Bad Taste In Mouth, Bitter Almond Odor On Breath, Hoarse Voice And Increased Thirst

Reviewed on 5/13/2022

A bitter almond odor on the breath has been described in relation to cyanide poisoning. If cyanide poisoning is suspected, seek immediate medical attention. A bad taste in the mouth or hoarse voice can come from infections of the mouth or throat as well as sinus infections. Increased thirst is often a sign of poorly controlled diabetes but could also be related to simple dehydration. Because these symptoms can be related to many different conditions, it is important to discuss all your symptoms with your doctor to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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