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Bad Odor Coming From Throat
Bad breath: Bad breath could be several things including infection (typically bacterial), tonsil stones or reflux. Bad breath could also result from sinus infection or even allergies. Another cause could be dental caries (cavities) or even dental abscess (infection). Each of these have specific symptoms that should give you some idea of where its coming from. Infections should be treated without delay. ...Read more
Sinusitis: If your teeth hygiene is adequate then it is likely a rhino sinus infection. ...Read more
My fiancé has been having these mucus balls coming up from his throat and they smell bad, and he states that his throat bothers him a lot.
Mucus balls: Mucus balls may be coming from his sinuses. He may have apost nasal drip voming from his chronic sinus condition. He shoild consult his physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have a situation in my throat. I saw a growth. Whiteish. It feels pain everytime n consists with bad smell. And also come out after some day. What is it?
My throat problem there is not painful but feel unconfortable and bad smell and some times it came out small piece of like suger size bad small things?
Bad breath may: Result from inadequate oral hygiene: food left behind can break down & cause odor. Tooth decay can also cause mouth odor. Sinus conditions with chronic drainage may add to problem. Infections of throat can cause bad smell as well. Brush teeth & tongue, floss daily; rinse with mouth wash. See fp about sinus/throat infection. See dentist for regular cleaning. ...Read more
What are the removable, waxy "balls" that form in the back of my throat/sinuses (and smell really bad)? Why do I get them? How do I prevent them?
Normal: Those are small collections of food, bacteria nd other things that collect in the natural pockets of the tonsils and adenoids as part of your immune system and body doing it's thing. They are called "tonsil stones" and they do stink! Best approach is good oral hygiene such as flossing, brushing your teeth (and tongue), staying hydrated and perhaps a mouth wash if you are really concerned. ...Read more
Small bits of a white substance comes into my mouth randomly from my throat. Smell and taste bad. Doesn't matter what I eat, still same size and smell?
I have a hole in my throat, and the food is stuck there somethimes that can cause me bad smell even when I am breathing, doc sad it is not dangerous.
Zenker's: Zenker's diverticulum is a condition to rule out. Consult your dr about it. ...Read more
I feel like there are tiny lumps in the back of my throat. Sometimes I spit out these very small little balls that smell very bad. What could this be?
Sounds like you:
Have chronically INFECTED tonsils!!
Check with your Primary Care Provider who may want to refer you to a Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon since if they are chronically infected and large REMOVAL may be the answer!
Meantime Gargle with warm SALT WATER!
Hope this helps DR Z ...Read more
Infection: Sore throats are usually due to viral infections. strep throat is a bacterial infection. Sometimes a strep throat has a characteristic smell. Also I have seen pt with sore throat due to a sinus infection with post nasal drip and this can cause bad breath as well. A visit to a doctor can get better idea by a appropriate exam. ...Read more
What causes the salty taste at the back of my throat and at times I get very bad smell coming from the saliva that comes out of my mouth?
Sinus: It appears you may have a sinus infection. These symptoms can occur from infected sinus drainage. Please go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I constantly find small yellow lumps of disgusting smelling substance in the flaps at the back of my throat. They smell like bad breath. Any ideas?
I have tonsil stone alike things coming out of my throat, and they are making my breath smell bad and feel dry like something is stuck in my throat?
Tonsil stone?: This might be a tonsilloliths (or tonsil stone). Your dentist can confirm this. Some people use Water Pik type machines to flush them out. ...Read more
Spit out tiny brownish, green covered solid rigid specks the size of strawberry seeds from the back of my throat. Bad breath smell. 17 not a smoker.
Tonsil calcification: Sometimes when your tonsils become inflamed they produce small calcified excretions. The inflammation can be caused by a number of different things. Try gargling with warm salt water about 1 tbsp to 8 oz of water. It's best to see your doctor so that they can have a look in the back of your throat to make sure there isn't anything serious going on. ...Read more
I have white patches on my tonsils but they do not hurting. My breath smells bad and my throat has hot breath. White patches are really uncomfortable?
Get checked: bad breath could be due to periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection of the gums and bone, or it could be due to infection of the tonsils or even from a GI issue. Have a dentist check your gums and bone and have an ENT check your throat and tonsils. ...Read more
Small debris is created in my mouth at the end of throat left side and it smells bad? Any reason n should I worry?
I've had my tonsils removed twice already but stones are still coming up from behind my tongue, down in my throat. My breath smells bad all the time.
See your doctor: If your tonsils have been removed, I would recommend a follow up visit with your physician or ENT to ensure all tonsilar tissue has been removed, and to check for any abnormalities of the throat and esophagus, such as a weak esophageal sphincter. The 'stones' could be food particles working their way back up due to problems with the muscles of your esophagus. ...Read more
Drove past/over skunk, smelled bad, nauseous, clothes smelled. Throat hurts, lungs feel irritated, can I catch illness from the scent? Is it toxic?
No: It's obnoxious and irritating but not dangerous. ...Read more
Sinus infect. On 2nd round of Cefdinir 600mg. Having bloody noses down back of throat, rusty smell, nose feels weird, bad taste. Should I keep taking?
I have had this lump in my throat when I swallow for a couple months now and it won't go away. I also have a bad taste and smell in my mouth?
Lump: This needs physician evaluation and possible referral to eat, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more
20days cough, bad smell from nose, bitter taste mucus from throat. Night @11p.M to 6a.M again 10a.M. Now no-cough, no head ache. What is the problem?
TWO WEEKS AGO I WAS FEELING DIZZY WITH A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH AND EVERYTHING SMELLS AND TASTES BAD ALONG WITH NUMBNESS IN MY THROAT AND EXTREMITIES?
Anxiety see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, "air in my mouth", dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hello doctor. I've been sick for a week & 2 days. Here are my symptoms; I have a really bad cough that doesn't stop at all. & everytime I cough I throw out green mucus, this mucus smells bad. I also have a sore throat because of coughing so much. I get a
Persistent cough: A typical upper respiratory viral infection (or cold) typically can last for up to 7-10 days. Beyond this timeframe, it is reasonable to consider other possibilities such as bacterial bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection etc. Recommend seeing a physician if this continues as more information would be needed to guide further advice/treatment. ...Read more
Taking omeprazole dr 2×20 mg and ranitidine 300 mg still have chronic gastritis, sore throat too much gas with very bad smell what can it be?
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