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Posted by: Heavy | 2005/12/08

Heavy Metal

hi doc

for the last 3 weeks or so, i have had a metalic taste. it comes and goes and it started with it being mostly in the morning but for the last few days it happens in the afternoon as well. also, it doesn't happen everyday.

please tell me what would cause this very unpleasant taste and what i can possible do about it.

thanks

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Dear Heavy,
It could be because of an infection in a tooth, low grade tonsillitis or a chronic sinus post nasal drip. You could also have a liver problem. Best is to rinse your mouth with antiseptic, ensure that you have no infection in your mouth and throat area, and if you feel billous or have a tender liver, let your doctor check it out.

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