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165308 tn?1323190145
Salty, dry taste in mouth
Hello everyone...I have been having this problem now for about 2 months...it isn't all the time, but it is ALOT!  I have an almost constant salty taste in my mouth and my mouth is very dry...yet at the same time, I feel like I have extra saliva in my mouth....it is driving me nuts!  My sister thinks it is sinuses...When I sleep (laying down) it goes away...When I wake up, I don't have it, but once I am up and about and talking a lot (I am a teacher) my mouth gets terrible!  It seems salty (or tinny....not sure)  with extra saliva, yet drying my mouth out....WHAT IS THIS?  SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
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657231 tn?1453836403
If it goes away when you lay down, but is around when you stand... and has that taste you describe, it may be a CSF leak. I would contact your doctor and get some of the fluid tested.
There are some home tests - a glucometer can be used if you have access as CSF has sugar while mucus does not or use a clean coffee filter and look at how the fluid acts on the filter - CSF spreads out in rings and mucus does not.
Still, you need to see a doctor.
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Thank you for your response.....
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