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Acetone Smelling Breath
This is a simple chemical, termed a ketone, which the body makes when sugar is in excess. It also is an effective cleaning, and sterilizing agent but can dissolve some plastics and is highly flammable in concentrated form. It is also used to remove cosmetic fingernails and to dissolve "crazy glue' when it is applied ...Read more
Ketones: Ketones are chemicals produced when diabetics have blood sugars that are running to high. This is an ominous sign that you need to be doing much more to control your sugar through diet and medications. Failure to do so could land you in the intensive care unit of the hospital fighting for your life. You need to see your doctor asap to get this taken care of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
KetoAcidosis : In DKA the body makes ketones as an alternate source of fuel for brain and heart when Insulin is too low to allow glucose to enter cells. Breath can smell fruity from ketones. Acids rise from dehydration and worsening ketosis. Kussmaul breathing (rapid breathing) blows off co2 in an effort for respiratory alkalosis to compensate as much as possible for metabolic acidosis. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetic friend had too much alcohol and now has acetone breath very strong, how to help him?
5 weeks pregnant. Inhaled on accident toluene, acetone, xylene, propane, butane in 5 breaths. Got a little on finger. Scared about birth defects now.
Stop worrying: The vast majority of birth defects are probably no more common in this era of widespread chemical exposure than they were centuries ago. A healthy concern for your new baby and a dysfunctional tort system has generated unrealistic concerns such as what you express. You make acetone in your body, and the others are basically inert. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Don't let "toxic fear" ruin it. ...Read more
Prevent a bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Some mouthwashes or breath fresheners may actually worsen a bad breath problem by irritating oral tissue with their high alcohol content. Prevention is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breath stinks: The commonest cause of bad breath is gingivitis, you should consult your dentist and have that checked, there may be odour produsing bacteria in the mouth.Avoid certain foods like garlic and onions, smoking is another cause, and gastric esophageal reflux disease and stomach ailments can rarely cause bad breath.So start with the dentist and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffocating!!: This is very common and scary. But, it is usually a sign of stress or anxiety and is known as a panic attack. Your school nurse may be able to help. If you can tell your parents they may be able to get you to your family doctor or the pediatrics clinic close to home. ...Read more
Obesity: Calculate your body mass index bmi which is your weight adjusted for height. If bmi is over 30, you are obese which can restrict your lung expansion. If bmi is over 40, you are morbidly obese & at risk for heart disease. Check with your doctor & start a weight loss program. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Diaphragmatic breathing is the best. Inhale through your nose into your belly so your belly expands like a balloon. Slowly breathe out through your nose, using your stomach muscles to push your belly back in until all the air is pushed out. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Halitosis: An unpleasant odor of the breath. It can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, periodontal problems, diet, and acid reflux. All of these conditions need to be diagnosed by a local dentist and physician who can actually see you and determine the cause of your bad breath after taking a full medical hx. Once the cause is determined, then treatment can be rendered. ...Read more