Strange or Metallic Taste in Mouth

Posted on July 30th, 2008. Written by .

“Dysgeusia” is the medical term for a change in your sense of taste; usually you’ll get a sour or metallic taste that continues even when you’re not eating. Hormones, particularly estrogen, play a part in controlling the sense of taste. During pregnancy your hormone levels flutuate quite widely and thus your sense of taste may vary or change. Like nausea and morning sickness, it should diminish or disappear by the second trimester.

There are a few things you can do to combat this, acidic foods like citrus juice and lemonade and if your stomach can manage it, any food marinated in vinegar – like pickles! Also try brushing your tongue each time you brush your teeth and rinse with a weak salt or baking soda solution to neutralize the pH levels.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 at 12:35 pm and is filed under Early Pregnancy Symptoms.
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  1. A metallic taste is normal – you might be pregnant!
    During pregnancy your hormone levels fluctuate quite widely and thus your sense of taste may vary or change.
    Baby Dust!

  2. I’m 30 weeks pregnant and recently began having this metallic taste in my mouth. Is this normal? Or the sign of something serious? Thanks

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