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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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extreme salty taste in the mouth

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extreme salty taste in the mouth
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. How long has this been going on and do you have any medical conditions? Any indigestion, heartburn, or sinus congestion?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

4 days no medical conditions on HRT only and how do you know if u have sinus problems

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Well sometimes all that may be there with sinus problems is some difficulty breathing through the nose and sometimes some nasal discharge. Usually a salty taste is from a sinus infection and sometimes from dehydration but in your case I think the problem is your sinuses. For now you can try a Neti pot or a saline nasal irrigation system but if this persists for longer than a week you should have your doctor check out your sinuses because it may be an infection for which you'd need antibiotics
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok what is a neti pot or saline irrigation system

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Both can be gotten over the counter at any pharmacy or chemist. Here are links to both
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

one thing I have been wearing heavier glasses may this be the cause

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
No, Maryrose, that wouldn't cause this
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
My pleasure but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you