Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a bad taste in my mouth - can't describe what it is…

Customer Question
I have a bad...

I have a bad taste in my mouth - can't describe what it is but food doesn't have much taste even if I use more salt and pepper. (and my stomach is upset most of the time. I don't seem to have any dental problems but have an appointment to rule out my teeth. I am female and 72 yrs. old.

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

Going on 3 weeks. No vomiting but I guess I do get up to the point of nausea. I have been using Zantac to curb that.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I was taking a medication - Terbinafine - for two mouths and quit taking it in case that was the problem, but that didn't solve it.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/13/2017
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago
DrRussMD
DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 65,673
Experience: Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
Verified

Hi.
Welcome to just answer. I am here to answer questions for education and information. I will respond shortly with an answer, or a question for you

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

OK, so you have described a situation medically.

What is your question for us about your situation?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What could be causing this?
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

There are many possible causes.

Before I give you a list, what type of doctor have you seen?

What tests have you had?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I haven't been to a doctor yet.
I wanted to rule out dental problems first.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I can't call you - I am at work.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

OK.

I did not suggest a call, that was site automation: I don't even do calls.

So dental problems are a cause.

As to other causes:

1. acid reflux.

2. Problems with smell. Smell affects taste: an ear nose and throat specialist would be needed.

3. Problems with only taste: ENT doctor would do taste testing. Problems with taste only can indicate neurological problems, from Parkinson's to heavy metal toxicity and B vitamin deficiencies.

4. Other more rare problems such as seizure disorder, which you don't have any indication of.

By in far, dental problems and acid reflux are the most common causes.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

Also, please click a positive rating on the rating scale. [This must be done manually on your page]. In fact, and this is most important for continued service, a 5 rating squares me with JustAnswer and allows me to provide prompt and accurate service to you, but does not increase your cost. And, I will be here for any follow up needed.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask DrRussMD Your Own Question
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 65,673
65,673 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

DrRussMD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

65,673 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
My wife secretes an abnormal amount of salt in her saliva
My wife secretes an abnormal amount of salt in her saliva which plays havoc with her food intake and is constantly spitting because if she swallows too much of her saliva it causes a burning in her st… read more
Doctor John MD
Doctor John MD
Urgent Care and Sports Medicine Doctor
Doctoral Degree
823 satisfied customers
Recently I have found that I get ill (vomiting, upset
Recently I have found that I get ill (vomiting, upset stomach) while sitting or standing. I am completely fine when lying down it is only when I am upright. … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
I have a had a sour taste in my mouth for about a month now
I have a had a sour taste in my mouth for about a month now with an upset stomach. What can this be? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,284 satisfied customers
I have developed a horrible taste in my mouth that is
I have developed a horrible taste in my mouth that is happening more frequently and lasting longer, this has been going on for 3 or 4 weeks. I have several problems, some have been with me for a lifet… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
Upset stomach since four days after eating lunch. Took pepto
Hi JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem? Customer: upset stomach since four days after eating lunch JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea? Customer: … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
Dr Oz how can I get help when I'm stuck I feel like my life
Dr Oz how can I get help when I'm stuck I feel like my life is wasting away my stomach is sick my mouth is sick and I feel like my life is slowly wasting away I worked all my life I became sick a lot … read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
65,673 satisfied customers
Taking nexium 40 mg twice daily for acid stomach, for 8
taking nexium 40 mg twice daily for acid stomach, for 8 days. have some discomfort at night with acidity, improving a little since the start. what foods should i stay away from and should i eat cracke… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,834 satisfied customers
I'm 34 female 120lbs. I have strange taste in my mouth most
I'm 34 female 120lbs. I have strange taste in my mouth most of the time accompanied by thirst and horrible breath. I brush my teeth all the time and it doesnt improve. Its not normal bad breath either… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Staff Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,230 satisfied customers
I had explosive vomitting on Monday, about 16 times., that
I had explosive vomitting on Monday, about 16 times., that ended late Mon. afternoon or early eve. I still have nausea and a heavy taste of bile in my saliva.......why?… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,771 satisfied customers
Metalic /sour taste plus nausea ,I do have Coeliac disease
metalic /sour taste plus nausea ,I do have Coeliac disease but do not have the taste problem,it is usually abdominal cramps,diarrhoea and nausea,I have been to the dentist no problems with my teeth or… read more
Dr. Hasan
Dr. Hasan
Consultant
Post-Doctoral Degree
3,629 satisfied customers
Monday i had severe belching that taste like eggs, bad gas
monday i had severe belching that taste like eggs, bad gas then had diarhea for 4 days. going from mild to moderate. along with upset stomach and cramps, mild headaches, lack of strength and tiredness… read more
Internist
Internist
Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,243 satisfied customers
I started throwing up grey vomit last night. What does this
I started throwing up grey vomit last night. What does this mean? I am 54 yrs. old, good heath. Also I had eated yesterday and had take some loritab for some dental work that I had. Thank you… read more
Internist
Internist
Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,243 satisfied customers
For the last couple of months my husband has an alkline
For the last couple of months my husband has an alkline smell and taste comming from his mouth (espically at night), a strange breathing feeling he can't discribe and some belly discomfort. Neither of… read more
Dr. Robert
Dr. Robert
Consultant
MBBS
6,222 satisfied customers
I have a constant taste of garlic in my mouth. Is this
I have a constant taste of garlic in my mouth. Is this indicative of any kind of serious medical or dental problem? And what can I do to solve it?… read more
Dr. R. Bora
Dr. R. Bora
Medical Internist / Senior Resident
Doctoral Degree
1,392 satisfied customers
I brush my teeth about 5 times a day and gargle but my mouth
i brush my teeth about 5 times a day and gargle but my mouth smells and taste like stool. it feels like its coming from the back of my thought… read more
dr.sehr
dr.sehr
Doctoral Degree
252 satisfied customers
I am now 54 yrs old. for the past 10 + yrs I have a very bad
I am now 54 yrs old. for the past 10 + yrs I have a very bad taste in my mouth whenever my mouth is closed for > 30 - 60 min and persists until I eat. I would describe it as "acrid". My mouth does … read more
Ken
Ken
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,285 satisfied customers
My mother is complaining of these symptoms, great fatigue,
My mother is complaining of these symptoms, great fatigue, whitecoating on tongue, low grade fever off and on, stomach upset, indigestion, bloating, and a feeling like something is stuch in her throat… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,771 satisfied customers
I was taking Cephalexin for an infected tooth Took all, but
I was taking Cephalexin for an infected tooth Took all, but since I have stop taking I have a lead or metal taste that upsets my stomach. This has been going on for a week. Is this caused by the bad t… read more
Cosmetic Doctor
Cosmetic Doctor
Private practice
Doctoral Degree
654 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x