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    What causes metallic taste in the mouth?

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Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: I have a strong taste of metal and can smell something like lavender all the time.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 52 minutes later
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Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I would need to ask you if you have caught cold. Cold (also known as coryza) can lead to blocked nose and altered sense of smell, thus making you vulnerable to taste alterations. I would also need to ask if you are on any medicines. Certain medicines like metronidazole can lead to alteration of taste leading to a metallic taste in mouth. Also let me know how long this has been occurring.

I would await your response. Let me know if I could help further.

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