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What causes metallic taste and ulcer in mouth with throat pain?

Hi I d like to consult you about problems I ve been having with my neck and mouth. For the last few days I ve had small mouth ulcers in my mouth; yesterday I started noticing a metallic taste and pain on the right side of my mouth/tongue, especially when I swallow. In the evening my throat started to ache (different from a standard sore throat). The symptoms have persisted today, and additionally I have two swollen areas on either side of the top of my neck, particularly prominent on the right hand side although not visible, which are painful to the touch. I suffer from fibromyalgia and coeliac disease, but have never experienced symptoms like this before (although I suffered from several bouts of acute sore throat / voice loss around a year ago). For the last 5 months I have also been suffering from unexplained sever headaches with a several day duration that occur at least once a fortnight. I m currently living overseas and medical consultation is expensive, so I was wondering if you had any ideas about what it could be or whether there is any medication that it is worth me tying before seeing a doctor s advice? Thanks, Heather
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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Hi,

I suggest you to take Azithromycin for 3 days. Do warm salt water gargle thrice daily, don't have any cold food stuffs, have only hot food stuffs, then do steam inhalation. Also, do tongue scraping with tongue scraper after brushing. Follow all these and see the difference. If after doing all these still pain persists, then meet a doctor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rohit S. Menon, Dentist
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What causes metallic taste and ulcer in mouth with throat pain?

Hi, I suggest you to take Azithromycin for 3 days. Do warm salt water gargle thrice daily, don t have any cold food stuffs, have only hot food stuffs, then do steam inhalation. Also, do tongue scraping with tongue scraper after brushing. Follow all these and see the difference. If after doing all these still pain persists, then meet a doctor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rohit S. Menon, Dentist