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Is it only your fingers that taste salty?
No, but it is saltyer on my fingers than on arms.
Okay, it is normal for your skin to taste salty due to sweat, but there may be some of the saline solution touching your hands while or after you rinse
could it have anything to do with my type 2 diabetes. that is controlled with Metformin and my numbers have been in normal range. I also take levethryoine for hypothyroidism. but I have noticed this just since the sinus surgery and using the sinus rinse. If I wash my hands, the salty taste goes away for a little while, then returns. I just retasted my arms and the do seem rather salty.
It is unlikely related to diabetes, it may be related to hypothyroidism, you may have an increased metabolic rate from levothyroxine
The usual cause is an increased metabolic rate, and that may be what you are experiencing
Are you there?
What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
heat intolerance,fine tremors, palpitations, increased appetite are common
I have had heat intolerance and fine tremors for years, but don't have the others.
You don't need to have all of the symptoms for it to be present
Ok, I guess I just need to see my doctor. Is this anything urgent? I will see her a couple of months.
This is not urgent if you don't have palpitations, may I ask when you had you last thyroid function tests?
About 3 months ago
Okay, that is sufficient
ok, but I still don't understand why my skin tastes salty.
It may be because of an elevated metabolic rate, which may be because of the surgery you just had (inflammation), it could be because of levothyroxine
The bot***** *****ne is it is either from the saline rinse, or it is from sweat
ok, thanks. I quess it will resolve itself or if not, I will be seeing my dr. in a couple of months. I just needed to know if it was something urgent or not, and it appears to be not.