Metallic taste is a taste disorder medically known as dysgeusia. It is an abnormal or impaired sense of taste, or an unpleasant alteration of taste sensation and is usually described as a persistent metallic, sour, or bitter taste in the mouth. This temporary unpleasant taste in the mouth often happens after eating pungent foods like onions, garlic or certain kinds of fish. If an altered taste continues it may be a sign of a taste disorder.
There are many medical and non-medical conditions that can cause metallic taste. Here are some of the common causes:
To mask the unpleasant taste associated with dysgeusia patients often choose to eat saltier and overly sweet foods. This increased intake of sodium and sugar can cause complications and a negative impact on one’s overall health. One study showed that some patients may also start drinking more water, creating the risk of polyuria among the elderly community.
In many cases, metallic taste may take a long time to go away or may be caused by a patient’s medication. To alleviate symptoms, patients can take a metallic taste oral rinse, called MetaQil.
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.
MetaQil Metallic Taste Oral Rinse contains essential oils that are scientifically proven to comfort taste disorders. These ingredients mask metallic taste, bitterness and other unpleasant tastes within the mouth.
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.
All ingredients in MetaQil are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS-listed) by the FDA.
Dysgeusia is often accompanied by dry mouth symptoms, also known as xerostomia. Lubricity is another product produced by YFS Pharma that can alleviate dry mouth symptoms. Lubricity is the only over-the-counter Dry Mouth Spray that contains hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient. Learn more about Lubricity and Xerostomia.
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