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Metal taste in mouth, rescued dog having tape worms. Due to parasite?

I ve been having a metal taste in my mouth for about 6 months now....about 9 months ago we got a rescued dog which ended up having tape worms 6 feet long plus some other type of worm. The treatment took 3 - 4 months to clear up the dog....could I have gotten some sort of parasite? I taste metal and do not cook or eat with any metal and use foods not from metal containers.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Thanks for the query

The most common cause for metallic taste in the mouth is anti biotic therapy and iron therapy since you did not give any history of taking these I will assume you are not on them.
The second most common cause for metallic taste in the mouth is Vit b 12 and Zinc deficiency. Please approach a physician and get your Vit b12 levels tested.

It is quite possible that you are infected with tape worms too since you were in close contact with a dog who had tape worm infestation. Please reach out to a physician and de worm yourself.

Answered: Wed, 2 Oct 2013
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