I Have Had A Milky Creamy Taste In My Mouth For The Past Week. Any Ideas What Could Be Causing This?


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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
It all depends, you may need to change your dental hygiene routine, there are various conditions that can change the constitution of your mouth and distort and confuse your normal taste this is called Dysgeusia. This can have a persistent taste in your mouth but it can be caused by a number of factors such as sinus infections, smoking, some medications such as lithium, antibiotics, vitamin or mineral deficiency, metabolic endocrine problems which could be diabetes or possibly thyroid disease.

More seriously, it could be damage to your taste buds or more worryingly a brain tumour or trauma to your head. Do not panic as it really could be a number of simple explanations and if it is persistent you should seek medical advice as soon as possible. It could be something as simple as having an adverse effect to a birth control pill and if you had burning mouth syndrome or glossitis then you would be without doubt describing the pain that comes with it.

Another and very common explanation is oral thrush, it is also known as oral Candidiasis, which is a yeast infection, which obviously occurs in the mouth and is caused by a fungus called Candida Albicans, it is not gender discriminate and can occur in children especially new born babies.

Thrush also occurs on the genital area and on very rare incidences can it be transmitted but it is always best not to have any contact with anyone sexually or share toothbrushes etc. Until a course of treatment is undergone. Oral thrush can be caused by varying things such as denture wear, lowered immune system or diabetes. It can be easily treated by your Doctor or over the counter with an anti-fungal cream.
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mb bgh answered
I have the creamy (not unpleasant) taste as well.  It has been going on for at least 10 days, so I am getting worried that it means something is wrong.  I am not unhealthy and certainly not pregnant.  Brushing, swishing, etc. Do not rinse the taste from my mouth.  It feels as though I have been sipping half and half or cream.  Someone please find an answer for this weird symptom!
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Steve Allen-purnell
Same issue , but no answers ! Does anyone know what the hell it is I think it started after I gave up smoking 3 months ago . It's not unpleasant just annoying !!!

Anyone have any answers as in how to cure ??
Kristeena Sabando Profile
I have this as well and reading through the post I have
Found one thing in common probiotics or yogurt with active cultures!
I'm sure this is what the cause of mine is. Hoot this is helpful!
Ronnie Maye Profile
Ronnie Maye answered
Call your local dentist for a consultation as there are a number of oral mouth disease that can cause that sensation. Just curious, are you female and pregnant? Mouthwashes, toothpaste and Medications can have that kind of affect.
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Anonymous commented
I'm experiencing the same milky creamy taste. It doesn't taste bad or have a bad smell. I was thinking maybe it is a side effect of a medicine..asked my doctor, he wasn't sure what it could be. You read about thrush and candida...but these don't have a milky taste, but instead milky colored saliva and sores. None of which are present. Just a sweet milk taste. Odd, but I understand what our friend, dscperu is talking about. Mine came on a couple weeks ago..and still have it.
Anonymous commented
hi, I also have this milky taste at the moment, I think I remember having it once before but now that you've said about the pregnancy thing i am worried as I have been feeling sick and have sore boobies- eek! Please let me know if you find out what it is?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I too have had this sensation.  I recently started taking a significant dose of Simvastatin to level out my cholesterol and a mens multi vitamin.  I am a 44 year old male runner in excellent health and no mouth disease at all.  So I think that this has something to do with body chemistry at some level.  Nothing I do seems to affect it.
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Anonymous answered
I thought I would have a hard time finding this online!  No matter what I eat, it leaves a creamy aftertaste. I'm not pregnant and I'm not on meds, although I started taking a multivitamin a few months ago.  I'm in good health.  I guess it's better than a metallic taste, but it's still annoying.
KARA EDSON answered
I have not changed anything in my diet or lifestyle for over ten years and have had this for about 5 weeks. Not a horrible thing to happen and an alright taste, just weird. I have been suspecting for a year that I may be becoming diabetic, so will make an appointment with my primary care and do some blood tests and get back to y'all.
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Anonymous answered
I have this too. The first couple days, it was very light, and accented Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 60-gauge cigars very well. As days went on, the taste got stronger. I have tried a couple milk-based things to see if they matched the taste. It's almost like a cross between mozzarella and provolone.

