Foxxy Cook

Q:

I get a strange taste in my mouth sometimes. I can only describe it as being a metallic taste. Does this mean anything?

Amy Campbell

A:

Having a metallic taste in your mouth is actually fairly common, and can be due to a number of factors, such as gum disease; certain medications, like antibiotics, thyroid medication and some blood pressure medications; vitamin and dietary supplements; and smoking. Medical conditions, such as a sinus infection, allergies, kidney disorders, diabetes, nutrient deficiencies and other auto-immune conditions may also be the culprit. Talk to your healthcare provider about your symptoms so that he or she can determine the possible cause.

September 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm