In a similar vein, sometimes my breath feels sort of ‘milky’, even though I haven’t eaten any dairy products. What could that be?

Edit: Apparently this is not normal??
Try this experiment to see if you get the taste as well:
Next time it’s freezing outside, sprint for a bit so that you’re left taking deep breaths in the cold air by the end of it. That’s when I get the taste. My saliva also feels a bit thicker, probably due to the cold air.

  • Marighost
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    92 months ago

    I don’t know what smell you’re talking about about, but the extreme temperature might alter how you taste or smell, which may contribute to that.

  • BarqsHasBite
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    92 months ago

    Can’t say I’ve experienced this and I’m a Canadian.

    I’ve found it interesting when I go back inside and I can feel the saliva entering my mouth is cold. The saliva gland must get cold.

    • @SubArcticTundraOP
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      Oh yeah I’ve had that, that’s a weird feeling

    • @SubArcticTundraOP
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      I brush my teeth regularly… Also I take sips of water almost constantly which means I don’t have problems with bad breath

  • @Lodra@programming.dev
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    82 months ago

    I can agree that crisp, cold air has a taste sometimes. But I would never describe it as milky. To be fair, I’m not sure how to describe sooo

    • @3laws@lemmy.world
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      72 months ago

      There’s no way you’re breathing enough ozone anywhere on walkable Earth for you to taste it. However trapped CO2 form the surrounding air in water particles flowing in the air may explain this, the taste is bitter, slightly sharp.

  • Otter
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    62 months ago

    My guess is similar to everyone else, that the dryness is affecting it. Cold air might dry things out, especially if you’re breathing heavily through your mouth since your nose feels cold (and cold weather can be strenuous). That might cause it to get dryer, or decrease saliva production entirely and make things thicker

    This might be a weird thing to experiment with, but that might give you some areas to test out

    • @SubArcticTundraOP
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      12 months ago

      Yes I think this is it, I just wonder what chemical causes the taste…

    • @SubArcticTundraOP
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      No I don’t think it’s that. It’s a taste I get in my mouth, after eg. running outside when it’s >0°C which means breathing a lot, possibly meaning my mouth is dry? Yeah maybe it’s to do with the mouth being dry…

  • @Stalinwolf@lemmy.ca
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    2 months ago

    I’ve smelled the mildly sour smell of saliva on skin, but I don’t know if I’ve ever noticed a specific odor when it’s cold.