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Reasons for a Metallic Taste in the Mouth

7 Common Reasons for a Metallic Taste in the Mouth

Since we don’t normally chew on coins and nails, having a metallic taste in the mouth shouldn’t be normal. A metallic taste might be a cause of alarm when accompanied by other symptoms as it might indicate a severe condition such as diabetes, a liver problem or a kidney problem. However, these serious illnesses are rarely the reason for such a taste, the more common reasons are: 1. Respiratory Infections Although it is temporary, a weird taste may be caused by an upper respiratory infection such as sinusitis and colds. 2. Prescription Drugs Certain groups of medicine get absorbed by the body and enter the mouth through saliva giving a metallic taste. Examples include tetracycline, an antibiotic; lithium; and allopurinol, …

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