Fruity Odor On Breath, Metallic Taste In Mouth And Unusual Taste In Mouth

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These symptoms occur with several medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis or medication side effects. Having fruity-smelling breath can be a warning sign of ketoacidosis, which can occur in diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. If you have diabetes or you are at risk for diabetes and notice a fruity breath odor, seek medical care. People with diabetic ketoacidosis require treatment in a hospital. Alteration in the sense of taste can be a side effect of certain medications. If you have started a new medication and think that the alteration in taste could be related, consult with your doctor.

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.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors