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

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At January 31, 2021
Reviewed AtJuly 10, 2023

Patient's Query

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.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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