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Is it true that taking a proton pump inhibitor for acid reflux can cause bad breath by allowing bacteria / fungi to accumulate in high pH environment?

Is it true that taking a proton pump inhibitor for acid reflux can cause bad breath by allowing bacteria / fungi to accumulate in high pH environment?

Doubtful: Much more likely that acid reflux will cause bad breath, as well as increase risk of oral pharyngeal cancer & ulcers. I'd take the prescribed medication unless advised otherwise by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I have chronic throat clearing stuffy nose and bad breath , is it caused by allergies or acid reflux ?

I have chronic throat clearing stuffy nose and bad breath , is it caused by allergies or acid reflux ?

Sinuses: Seems to be you have allergies causes you sinuses to be inflammed. You also seem to have post nasal drip causing you to clear your throat very often. I suggest cleaning your nostrils and paths with saline spray ( no additives added) and cleanse at lest 3x a day for 2 days then once daily. see if that helps. If it persists, see your primary doctor. Acid reflux could also cause halitosis. ...Read more

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Why am i having acid reflux-mostly bad breath, for more than a month ?

Why am i having acid reflux-mostly bad breath, for more than a month ?

Acid reflux: Please see a gastroenterologist to treat your acid reflux the acid is contributing to your bad breath and could damage your teeth as well take care of your problem. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the bad breath from acid reflux and keep breath fresh all day and night?

Sleep on empty tummy: Try to eat your meal 2 hr before bedtime to allow for stomach emptying thus reducing the amount of digesting acid in your stomach. Moreover, avoid fatty food which cause slower emptying of stomach. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my bad breath and taste if I have acid reflux?

Suggestions: Obviously the best solution would be to reduce or eliminate the acid reflux. Have you seen or are you being treated by a gastroenterologist? Are you following all the treatment advice? That being said, brush, floss, rinse and use a tongue scraper. Also see the following website for some rinses that may be helpful: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sudden teeth sensitiity for 3 days. Could it be acid reflux? I have no other symptoms of acid reflux present at the moment except bad breath.

Could Be Grinding: When people grind or clench their teeth, they can become sensitive. Also, if you find some abrasion along the gumline, it could also be due to over-aggressive brushing. I like to tell my patients to "tickle their teeth to death, don't scrub them like the kitchen sink.". ...Read more

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Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions ?

Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions ?

See an ENT physician: There are too many possibilities to guess what the problem is so vhave the doctor look down your throat to be able to diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more