A 19-year-old male asked:
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can problems with the nasals (oxymetazoline) cause bad breath?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Infected sinuses can cause bad breath, but also have tonsils checked and ask your dentist to make sure there are no infections in your mouth.
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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Dr. Greg Rubin
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If you refer to sinus problems, then -yes- sinus problems may cause bad breath due to post nasal drip, when sinus fluids drain though to the back of your tongue.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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