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Metallic taste


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Common causes of metallic taste include gum disease, certain medicines, cancer treatments, and colds, sinus infections and other airway problems.

How you get rid of a metallic taste depends on the cause. For example, if taking a certain medicine is causing it, changing medicine may help.

A metallic taste is not usually serious. It can have a number of possible causes, and how you get rid of it will depend on the cause.

Page last reviewed: 04/08/2023
Next review due: 04/08/2026