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Horrible taste in back of throat after drinking any liquids.

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  • Posted By: CPFeimster
  • April 26, 2013
  • 05:06 AM

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that every time I drink anything, including water, I get a vile taste in the back of my mouth. I don't really have a solidified way of describing it, but it's the most unpleasant taste I've ever experienced. I keep describing it as "rot." It's mildly brought on by eating, but drinking really brings it out. When it happens, it dies down after a few seconds so it doesn't really "linger."

I went to my campus' health services center and before even getting tests done, the doctor was certain I had Thrush (later confirmed after checking me out; "it's definitely Thrush"). I looked up the symptoms of Thrush and I have none of them beside the horrid taste and what kind of seems like mild discoloration of the back of my tongue. So I was prescribed with a swish-and-swallow medicine to take four times a day for seven days. I'm four days in and if anything, I think the taste has gotten worse. In fact, as I type this, I realize that I'm tasting it without having had anything to eat or drink. The medicine hasn't helped at all. I'm wondering what this really could be. And if it is a mild form of Thrush, how can I effectively get rid of it?

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  • I do not know what your taste exactly tastes like. But I do know that spinal chord fluid can leak and you would have a strange taste in your mouth and it is serious. I think that is a more metalic type taste but have never tasted it either so cannot describe. Have you had any injuries? I would see your doc or an otolaryngologist or neuro doc, depending on what the taste is like. good like and let us know what happens
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