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What causes metallic taste in mouth and weird odour from house giving headache?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: Hi, Had a mold problem in our house I thought it was corrected, however, I have this metallic taste in my mouth, the odor I smell actually gets down in my throat and chokes me, this odor gives me headaches, I can not pinpoint the odor or describe what it smells like, please help me
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
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Hello and welcome

Your concern is appreciated

Your complaints can be divided into two one is metallic taste and the other is that odour that you are having problem with.
Metallic taste in mouth can be caused by number of reasons like poor oral hygiene resulting in gingivitis periodontitis and other tooth infections
Prescription drugs like tetracycline lithium allopurinol can cause it medicine which causes dry mouth can also be the culprit like antidepressants
Multivitamins may be the reason for it and many other chemicals like lead or mercury
Infections like flu, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis or nasal polyps can change sens of taste
Dementia can also cause taste abnormalities
The odour you are having problem with can be actual ordour of something in your house if its reported by other people too but if its only you feeling it then it may be condition called phantosmia
Olfactory hallucintions
Smell is unique unpleasant spoiling taste of food or drink taken, there are wide range of causes like nasal infection ( sinusitis) nasal polyps migrain with aura
Dental problems certain chemicals and radiations neurologic causes include epilepsy Parkinson's disease ir Alzheimer's disease
Stroke head injury or brain tumor.

Investigation includes detail examination of oral cavity and nasal cavity nasal endoscopy MRI or ct scan

You can wash your nose with saline solution can try nasal drops and spray conatining steroids or anesthetic

You can discus all this with your doctor
please consultyour doctor before taking any further course of action

Wishing you best of health

hope it helps

Thanks
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What causes metallic taste in mouth and weird odour from house giving headache?

Brief Answer: Explained in detail Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome Your concern is appreciated Your complaints can be divided into two one is metallic taste and the other is that odour that you are having problem with. Metallic taste in mouth can be caused by number of reasons like poor oral hygiene resulting in gingivitis periodontitis and other tooth infections Prescription drugs like tetracycline lithium allopurinol can cause it medicine which causes dry mouth can also be the culprit like antidepressants Multivitamins may be the reason for it and many other chemicals like lead or mercury Infections like flu, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis or nasal polyps can change sens of taste Dementia can also cause taste abnormalities The odour you are having problem with can be actual ordour of something in your house if its reported by other people too but if its only you feeling it then it may be condition called phantosmia Olfactory hallucintions Smell is unique unpleasant spoiling taste of food or drink taken, there are wide range of causes like nasal infection ( sinusitis) nasal polyps migrain with aura Dental problems certain chemicals and radiations neurologic causes include epilepsy Parkinson's disease ir Alzheimer's disease Stroke head injury or brain tumor. Investigation includes detail examination of oral cavity and nasal cavity nasal endoscopy MRI or ct scan You can wash your nose with saline solution can try nasal drops and spray conatining steroids or anesthetic You can discus all this with your doctor please consultyour doctor before taking any further course of action Wishing you best of health hope it helps Thanks