/thinking the name of the substance produce the taste?

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
No I actually do not put the items in my mouth, although that would make this question more interesting. You could blind fold me and place an item in my hand, and I would taste the item in my mouth. It happened to me along time ago, with cleaning products, like clorox, I though everyone did the same thing. Its gottne worse lately, seems like I can taste almost everything I touch. I've really noticed, metal, lotion,dirt or yuk off of grocery carts, any kind of cleaning products, like if perfume hits any part of my skin, I taste it. For along time I thought everyone could too, but I quess I was wrong. Decided to ask, and maybe see if it was some kind of dease or something. Thanks for your help, Jackie
Health Professional: DrOAB, Doctor (MD) replied 9 years ago

DearCustomer

With the situation you mentioned about blindfolding, you can be unaware of what is placed in your hand and correctly detect the taste of it?

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
that is right, weird huh? Good Luck, I hope you can find the answer
Health Professional: DrOAB, Doctor (MD) replied 9 years ago

DearCustomer

There is a condition called lexical-gustatory synesthesia, where saying a word can trigger the taste of it or a taste sensation (e.g., the word "blue" yields an "inky" taste), but in these cases, the person is fully aware of the object named.

Your "tactile-gustatory" talent borders more on psychometry, the ability to divine information from an object solely by touching or being near it. Very interesting! Anyone else in your family have this gift?

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
Not that I know of, know one I have talked to does. So its more in my mind than in the actual touch? Like when I think of someone they call me? Or when I even think of a movie from long ago, it appears on T.V. shortly after. I can also FEEL the feeling of a home when I drive by. I'm really not weird, but these things do happen. The hand thing is getting annoying now though. Seems like I have a weird taste all the time, even hand soap. By the way it taste gross. Thanks, Jackie
Health Professional: DrOAB, Doctor (MD) replied 9 years ago

DearCustomer

Pyschometry, and now you mention precognition, the ability to sense future events. Whether this talent is fantasy or reality, it all comes down to mental perception. I like to keep my mind open to all the possibilities!

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