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What Causes Salty Lips?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: What are the top reasons (other than food/drink) which can cause salty lips/gums?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
A number of reasons

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but there are several reasons that can cause this salty taste.. these causes include:
1) dehydartion , this is the most common cause of salty mouth and can be easily corrected by drinking adequate amounts of water ( at least eight cups daily)
3) post nasal drip , which usually occur with cases of allergy and sinusitis .. post nasal drip especially if infected contains high concentration of salt and can lead to salty mouth
4) salivary glands infection which leads to the production of abnormal saliva with high levels of sodium and chloride in it
5) vitamin b12 and zinc difficiencies can lead to this salty taste of your mouth.
I hope you find this helpful. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Thank you. I will be seeing my internist next week and will address it.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
you are welcome , kind regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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What Causes Salty Lips?

Brief Answer: A number of reasons Detailed Answer: Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but there are several reasons that can cause this salty taste.. these causes include: 1) dehydartion , this is the most common cause of salty mouth and can be easily corrected by drinking adequate amounts of water ( at least eight cups daily) 3) post nasal drip , which usually occur with cases of allergy and sinusitis .. post nasal drip especially if infected contains high concentration of salt and can lead to salty mouth 4) salivary glands infection which leads to the production of abnormal saliva with high levels of sodium and chloride in it 5) vitamin b12 and zinc difficiencies can lead to this salty taste of your mouth. I hope you find this helpful. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion.