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Why do i always have a metallic taste in my mouth, what does it come from

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A metallic taste in the mouth can be caused by infections of the mouth or teeth, skin conditions that affect the mucous membranes in the mouth such as lichen planus, or other problems, such as Crohn's disease.

A metallic taste also may be caused by a substance present in the mouth. Medicines that are chewed, rather than swallowed, may cause a temporary metallic taste at the back of the tongue. Other medicines, such as Flagyl, tetracycline, penicillamine, Biaxin, ethambutol, biguanides, or allopurinol, can cause a metallic taste because they get into the mouth through salivary secretions or directly from the blood.

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The most common reason that can cause metal taste in the mouth is due to stress. When people get stressed, they lose zinc and a zinc deficiency can cause too much copper to build. This happens particularly if a person's diet is very rich in copper. Visit steadyhealth.com for more details.

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Pkioko is correct ^^^, and while it doesn't apply to you it can also be a sign of pregnancy.

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very tru
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u rite about it
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I experienced this in the latter stages of pregnancy - I put it down to maybe low calcium levels. Since then I have realised I'm lactose intolerant, so I haven't had any calcium from milk products for 10 years. I take calcium supplements from time to time, but that metallic-strong mint taste has started to occur again. Calcium tablets aren't clearing it so I think maybe it must be zinc. The famous naturopath Jan De Vries recommends everyone over 40 should consider supplementing their zinc levels.
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