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Salty Taste

(11 Posts)
Welshy Fri 30-Oct-20 18:42:20

Hi all, I've been having stomach problems for a while now but for the past few weeks I've been getting a salty taste in my mouth. Has anyone else experienced this.

ExD Fri 30-Oct-20 18:49:45

Only when I'm about to be sick. Would actually vomiting make you feel better do you think?
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Welshy Fri 30-Oct-20 18:56:39

Hi ExD ...I have been to my GP about my stomach problems. Waiting on bloods and urine test results. I mentioned the salty taste but she didn't say anything about it. Even just licking my lips I can taste it.

vampirequeen Fri 30-Oct-20 18:59:28

Are your gums OK? Bleeding gums can give you a salty taste in your mouth.

Welshy Fri 30-Oct-20 19:15:53

Hi vampirequeen .... Yes my gums seem OK.

Sarnia Fri 30-Oct-20 19:17:26

Dehydration can make your saliva taste salty.

Welshy Fri 30-Oct-20 19:37:33

Hi Sarnia, it could be as I don't think I drink enough some days. But odd it only now this past few weeks I've tasted it.

Cabbie21 Fri 30-Oct-20 19:46:37

Could the taste on your lips be from wearing a mask?

Welshy Fri 30-Oct-20 23:10:48

Cabbie21 .... No I don't think so. I don't go out that often to wear one.

Davidhs Sat 31-Oct-20 07:56:10

A change of taste or smell is one symptom of Covid 19 I have had it for months after illness, you might have had mild exposure to virus.
Or it could be just the start of reflux which is easily treated.

Welshy Sat 31-Oct-20 11:37:45

Hi Davidhs .... I hadn't thought of that and I have never been tested for it either.
But I do suffer with my stomach.