I suddenly developed a metallic taste in my mouth.  Being amazingly health conscious I decided to go Online and research possible causes.  Some causes that came up were lack of oral hygiene, infection in a number of possible locations in the head, or dementia.  Is this a multiple choice test?

Cures included brushing teeth and tongue, having oneself committed to a care unit and/or inflicting oneself upon family members, or eating citrus.  Ever the optimist, I bought a bag of navel oranges.


I butchered sectioned about a dozen oranges and cut them into bite-sized pieces.  I presented a container of these lovely pieces to my husband and asked if he’d like some in his lunch.  Because I have the sniffles, and he is adverse to being diseased, he asked if I wore gloves when I prepared the oranges.

“I did better than that,” I answered.  “The kitchen is cold so I wore mittens.  You’ll also get a bit of fiber with these puppies.”  He loves my sense of humor.  He took the risk and I included a container of orange pieces in his lunch.

Personally, I consumed about a half dozen oranges that morning.  The metallic taste disappeared.  Just call me Doctor Grandma!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Dr Grandma.
    Are you currently on any medication?
    Some medicine can cause a metallic taste in the mouth.
    Oranges prepared with woolen gloves or mittens can cause a fuzzy taste in the mouth!


  2. Thanks for the great question. No, I am not on any medications, though some of my family members and friends suggest I should be. I think it was simply a matter of a cold trying to break through, but I generally don’t succumb to such things. Just too busy!
    Love the fuzzy taste comment!


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