A very close second in “Dan’s top ten worse symptoms of CKD” is the bad taste you get in your mouth.
It’s annoying because;
- You have a horrible taste in your mouth all the time,
- Food you used to love now tastes weird, and
- You have bad breath all the time.
Now the reason for the bad taste is closely linked to itchy skin. Remember the “crap” I talk about in the Itching post. Well the reasoning here is the same; your body is trying to get rid of the “crap” and another way of doing this is through the gums and tongue (which is nice) – this is why it can taste/smell like you’ve been gurgling with piss!
I did find that brushing my teeth all the time helped but realistically no one has time to do that!
So I use an amazing produce on the market called;
It is a mouthwash which I use after brushing but it is different from other mouthwashes because it gets rid of the bad taste not just masking it and works for a while. I believe that it is available on prescription (but I buy it from amazon). There is also a toothpaste but I haven’t used that yet – if I do I will post about it.