Bad Taste In Mouth And Cough

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Pus from an infection in your respiratory tract -- from your lungs to your throat, nose, or mouth -- can cause cough and a yucky taste. So can acid reflux, which is one of the most common causes of cough. You can regurgitate food with reflux, and that smells bad. Certain medications can cause a bad taste, but it is rare to have the medication cause both a bad taste and a cough, unless you are taking the medication to treat the cough!

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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