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I have a very dry mouth with metallic taste, Help please

I recently had the respitory flu and bronchitas, i now have a very dry mouth with metallic taste, worse after i eat. Nothing helps. I have had this before on and off, now is constant. I also cannot smell anything or taste my food. I have been eating cardboard it tastes like for a month. No sense of smell or taste and i drink tons of water. My taste buds are all screwed up, salty tastes sweet, etc. Is this related? what can i do about this. This is really depressing me as its constantly a dessert in my mouth and its driving me crazy. My sinuses feel like they are draining. help
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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Hi Richelle,

This is indeed common following upper respiratory tract infection, you need to rehydrate yourself. Drink plenty of warm water and use saline nasal drops 3-4 times/day, to keep your nasal mucosa moist and hydrated. Also, take vitamins containing zinc. If the symptoms does not improve in a couple of days please consult your ENT specialist for a thorough nasal evaluation.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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