What could be the reason for the metallic taste in my mouth?

3 answers | Last updated: Nov 17, 2016
Nishka asked...

I have had a metallic taste in my mouth for eight months now. I have previously slipped and fell on ice hitting my head quite severly. Could this be the reason for the taste and is there a cure?

Expert Answers

Please see your doctor to discuss this concern. There are several things that can cause a lingering taste or odor in the mouth including gum or dental conditions, medications, diet, eating habits, and intestinal conditions. It's possible your head injury played a role. You need to see a medical doctor for an examination and diagnosis. Don't leave this up to guess work.

Community Answers

Alex ander answered...

Often, pine nuts can cause this. In fact, it's now somewhat of a phenomenon: "Pine Mouth." I've had it several times and it can last for days, sometimes up to a week.

"But ever since last winter, an increasing number of people have fallen prey to a curious problem with them: pine mouth. That's when eating pine nuts leaves you with a metallic taste in your mouth that can last for weeks afterward, and make eating or drinking anything an unpleasant experience."

See more here: http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2009/05/got-pine-mouth.html

Transitionseldercare answered...

You should see an Oral Surgeon. It might be connected to dehydration, and the doctor can palpate your gums to detect if that is the problem.