Why Do I Taste Ammonia In My Throat?


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Tess Langley answered
Having the taste of ammonia in your throat can be an early sign of a number of illnesses. On the other hand, it can be harmless.

With any medical concern, the best and most sensible thing to do is to book an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible. A doctor is the best qualified person to accurately identify why you are having this ammonia taste in your throat. Also, if you think it could be to do with your teeth, it could be worth visiting your dentist.

An ammonia taste in the throat can be a sign of some of the following problems:

- Poor dental hygiene
- Kidney disease
- Hormonal disturbances
- Upper respiratory infections
- Side-effects of medications you may be taking

As stated earlier, it is wisest to head straight to your doctor if a medical issue is really concerning you. Searching for symptoms and possible diseases online can cause a lot of easily avoidable stress. It is better to definitely know either way if it is serious or not, and the sooner something is diagnosed the higher the chance a full and speedy recovery can be achieved.

If you can not get to the doctors straight away then it is still worth giving the practice a call. Explain your symptoms as well as you can and they should be able to give you some information and tell you what you need to do next. If you do not have your doctor's number then it should be easy enough to find online. Simply head to a search engine such as www.google.com and type in your doctor's practice name and location. Once you see a link to their website, follow it and find the contact page and you should see a phone number.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have had a cold /cough for about 5 weeks, now cough with a taste of bleach or ammonia
naghma ali Profile
naghma ali answered
May be because you are regular drinker or smoker. These kind of activities do attract ammonia in the air when you breathe
tracy deines Profile
tracy deines answered
Do you have a liver or kidney condition? Or diabetes

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