Mr X was becoming increasingly occupied by an altered taste in his mouth. This was having a detrimental impact on many activities of day-to-day living.
An Oral Medicine specialist opinion was asked for. There were no burning sensations and the mouth did not feel dry to Mr X. No areas of sepsis, such as gum disease, were present. It was noted that Mr X had some underlying long-standing general health problems. Liaison with Mr X’s GP allowed the management of these to be changed. There was a gradual reduction in the bad taste and Mr X learnt to cope better with this.