Exploring the Minty Taste Mystery: Expert Advice & Solutions

Exploring the Minty Taste Mystery: Expert Advice & Solutions
Published on, 25 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. May Oo Wai and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Recently, my mother has been encountering a peculiar sensation of mintiness in her mouth. Despite our efforts, we've been unable to determine the root cause of this discomfort. 


Answered by Dr. May Oo Wai


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


The sensation of a minty taste in the mouth can indeed be puzzling. However, there are several potential factors that could contribute to this phenomenon. Firstly, I recommend ensuring thorough oral hygiene practices. Using a betadine wash can help in cleansing the mouth effectively. It's important for your mother to brush her teeth at least twice a day to maintain oral health.


In addition to the minty taste, it's crucial to observe if there are any accompanying symptoms such as unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite. These symptoms could indicate underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, which may manifest with oral manifestations.


I encourage you to closely monitor your mother's symptoms and consider scheduling a comprehensive medical evaluation to rule out any underlying health issues. In the meantime, maintaining good oral hygiene practices and being mindful of any changes in her health status are key.




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