How to clear the bitter taste present in my mouth?

Q. I have a flat bitter taste in my mouth for a month. What is the reason of having it?

Answered by
Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 31, 2021 and last reviewed on: Jul 10, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a 27-year-old male with a weight of 198 pounds and a height of five feet nine inches. I exercise weekly. I usually eat healthy green vegetables and fruits everyday mixed with meats. I eat junk foods occasionally on weekends. I usually drink coffee and water in the morning. I have a flat bitter taste in the mouth for a month now. It started as a soapy taste after drinking coffee. I consulted two dentists and cleaning my mouth. I do not have gum issues. I have tried changing my toothbrushes. I have tried gargling my mouth with apple cider vinegar, salt water, and baking soda. Can I have it due to dust? I have construction work in my house. I have an odd taste after drinking water. I do not smoke or drink. I was given nasal spray as I had a nasal blockage. I read that certain steroid nasal sprays can kill bacteria in the mouth. Please suggest.



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Change in taste can occur due to infection affecting the nose, throat, or sinuses. In your cases, it looks like a nasal polyp or any growth in the nasal passage as you had mentioned that you had a nasal blockage. I suggest you visit an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist and have a complete examination. Polypectomy is a procedure done to remove a polyp. This can be done if it is there or it can be managed according to the condition. I suggest you avoid dust, smoke, and always cover your mouth and nose while going out. Drink more water and consult an ENT specialist soon. You can take capsule B complex (multivitamin tablet) once daily for fifteen days and capsule Florajen (Lactobacillus acidophilus) or any other probiotic once daily for ten days. Thank you.

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