What is causing this gross taste in my mouth?
March 30, 2009 1:58 PM Subscribe
What is causing this gross taste in my mouth? Possibly distasteful details inside.
posted by heavenstobetsy to health & fitness (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For the past 3 days I've had a really gross taste in my mouth. I don't really know what it tastes like other than disgusting. I brush 2x daily, floss daily, and can't find anything in my mouth which may be infected. It's almost as if it's coming from my throat. For example, if I exhale with my mouth closed (if that makes sense?) that is when it tastes the worst. Apparently my breath does not smell. So there's that too. Some factors to possibly consider:
- I am just 2 weeks smoke-free
- I had a pretty bad cold 2 weeks ago, MOST symptoms are gone but I am still a LITTLE congested.
I tend to think this doesn't warrant a visit to the doctor, though if it doesn't clear up soon, I will be making an appointment. I'm not in any pain obviously, but it is annoying/gross.
What might this be? Or alternatively, can I get rid of this myself? Mouthwash and gum masks it only temporarily.