Mouth tastes like milk and sometimes flour

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  1. muffinman macrumors 6502

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    For about 4-5 days, my mouth has been tasting initially like flour and now it has a lactose-ish, milk-y taste. I have been drinking the same amount of water as usual, and nothing has really changed in my lifestyle.

    Does anyone else has this? Any suggestions how to get rid of it?

    Edit: The roof of my mouth is sore and the edges of my lips are cracked.
     
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  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you're turning into a muffin? :)
     
  4. muffinman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I feel some negative vibes against me and my baker/muffin brethern. ;)

    But honestly, will someone answer the question?
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds rather odd, have you contacted your family physician? :eek: :)
     
  6. MajereXYU macrumors regular

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    You may have a bacterial infection. Pull out your tongue in front of a mirror and press down on it with a finger and try to see the back of your throat. If you see white or yellow spots, you have an infection.

    If it is the case, you can buy a kind of antibacterial mouth wash that will maybe take care of it.
     
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  8. muffinman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. It can't be. No white splotches.
     
  9. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    probably is a bacterial infection. I'd see a doctor. Mouthwash is ok as a disinfectant, but the alcohol in there can kind of exacerbate the problem with the chapped lips, etc.

    it's no big. 10 days worth of Amoxil and you'll be rid of it.
     
  10. muffinman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe.

    Could it be that my mouth is secreting too much lactoferrin or other substance?
     
  11. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Any stress? Sometimes the body just gets out of sync. Keep drinking the water, keep exercising, scrape your tongue (an upside down spoon is the best way - yuck, I'm eating lunch as I type this :( ) and see a doctor if it persists, otherwise it may become an obsession. The doctor will probably just laugh, but at least you'll have asked.
     
  12. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I've heard that intense gamma radiation can cause weird sensations, including weird tastes in your mouth. Do you live near a nuclear power plant? Any recent hydrogen bomb tests nearby? I'd look into that before seeing your doctor.
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy will.

    All I found on Google was some homeopathic remedies for "mouth tastes like flour in the morning".

    Although I get the impression though that there would be some specific kind of tincture available to purchase to treat "Mouth tastes of ferret from 2 - 4 PM alternate Tuesdays" as well.
     
  14. dcv macrumors G3

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    Eat some eggs... maybe you'll taste pancakes... :p
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Brilliant!!!

    Except for making me inhale my Skittles! :eek:
     
  16. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    :confused:

    Perhaps some kind of diagram would clarify things... :D
     
  17. Queso macrumors G4

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    I agree with the bacterial infection diagnosis, although rather than seeing your Doctor, your Dentist would be a better bet.
     
  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Do you have any other symptoms apart from the odd taste and soreness/cracked lips?
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Why were you sniffing Skittles? :D
     
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    Did you recently kiss Salma "Salmonella" Hayek? :D

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  22. Lau Guest

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    Should I be as amused as I am that 6 out of the last 8 threads you started have been about odd ailments? :p I don't know, but I am. :D

    Agree that this might be one for the doctor or dentist...
     
  23. dcv macrumors G3

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    Are you eating properly? The cracked lips and weird taste thing could be indicative of some sort of vitamin or mineral deficiency, but I'm no expert...
     
  24. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    LOL :D, that was a good one.
     
  25. muffinman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you know that could be it. I took a Vitamin C tablet yesturday night, and in the morning today, i was fine. But then I drank some strawberry-banana smoothie, and it came back...
     

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