• Metal taste in mouth

    Asked by toml on Monday, January 2, 2012

    Metal taste in mouth

    I've had 2 Mri with contrast and a bone scan with the radioactive dye in the last few weeks. In the last week I have an aluminum tastes in my mouth. The doctor said it is a side affect of so much contrast and it will go away soon. Anyone else experienced this and how long does it last.

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    • barejerr813's Avatar
      barejerr813

      if you have a cast iron stomach. mexican food, was always good getting rid of that taste in your mouth. then again you'll need dairy to get rid of the burn.

      i get what i call lung cancer funk taste in my mouth, atomic fireballs are good to kill taste.. you can buy them at sams club.

      even saline has it own special taste. i have always tasted the contast taste after a ct scan or mri, even the PeTscan contrast is a bit, funky tasting.

      over 9 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I too get that yucky metallic taste, but more so from chemo than from the MRIs and cat scans I have had. It usually is very noticable for several days each chemo cycle. It gets better, but really isn't completely gone. What has worked best for me is sugarless hard candy, particularly butterscotch. For some reason, it masks the taste better than fruit flavored candies.

      over 9 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar
      susie81610

      Hi
      Try sucking on sour candies also they seem to help me. I also taste everything they put into my port. Also when having the test done if possible suck on the candy also that will keep the taste from starting.
      Good Luck
      Susie

      over 9 years ago

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