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 after eating some pungent foods like onions, garlic or certain fish. This temporary experience does not constitute the condition of metallic taste, which is usually described as a persistent sensation of unpleasant metallic or sour, bitter, and rancid taste in the mouth.

HOW TO GET RID OF METALLIC TASTE

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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.

    1. Don’t use metal utensils.

      Try to avoid using metal silverware during mealtime. Metal spoons, forks and stainless steel bottles can make metallic taste sensation worse.

    2. Be mindful of your food choices.

      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.

    3. Good oral hygiene.

      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.

    4. Eat it cold.

      Lower temperature of foods may reduce the unpleasant taste sensation

    5. Gum and drops

      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® Mouth Rinse

MetaQil mouth rinse alleviates metallic taste in the mouth, providing long-lasting comfort and relief.

While there currently is no permanent solution to eliminate metallic taste, MetaQil® has made it easier to temporarily alleviate it. The solution is safe, quick, and convenient to use.

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