Reasons behind that salty taste in your mouth

Reasons behind that salty taste in your mouth

In most cases, a salty taste in your mouth isn’t a medical emergency — but it is a sign that you shouldn’t ignore. Here are the most common reasons for a salty mouth. A salty taste by itself is often due to dehydration or a dry mouth. See your doctor if you have a salty taste and change in your voice or hoarseness, lump in your neck, swelling of salivary glands in front of your ear or under your jaw, trouble chewing or swallowing, or other health conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease or an autoimmune condition.