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What Causes Metalic And Sour Taste In Mouth?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: I have a sour taste in my mouth, what could that be? Im not on any meds. I take birth control, vitamin c and vitamin e..
Its not metallic taste, its sour taste.
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Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Exclude gastroesophagal reflux disease, mouth exam,

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

Do you also have any abdominal or chest pain? Any past history of gastritis or peptic ulcer disease?

The commonest cause of sour taste in the mouth is gastro esophagal reflux disease (RGO).

When stomach fluid happens to run back to the mouth, the taste of saliva is perceived as sour.

You can consut your doctor for a clinical review and a simple pH test (check for acidity).

If confirmed , treatment is simple by elevating your bed, avoiding caffeine (chocolates and coffee) and taking drugs like Omeprazole (or other proton pump inhibitors) for a week or two. Avoid food that irritate stomach like pepper and spices. eat regularly and in small quantities.

Kind regards,

Dr Bain
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (25 minutes later)
Thank you, you are very thorough. I eat an excessive amount of hot sauce of all colors..
And extremely hot.. I have a history of hpylori and i always test positve for it.. I surely will stay off the spicy foods.
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Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (29 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Healthy diet, exercise and avoid spicies as much as possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the update,

Hope all goes on when for you and kind regards.

Do not hesitate coming back in case of an opinion.

Kind regards,

Dr Bain

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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What Causes Metalic And Sour Taste In Mouth?

Brief Answer: Exclude gastroesophagal reflux disease, mouth exam, Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for the query, Do you also have any abdominal or chest pain? Any past history of gastritis or peptic ulcer disease? The commonest cause of sour taste in the mouth is gastro esophagal reflux disease (RGO). When stomach fluid happens to run back to the mouth, the taste of saliva is perceived as sour. You can consut your doctor for a clinical review and a simple pH test (check for acidity). If confirmed , treatment is simple by elevating your bed, avoiding caffeine (chocolates and coffee) and taking drugs like Omeprazole (or other proton pump inhibitors) for a week or two. Avoid food that irritate stomach like pepper and spices. eat regularly and in small quantities. Kind regards, Dr Bain