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Get salty test in mouth. What is the reason behind it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I got the problem about salty test
User:doctor u there?
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:my tongue fills salty whole day
User:means I fill salty test whole day
User:why, this happening?
User:doctor u there?
Doctor:Since when is this happening?
User:last 1week
Doctor:Are you having nasal congestion, running nose or fever?
User:yes I have some cough problem now
Doctor:Do you have headaches or postnasal drip also?
User:postnasal means?
User:postnasal drip means?
Doctor:Do you feel some secretions are dribbling inside your throat?
Doctor:Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, sinusitis?
Doctor:Do you take any regular medicines?
Doctor:Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, sinusitis?
User:my fasting sugar always comes 97
Doctor:Do you take any regular medicines?
User:but this not the dibetic level right?
Doctor:Yes, it is not suggestive of diabetes.
User:no not any medication
Doctor:Let me explain to you.
Doctor:Salty sensation in the mouth can suggest
Doctor:1. Nasal problems
Doctor:2. Oral problems.
Doctor:Sometimes nasal condition such as sinus problems, nasal conditions can affect the sense of smell and s
User:ok, last week I had route canal for teeth
Doctor:as the nerves that are used for functions of smell and taste are related
Doctor:such nasal conditions can produce abnormal sensations such as salty mouth in the oral cavity.
User:and after route canal dentist gave me strong dose for medicine, because of that this problem starts
Doctor:Further in some nasal conditions there can be some very dribbling of secretions in the mouth can also produce such symptoms.
Doctor:Lastly some infections, medications and reduce hydration can lead to such problems too.
User:can u suggest me any medicine
Doctor:The treatment of condition is based on identifying the cause.
Doctor:The following measures can help you in treating this problem.
Doctor:1. If you feel your symptoms have started after using some medicines, you may stop it after discussing with your prescribing doctor.
Doctor:This will slowly stop this abnormal sensation.
User:I stopped this medicines
Doctor:Drugs like metronidazole can produce such abnormal sensation.
Doctor:If you have taken them, the symptoms would resolve slowly.
Doctor:2. Drink plenty of water to increase your hydration.
Doctor:This will help in increasing your salivary secretions which will reduce your symptoms.
User:I was taking AMPOXIN 500 for teeth problem
Doctor:3. Avoid hot and spicy food.
Doctor:Ampoxin is not known to cause such major problems, however I cannot completely rule it out.
Doctor:It was good that you have stopped it.
Doctor:So wait for a few more days and your symptoms should resolve.
User:or do I want check my sugar level
Doctor:If you develop any new symptoms such as nasal congestion, headaches, nose blockage, fever, facial pain or any swelling
Doctor:you will need to consult your doctor to check for infections.
Doctor:I do not feel your symptoms are related to high sugars.
Doctor:So do not worry.
Doctor:Have you followed what I have said?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Wish you a speedy recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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