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dry mouth, metallic taste and sore throat
Hi, For the last 5 months or so I have had this metallic taste in my mouth. I went to the Dentist and she said that everything looks great! No disease or bad oral problems at all. Now for the past two to three months I have had excessive saliva. Every time I talk it is always spewing out on the sides of my mouth. Nothing seems to make this go away. Now just recently I have a sore throat. I was wondering what these symptoms could be and I have noticed that each category has cancer listed under them. Can you help me out? I have no insurance and am wondering if I should get some for now to get this checked out. What do I have?
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Metallic taste in mouth with saliva dribbling with sore throat could be due to gastric reflux. Take a combination of medications like omeprazole and an antacid gel for complete relief.
Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bet at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you. You should  see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) or a physician for this if these tips reduce your symptoms.
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 (ruled out in your case). Sjogren’s syndrome (will cause dry mouth and not drooling of saliva) and copper or lead toxicity are other possibilities.
Whatever be the cause, it should be investigated. Discuss these possibilities with your PCP. Take care!

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