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I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

Possible Candida: Also called Yeast Infection. Please see your doctor. IF it is candida he/she will help you clear it up. If something else you will find out and get helped. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Left tonsil swollen a little pain left ear little pain when swallow feels like lump in throat. Bad breath nasty taste in mouth?

Left tonsil swollen a little pain left ear little pain when swallow feels like lump in throat. Bad breath nasty taste in mouth?

Ok....: Without an exam, I can only give general information. And sinus infection frequently causes these symptoms. Furthermore signs of infection involving collectiions of purulent material are indicative of a situation in which antibiotics are helpful. Might mention that strep infections fail zithromax 1 in 3 times and the mroe serious fusibacterial infections (mouth germ) doesn't respond it at all. ...Read more

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Does Jevity 1.5 which is a nutritional formula I use through a peg tube cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?

Does Jevity 1.5 which is a nutritional formula I use through a peg tube cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?

Jevity: Since it isn't meant to be tasted, Jevity is rather...unappealing. If you are tasting it, please discuss with your doctor. Meanwhile consider sitting up during your feed. ...Read more

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Lower two wisdom teeth extracted exactly a week today. When will stitches dissolve and why do I have really bad breath and bad taste in mouth.

Lower two wisdom teeth extracted exactly a week today. When will stitches dissolve and why do I have really bad breath and bad taste in mouth.

Bad Breath: The stitches will dissolve over time (2-6 weeks depending on the type used) if they are not silk sutures typically black so see your dentist to have that checked. Re bad breath are you rinsing vigorously 3x/day? It is common to get food trapped as the sockets heal you may need a curved syringe to remove the debris with water so see your surgeon for this. ...Read more

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Bad breath and a bad taste in my mouth constantly. Is there any way I can fix this?

Physician/dentist.: Your symptoms can come from diet, sinuses, tonsils, bad gums, dirty teeth and many other sources. Start with the most likely in your opinion and see the correct person-either a dentist or physician. If they can't discover a reason, go see the other doctor. ...Read more

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Awful taste in mouth that won't go away - bad breath as well. What do you suggest?

Awful taste in mouth that won't go away - bad breath as well. What do you suggest?

See dentist: Determine if you have cavities or periodontal disease... Treat those problems first, and if the condition persists, then see a physician regarding acid reflux and changing your diet. All the best... ...Read more

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I have been having this new bad breath problem. I have never had this taste in my mouth before and my diet hasn't changed. What could have caused this?

I have been having this new bad breath problem. I have never had this taste in my mouth before and my diet hasn't changed. What could have caused this?

Many Possibilities: Most commonly, bad breath is caused by bacteria in your mouth breaking down food. Other causes of bad breath include everything from fungal infections to gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, certain medications, and excess tobacco or alcohol. Consider seeing a doctor if simple treatments (chewing gum, brushing/flossing, staying hydrated, swishing water) do not help or other symptoms appear! ...Read more

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Root canal was extracted now I have bad taste and bad breath in mouth, and a little discomfort. What should I do? It's been 3 days

Is it improving: If the discomfort is improving with each day then its just part of the healing process. You may want to rinse with hydrogen peroxide or salty water more often. This will irrigate the wound and clear the drainage tastes ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) upped from 30mg to 60mg, took 60mg for 1mo. Script ran out, didn't refill. Could taste of medicine in my mouth & bad breath be due to this?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) upped from 30mg to 60mg, took 60mg for 1mo. Script ran out, didn't refill. Could taste of medicine in my mouth & bad breath be due to this?

Many medications: Have the side effect of causing a metallic taste, dry mouth. .. Etc. If the medication is helping then there are oral systems that can help minimize tge altered sensations. Best to consult with your physician and dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have halitosis. I have exception oral hygiene. Bad breath taste is coming from the back of my mouth. My mouth often tastes acidy. Cause & cure?

I have halitosis. I have exception oral hygiene. Bad breath taste is coming from the back of my mouth. My mouth often tastes acidy. Cause & cure?

Halitosis: 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 your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

Other sources: Must consider either sinus source or possibility of gastric reflux. Is your breath worse in the morning? May be having acid reflux while sleeping. Would consider exam by ENT and discussion of GERD with physician as well if source is not oral. ...Read more

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I always have bad taste in my mouth and bad breath. Is this infection, or dry socket?

I always have bad taste in my mouth and bad breath. Is this infection, or dry socket?

Recent tooth out?: If you had a recent tooth extracted it could be a dry socket. Otherwise this suggests gum disease. See your dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more

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Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when I brush my teeth

There: There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth. These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled. Dry mouth bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems. Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay. Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example: gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance. Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath. ...Read more

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I feel some sticky substance in my mouth when I don't eat, bitter taste in mouth, hot air frm mouth, blackening n yellowing of teeth. Sign of bad breath?

I feel some sticky substance in my mouth when I don't eat, bitter taste in mouth, hot air frm mouth, blackening n yellowing of teeth. Sign of bad breath?

Bad breath plus: You sound dehydrated because your saliva is thick n sticky. The bitterness is from electrolyte imbalance from lack of fluids n nutrition. The black is decay and tarter. You probably have bloody toothbrush and mooith full of blood when you do brush. The yellow is the layers of plaque fromo inadequate and infrequent brushing. All that I've just listed will cause overwhelming bad breath! ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

Post nasal drainage?: These symptoms of tasting blood and mucus when swallowing and bad breath can be caused by a viral infection of the throat (pharyngitis). They can also be caused by post-nasal drainage (PND). PND can be caused by allergies or an infection. Try OTC allergy meds like a steroid nose spray and an oral antihistamine. If not helping, see doc. ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth. Its an everyday thing too.

I have bad breath, when I swallow, I taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth. Its an everyday thing too.

Bad breath: Bleeding, foul odor, excess mucus may be interrelated. To eliminate your symptoms you need a Dentist to help you find the cause, or causes, and select the appropriate treatment. If gums infected may need Periodontist. If sinus/throat infected may need ENT. But start w Dentist, and start now, before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

Halitosis: 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 your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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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