Strange Smell Or Taste, Unusual Taste In Mouth And White Patches On Tongue

Reviewed on 8/10/2022

White patches on the tongue are often indicative of oral thrush, or yeast infection. A strange smell or taste or an unusual taste in the mouth can occur with upper respiratory infections including sinus infections. These symptoms can also be related to a medication reaction or side effect. It is important not to stop taking any prescribed medications without the advice of a doctor. Discuss any concerning symptoms with a health care provider.

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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