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Saturday, November 22, 2008 mar, Community Member, asks

Q: bad..metal, salty taste in mouth for years

have bad metal, salty taste in mouth for years..Dr's cannot find anything wrong..

last few months very bad...cannot eat and loosing weight...try to force food, but most of the time i gag because of the taste...can anyone help...i am female and 84 years old

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edawg, Community Member
12/10/08 4:10pm

could be acid-reflux, your body produces salty saliva to control the acid reflux during the day, but at night it can act up when your asleep. It can also be a postnasal drip from allergies or infection or inflamation in the nose. Could be excessive tear production draining through your sinus passages. Or could be a brain tumor that is putting your sense of taste out of wack.

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By mar, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 11/22/08