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iVillage: Oral Fixations: What Your Mouth Can Say About Your Health

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Oral Oddity: Metallic Taste

Might mean:

If it persists beyond a day or two, it may be dysgeusia, explains Messina, an altered sense of taste that can signal a deficiency of zinc, a mineral that promotes the growth and development of the body’s taste bud cells. To get to the bottom of the issue, see your doc, Messina suggests. A physician can make a concrete diagnosis with a simple blood test. People with a zinc deficiency may have to boost their intake from sources like oysters, red meat and poultry.

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