I hadn't brushed my teeth for a couple days...circumstances too detailed to explain. After brushing, and gargling with wash, the taste subsided for a few hours then after drinking a glass of coconut juice, the taste came back.

I would really like to know the cause so I can change my routine to deal with it. I like milk, but since this is unusual, I want to deal with it.

I'm 43. Male.
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bob ajob answered
I too am getting this milky taste, but it seems to come on only when I yawn, and sometimes its rather nasty, had a course of mouth drops for thrush, and used cordisil mouth wash for a week, had a tooth taken out thinking it was coming from that source, I too take simvastatin , but ive been taking that for 4 years, but ive still got this rotten taste, more milky in nature but sometime nasty puss like in nature. Will be going back to dock, I did ask him if he thought it might be sinus connected, he said he didnt think so, well I would like to have the ear nose and throat guys check me out.
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Anonymous answered

I have also had this awful creamy taste for almost 2 months now, I have been to the docs and was treated for possible thrush in the mouth, the treatment didn't work so I went back. The doc mentioned acid reflux, asked a few questions like do I have a little cough, stomach ache, bringing a bit of liquid up? My answer was yes. My tummy is so bloated as well, so I am now taking some tablets for acid reflux. So far I don't feel any different, in fact not I'm not feeling all that good. I have to go and have a few blood tests. Is anyone else suffering like I am? This milky taste and various symptoms really getting me down.

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Anonymous answered

I am a 42 year old male. I am surprised there are so many early 40s males with the same symptoms.

I also have a creamy/milky after taste in my mouth after drinking anything from water to beer.  I am using an Adult Male MultiVit and dolomite at the moment.

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Greg Coram
Greg Coram commented
I got the same after breathing in lime dust. Dolomite is lime with additives. Both are basic and lower acidity. I wonder if ph is related ?
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Roberta Chahin answered

Wow!! Thank heaven I'm not weird. I do have Gastrointestinal problems pretty severely, but it has nothing to do with this part of my track.  This is a new symptom I've never experienced in the 3 years since diagnosed.  My diet consists of pretzels and coke. (I know not healthy but I'll be on feeding tubes soon anyways!!) Goodness, I HATE milk. This is like torture.

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Nestor Stark answered

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I too have this sensation. I've also just started taking a multivitamin as well as omega-3 capsules. Also recently started taking Zopiclone for sleeping occasionally when I can't sleep. Will stop taking both tablets and go to the doctor if it's not gone within a week.
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Tina answered
The milky taste in my mouth started after eating a bowl of fruit loop cereal with milk.  It was a much larger bowl than normal and I didn't really want to finish it but did any way and then I have been left with this after taste for 3 days now.  Ewwww.  I oddly feel really full and like I don't want to eat.
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Anonymous answered
I have had the same taste for a couple of days.  I don't eat dairy products.  I am on thyroid medication--prilosec and potassium.  I went through 10 blood transfusions last year and 3 surgeries (I was suppose to be dead 3 times but managed to escape that--I'm only 39).  Thinking it's just my body adjusting to getting healthy again.  I know it's not being pregnant because the last surgery was a hysterectomy.  I have had this taste before and it just went away.  It sucks though because I can't stand the taste of milk.
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Ruby answered
I also get this milky creamy taste but ONLY when I have milk chocolate products. The outside hard coating of Cadberry Eggs (they are an Easter chocolate candy) - even one- makes that horrible taste in my mouth. I just had some of a milk chocolate toffee bar and that creamy taste is back! I think it's just from milk chocolate products, because I don't get it from dark chocolate...

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