A 24-year-old male asked:
i have phlegm throughout the year, it causes bad breath. checkup says its not sinus. wondering if it can be treated. i have no dental problems.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a PCP: Phlegm can make inhaling and swallowing very uncomfortable. If the problem persists for a long duration than 4-6 weeks and gets unbearable, a doctor should immediately be consulted for diagnosis, treatment or referral to an ENT.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
53 years experience Orthodontics
Bad breath: Usually caused by suffer producing bacteria. Try flossing daily to reach the 30% of tooth surface not reached by toothbrush. Have tonsils/adenoids/sinuses evaluated by ENT. Brush the top of your tongue gently when you brush your teeth. Have you been evaluated for diabetes, GERD, side effects from medications?
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
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