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Bad Breath (Halitosis)


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Comment from: Dr Manish S., 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 01

I had fracture of left clavicle at dusk on 26 October, 2016. Had reduction of fracture whilst still in shock. My rib also had cracked. I had Ace bandage to support rib and to immobilize left arm, performed under personal supervision by neighbor. Review by physician informs me that it was much cheaper, but suggested x-ray. 'But Dad,' I said, 'Am I made of money!' I am treating with ibuprofen, Ace bandages, and vodka PRN. An emergency room visit would set me back USD 3 to 8 K, with no enhancement of treatment, and a prescription for Tylenol 2. No. I don't suggest this for all cases. I have (essentially) EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training, and I know my limits.

Comment from: 1, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 03

Most of the cases of bad breath are caused because the valve {lower esophageal sphincter (or LES)} that separates our stomach from the esophagus is not closing completely. Besides all the usual things done for the mouth cleanliness and minimizing acid reflux you should strengthen your lower esophageal sphincter by exercise. I tried the strengthening exercises and I feel a difference.

Comment from: Ronpeter, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

I have had bad breath since my childhood, I didn't care about it, but now it has become worse. I have crooked teeth and face difficulty cleaning them properly. I just want to know if crooked teeth cause bad breath or not. I have already decided to get my teeth straightened.

Comment from: nina, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I have had bad breath from birth. Nothing works, not even after dental cleaning. The next minute smell is bad again.

Comment from: Hurt, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I do not know what causes my bad breath.

Comment from: Ashley Wilson, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I've been dealing with bad breath for years and nothing seems to be working. I see my dentist every 3 months for cleaning, I brush and floss several times a day, and gum and mints do not help; I tried all the bad breath products - ProFresh, Closys, etc. I went to my doctor and he told me to take a multivitamin. I went to a couple of ENTs who prescribed me some nasal spray. Even my brilliant dentist couldn't help me, so I just gave up and tried to accept I would have bad breath forever.

Comment from: joe1, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I have battling bad breath for years. I have some missing teeth and crowns. I am so depressed over it and have seen several dentists who have not given any answers. I will love to get implants but can't afford it. I think decay lays under a crown that I have.

Comment from: Granny, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 05

My severely autistic grandson has breath that smells like fecal matter. His teeth are brushed daily. He is on a lot of medication. So it is likely the medication.

Comment from: alexsmercson, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I have had bad breath and I lost my job due to it. I had tonsil stones and awful bad breath. My friend told me to check Oraltech Labs as it got rid of his bad breath and his post nasal drip. I've been following Oraltech Labs advice for about four months now and I feel much better, also people are not avoiding me anymore so it seems to have cured my bad breath as well.

Comment from: MedicalProblems2011, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 03

Turns out that I had a lot of stomach problems and poor dental hygiene did not help. The two together created a bomb of bad breath odors and it kept me from talking closely to anyone.

Comment from: Osprey, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 17

Everyone steps back whenever I open my mouth. I know I have bad breath, but I don't know what I can do about it, since I have tried everything. I do not know how one determines if they have tonsil stones or how to eliminate them.


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