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Question: Everything tastes salty. Why?

psmadden - Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:14 am

For the past few months, I've noticed that almost everything I eat tastes salty - even ice cream! Normally-salty foods taste unbearably salty. What could be causing this? I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, so maybe I'm not getting enough B12??? :?

Many thanks,
Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:45 am

The salty taste you are experiencing could be due to many causes. It could be that you are dehydrated especially if you are taking a medicine such as a Diuretic, or drinking too much cafienated drinks (coffee, coke.. etc). Alcohol also has Diuretic properties.

Other causes include infection in the mucosa of the mouth or a post-nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis. If you have an increased production of tears this could be a very rare cause. An even rarer cause is due to brain lesions such as a new Epileptic lesion, brain tumor or a migraine.

If you are not dehydrated and do not have sinusitis then you should seek an appointment with your physician.
Dr. Tamer Fouad - Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:12 am

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