Top
20
Doctor insights on: Bad Breath Doctor

Share
1

1
What cause bad breath?

What cause bad breath?

Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Greg Rubin
438 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

Bad Breath Cures: The symptom of bad breath can come from many different ways in the digestive system. I would start with the mouth. Be certain that you are current with your dentist. Periodontal disease can lead to bad breath. Getting and keeping your gums clean can go a long way to improve breath. Be sure to clean your tongue. I recommend a tongue scraper and change your toothbrush regularly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What cause bad breath? How could fix that problem bad breath

What cause bad breath? How could fix that problem bad breath

See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that cause it (garlic, onions, certain spices); floss and brush your teeth (every night); use listerine (essential oils help), and cut out the sugar habit to minimize further decay (note--i didn't say "eliminate" decay). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What cause bad breath ? How could u fix that problem bad breath

What cause bad breath ? How could u fix that problem bad breath

VSC: Vsc, or variable sulfur compound, is the end product of blood. Bleeding in your mouth is due to gingival inflammation from food impaction, abscess, infection, faulty restorations. Other cause of bad breath is medical related (gi problems, diabetes). Treatment required treating the cause of bad breath. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
About bad breath?

About bad breath?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
What causes really bad breath?

What causes really bad breath?

A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Panic attack so bad i'm hyperventilating. Can't breath. Chest hurts! should I get my dad to bring me to er.

Panic attack so bad i'm hyperventilating. Can't breath. Chest hurts! should I get my dad to bring me to er.

Stay calm: Stay calm and practice breathing slowly and deliberately. If you have ongoing asthma or a known heart condition call your doctor for advice (while staying calm and breathing slowly and deliberately). Otherwise, calm down and let this episode pass. Then, seek treatment for panic attacks and anxiety disorder management (psychiatrist/psychologist). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Bad breath problems. Please help! who do I see?

Bad breath problems. Please help! who do I see?

Start w Dentist. : If problem is not dental - see physician. Bad breath (halitosis) may be caused by smoking, dry mouth, gum infections, poor dental hygiene, certain foods (like garlic, curry, fish oils or onions), sinusitis, post nasal drip, throat infections, infections in the mouth, bronchitis, lactose intolerance, gerd, improperly cleaned dentures, braces ; retainers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What causes bad chest pains and a cough?

Chest pain and cough: Could indicate an infection in the chest. Some get pluerisy with pneumonia. Some chest discomfort may be present with just the common cold. If you have productive cough with fever and shortness of breath and the pain is worse with a deep breath, you may want to check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and get the right treatment. ...Read more

12

12
Why my breath stinks so bad I brush and floss everyday and even scrap my tongue with a tongue scrapper still have bad breath is it my stomach causing bad breath plus I'm 235 pounds?

Why my breath stinks so bad I brush and floss everyday and even scrap my tongue with a tongue scrapper still have bad breath is it my stomach causing bad breath plus I'm 235 pounds?

See a dentist: Though not the most prominent, bad breath from stomach problems can occur. This is because gastrointestinal issues that could lead to bad breath are usually pervasive enough for someone to seek treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

See 10 more doctor answers
13

13
What acid reflux med should I get for severe bad breath?

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): If you have bad breath and acid reflux, there could be underlying problems related to your gastrointestinal system. I would strongly recommend you visit your dentist/doctor for a detailed workup. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Really bad back pain and shortness of breath? Any ideas?

Really bad back pain and shortness of breath? Any ideas?

Back pain: and shortness of breath, would need to have a good history taken and of course a physical exam. See your Doctor ...Read more

15

15
Flemy cough, shortness of breath, hard to take deep breath, congested chest. Over all can't really breathe. What do I do? Puffer helped last time.

Flemy cough, shortness of breath, hard to take deep breath, congested chest. Over all can't really breathe. What do I do?
Puffer helped last time.

Mgt: You may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Most are viral. You are having shortness of breath and should seek immediate care by a physician. ...Read more

16

16
Have sharp chest pain that gets worse when i breath deeply or cough (heart checked out ok), should I be worried?

Have sharp chest pain that gets worse when i breath deeply or cough (heart checked out ok), should I be worried?

Pleuritic: Shartp chest pain when you breath is usually inflammatory in origin. Most commonly pleurisy, which is a viral inflammation of the lining of the lung. It may also be caused by pneumonia, or even a blood clot to the lungs. If you are also short of breath or have a fever, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

17

17
Hey doctor I woke up with a really bad headache and I'm having trouble breathing it hurts when I breathe any idea?

Hey doctor I woke up with a really bad headache and I'm having trouble breathing it hurts when I breathe any idea?

Doctor can evaluate: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter treatments include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin/Advil, Alleve, and their generics. The trouble breathing is usually an urgent matter and must be seen by a doctor. Asthma, pneumonia, flu, pneumothorax, etc., are some possible causes. ...Read more

18

18
Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more

20

20
I have a bad sore throat, hard cough, yellow mucus, chest pains, shortness of breath, and fast pulse.

See a doctor: Suggest you see ahealth care provider for examintion and appropriate treatment ...Read more