Headache And Metallic Taste In Mouth

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These symptoms are not likely related. Metallic taste in the mouth is often due to medication side effects, poor oral hygiene, sinus infections, and acid reflux. Rarely, people can have an overload of copper or iron in their bodies, which can lead to a metallic taste in the mouth. A history of radiation therapy to the head or neck region is also associated with altered taste, including metallic taste in the mouth. Headaches are common in people who are sick with meningitis, or infection of the lining of the spinal cord and brain. Some people with meningitis will also have an altered sense of taste.

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:

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