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Is benzethonium chloride a safe mouthwash to use to kill chronic bad breath caused by tonsil stones?

Is benzethonium chloride a safe mouthwash to use to kill chronic bad breath caused by tonsil stones?

Probably not: That compound usually isn't used as a mouthwash, and if the bad breath is indeed caused by tonsil stones (tonsilliths), it probably won't work. See your local ent. If your bad breath is due to chronic tonsilliths, tonsillectomy may be the best answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

Tonsil stones are white or yellow globs of foul-smelling mucus and bacteria that collect in the tonsils near the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are not dangerous, but ...Read more


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Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?

Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?

No clinical trials: There aren't any clinical trials showing that grapefruit seed extract is safe in pregnancy, so its difficult to know for sure. Some seeds of fruits are dangerous though. For example apple seeds contain small amounts of the poison cyanide. ...Read more

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Is the antiseptic benzethonium chloride found is most vaginal powders harmful to vagina or reproductive organs?

Is the antiseptic benzethonium chloride found is most  vaginal powders harmful to vagina or reproductive organs?

Should be safe: If the powder is formulated to be a vaginal powder, it has a safe concentration of the substance. Now, with the caveat that anyone can be allergic to anything, overall benzethonium chloride is a very safe topical antiseptic. If you develop an irritant dermatitis, then just stop the use. ...Read more

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Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?

Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tonsil stones doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. If you haven't already, please go see an ENT to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath from the throat , other then tonsil stones?

What can cause bad breath from the throat , other then tonsil stones?

Sinus, teeth, strep: Bacterial or viral throat infections, dental problems, sinus infection can cause bad breath. Dietary aromatics, like onions, garlic get exhaled through lungs, lung infections, occasional gut issues too. ...Read more

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I need to know if eating dairy when you have a tonsillitis infection will cause tonsil stones - hard bumps in tonsil crypts that cause bad breath?

I need to know if eating dairy when you have a tonsillitis infection will cause tonsil stones - hard bumps in tonsil crypts that cause bad breath?

Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones can cause bad breath. But they are not typically caused by dairy products. The white spots may be from a strep infection. If you have not seen a doctor yet, you should. Rinsing with war salt water will help a sore throat and reduce tonsil stones ...Read more

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16 yr old has chronic bad breath. Dentists say not teeth/gums. Read about tonsil stones. It looks like she has 1. Should i take her to dr? Any info?

16 yr old has chronic bad breath. Dentists say not teeth/gums. Read about tonsil stones. It looks like she has 1. Should i take her to dr? Any info?

See ENT: By all means see ear/nose/throat specialist. Also see dentist as flossing and/or water pik daily to clean between teeth, where toothbrush can't reach, and/or using tongue scraper, may help. ...Read more

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18 y/o bad breath; have GERD and tonsil stones, doctors say tonsils are too small to remove, what are some ways to reduce halitosis?

Bad breath: Maintain regular dental visits. Brush and floss thoroughly at least twice a day. Clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or toothbrush...See your dentist or dental hygienist for proper technique. Control your gerd with diet. Gargle with mouthwash to try and flush debris from the tonsil areas. ...Read more

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I have a bad breath and get stinky tonsil stones all the time .Should i get my tonsil removed to be free from this problem.

I have a bad breath and get  stinky tonsil stones all the time .Should i get my tonsil removed to be free from this problem.

Maybe cause: But see a dentist if you have not had your teeth thoroughly cleaned in the past 4-6 months. Periodontal disease (gum disease) does cause bad breath. Also you need to be on a meticulous oral hygiene program: oral b electric toothbrush, floss, interdental stimulator (rotapoints or stimudents) and tongue scraper as the back of the tongue holds some "stinky" debris. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more