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Qiana

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Qiana  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why is it that I can taste a metallic taste when drinking some water or ice, even certain food, but whoever is with me cannot taste anything out of the ordinary.  I think my husband is starting to think I'm crazy.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 30/09/2011 18:30:03 by _system »


 

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Why do I experience a metallic taste when eating or drinking?
« Reply #1 on: 06/10/2011 05:12:51 »
I think the "cement" used in one of your tooth fillings is beginning to loosen, and you're tasting fractured particles of a tooth filling beginning to dislodge. Fillings only last around 8 years before they need to eventually be replaced.
 

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Why do I experience a metallic taste when eating or drinking?
« Reply #2 on: 06/10/2011 05:37:26 »
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The alterations in the sense of taste, usually a metallic taste, and sometimes smell are the only symptoms. The duration of the symptoms of dysgeusia depends on the cause. If the alteration in the sense of taste is due to gum disease, dental plaque, a temporary medication*, or a short-term condition such as a cold, the dysgeusia should disappear once the cause is removed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysgeusia

* includes antibiotics
« Last Edit: 06/10/2011 05:39:17 by RD »
 

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