Taste alterations such as metallic taste (dysgeusia) can be caused by medications and supplements, cancer treatments, CNS disorders, injury to the nasal passages or brain, certain diseases etc.
It is common to experience temporary unpleasant taste in the mouth. It happens after eating some pungent foods like onions, garlic or certain fish. This temporary experience does not constitute the condition of metallic taste. When you deal with a persistent sensation of metallic, sour, or bitter taste in the mouth, you may have a disorder. The flavors of foods usually don’t affect this sensation. In fact, it can produce quite the opposite effect, making even your favorite meals taste unpleasant. Such a change in taste perception can make one avoid eating, which can often lead to malnutrition.
There are some strategies that help reduce the symptoms of metallic taste.
Try to avoid using metal silverware during mealtime. Metal spoons, forks and stainless steel bottles can make metallic taste sensation worse.
Reduce the consumption of foods that may taste metallic or bitter. Examples include red meat, coffee, or tea. Choose high-protein, mildly flavored foods, such as chicken, fish, dairy products, and eggs.
It is important to keep up good care habits when dealing with taste disorders. Brush your teeth frequently, use mouthwash and don’t forget to floss.
Lower temperature of foods may reduce the unpleasant taste sensation
It may help to chew sugar-free gum or use sour-tasting drops
If you are looking for instant relief from metallic taste, you may try MetaQil. It is an over-the-counter solution to persistent unpleasant tastes. It alleviates the symptoms metallic taste.
MetaQil Oral Rinse is first-of-its kind product that alleviates metallic taste in the mouth, providing long-lasting comfort and relief.
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MetaQil is the #1 solution for symptomatic relief of metallic taste. MetaQil’s scientifically designed formula alleviates metallic taste caused by chemotherapy, GERD, and a variety of medications. MetaQil gently cools the mouth and provides instant, long-lasting relief from metallic taste symptoms. It has a mild flavor and does not “sting” the mouth like an every-day mouthwash. Regular use of MetaQil can help patients return to healthy eating and adequate nutrient intake.
For best results, use approximately 5 ml (one teaspoon) of MetaQil®, rinse for 30 seconds, and spit out. MetaQil can be used on an as-needed basis. Use alone or after each time you brush your teeth
Important: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before using MetaQil. Do not use MetaQil if you are taking any medications that are contraindicated with the product. Please consult with your physician if you have any concerns regarding the use of this product. Keep out of reach of children.