Bad Taste In Mouth, Coated Or Furry Tongue, Metallic Taste In Mouth And White Patches On Tongue

Reviewed on 10/9/2020

Infections that affect the mouth can cause changes in the appearance of the tongue and a sensation of a bad or altered taste within the mouth. Changes in taste sensation can also be a side effect of certain medications you may be taking. Be sure to contact your doctor to discuss any unusual or concerning symptoms that do not go away.

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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