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Bad Breath After Quitting Smoking
I smoked for twenty years and recently quit, I have allergies and post nasal drip. No matter what I do I can not get rid of the post nasal drip and subsequent bad breath, quitting smoking has helped somewhat but not really, I use saline nasal spray and a
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had strong shortness of breath after quitting smoking for 2 weeks?
Should get better: But it is common for cough and sputum production to increase after stopping smoking, because your lungs are now able to clean themselves out from the crud you have been putting down there. The coughing can feel like shortness of breath. Don"t start again because of this. You will feel better and better after a few weeks, and the health effects will be the best thing you can do for yourself. ...Read more
Varies: It depends on a lot of things. How long you have been smoking, whether there is a lot of acute inflammation or infection, what the exact factors are in the shortness of breath, are all factors that could influence the result. Unless there has been a lot of irreversible damage to the lungs, you should eventually note improvement. For sure, stopping smoking is your best chance to improve. ...Read more
Smoking: Depends on what problems the smoking has caused, if its caused irreversible lung damage the symtpoms won't go away, if the lung changes are reversible some will be quick others could take months. ...Read more
It can: The toxins in tobacco paralyse the cilia (whiplike hairs) in your respiratory tract. When you stop smoking, the cilia start working again by whipping junk out of your lungs and airway. As a result you may be coughing and bringing up mucus. ...Read more
Is it common to be short of breath and have excessive mucus production even two months after quitting smoking?
Within a few weeks: If you quit smoking before you have moderate to severe COPD which is the term encompassing chronic bronchitis and emphysema you will see improvement in your stamina in several weeks and you will see disappearance of a chronic cough in just a few weeks. Also, nasal congestion and post-nasal drainage are much improved after stopping smoking. ...Read more
I am quitting smoking. I need to know what to do about the withdrawals. I didn't realize they were as bad as they are until I ask how long it takes to?
It veries: Different people approach stopping smoking differently. It feels rough and can last different amount of time for each person. You can try having a half of smoke when it gets bad but then cut that out when you can. It should get easier in a few weeks, but it depends on your approach. ...Read more
I have UCTD (closest to systemic lupus) I'm aching pretty bad and wondering if it's from quitting smoking or a flare?
Is it normal for my skin to go really bad after quitting smoking? My psoriasis is worse, dandruff is worse, face is extremely oily and clogged pores
No: I don't think this is related. Please do not start smoking again! ...Read more
Do I have copd?! emphysema? Almost 25. Wheezing. I'm quitting smoking after 8 years. Sob. History of anxiety. Cough that tastes bad. Doc says reflux
Unlikely: Not after 8 years, even 2 packs/day.Nicotine withdrawal slows gut=>constipation=>reflux which causes wheezing. Also, healing lungs eject retained smoky mucous from deep down that tastes bad ; increases wheeze. Anxiety worsens, too. If it helps, it all happened to me when I quit 2 packs/day for 9yrs. It's temporary. Drink lots of fluids, rest. Treat wheezing/reflux if needed. You're so worth it. ...Read more
Are hoarseness and a sore throat off and on and a bad taste in my mouth withdraw symptoms from quitting smoking?
Started a non smoking cessation and decided to go on vapour ecigarrettes. Will my shortness of breath from smoking stop and chest tightness?
Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Not smoking can make things better but you need to see doctor. Better off w/out e-cigs. Peace & health. ...Read more
Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read more
Med causes: Dr sandler provided an excellent response. Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc.. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more
See your dentist: Just trying to use mouth washes and breath mints may temporarily help, but I would see your dentist to get a definitive way of helping you. You may require additional dental cleanings or need to be educated in proper hygiene, always brush your tongue and check out the foods, drinks, supplements and meds that you are taking. Are you a mouth breather? ...Read more
Mulitfactorial: Bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by a production of variable sulfur compound (vsc), which is a break down product of blood. As your gum bleed, vsc produced and caused bad breath. To treat halitosis, you must have good oral hygiene. Check with your dentist to eliminate the cause of bleeding such as food impaction, tooth or gum abscess, faulty restoration or tooth decay, malocclusion. ...Read more
Depends: It depends upon the cause. The most common is from the mouth and there are mouth rinses and tongue scrappers that work well. Talk with you dentist 1st... And if there is no change, see your physician to rule out a systemic or GI problem. ...Read more
Bad breath: Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more
Smell your wrist: After you lick it with your tongue, is one techniques. There was a device available for a while to measure the amount of chemicals from your mouth, but I don't belive there have been many follow up studies on its effectiveness and haven't heard much about it in years. I think it was called a holorimeter, you should check with tor dentist to make sure the odur is not part of another problem. ...Read more
Dental exam 1st: There are lots of dental and medical reasons for bad taste and bad breath. See the following site for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm the most common cause is poor oral hygiene, cavities, and gum problems. Post nasal drip, acid reflux are common medical causes. Start by ruling out the dental ones first. ...Read more
Teeth and gums:
The most common cause of bad breathe is from your mouth. If you have not seen a dentist recently start with an exam and then your teeth cleaned or scaling as recommended. Oral hygiene is essential, good brushing of teeth and tongue and flossing.
If gums are healthy bad breathe can be caused by allergies, sinus, gerd, and other GI disorders. See md after dentist. ...Read more
See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Adequate brushing: There are a number of factors that can contribute to 'bad breathe'. A simple solution might involve effectively brushing all surfaces of the teeth, tongue side, cheek/lip side and biting surfaces of the teeth. Flossing should ensue as well as gently brushing the top of your tongue. If the problem persists, see a dentist or a physician to rule out stomach or respiratory problems. ...Read more
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