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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.
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