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bitter saliva
my saliva tastes bitter all the time
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144586 tn?1284669764
This usually from a chronic sinus infection.
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144586 tn?1284669764
Shyteen gave and excellent suggestion. Do it twice a day.
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351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Bitter taste in mouth is a common side effect of many medications. It could be due to infection of gums or cavities in teeth. It could also be an abnormal perception of bitter taste called dysgeusia. GERD and heart burn too cause metallic taste in mouth. Post nasal drip as in sinusitis, salivary glands infection, pharyngitis or strep infection too are common causes. Certain dentures and artificial tooth or filling of dental cavities too give a metallic taste. Sjogren’s syndrome and copper or lead toxicity are other possibilities.
OK here are a few tips for you. Try them. They should help. Have citrus juices, lemonade and foods marinated in vinegar. They help in washing away the metallic taste by producing more saliva. Brush your teeth and your tongue with a tongue cleaner at least twice in a day and surely at bedtime. It will help in lessening the metallic taste. Vit C tablets, over the counter oral mouthwashes will help fight the taste. Increase fibers in the diet. Eat fresh things like apples that are crunchy or rough things like popcorn scrapes the white debris off the tongue.I’ll be surprised if these tips do not help. If they don’t, you’ll have to see a doctor.  
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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Do you still have the problem?

Has anyone mentioned pine nuts?  Eating a certain variety (mine came from China, as others have reported) makes your saliva taste very bitter from about two days later for a week or so.

It happened to me once and I rather stupidly tested the nuts again, successfully runing every meal for the next week.  (It could be a good diet aid!)
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