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Does constipation cause bad breath? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease?

Does constipation cause bad breath? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease?

No, No, and NO!: Please don't be fooled by colon cleanser claims! constipation is defined by doctors as bowel infrequency--less than one stool every 3-4 days. In most cases of non-obstructed constipation, neither bad breath, stomach infections, nor disease in general will result. Be concerned in rare cases of bowel blockage of any cause, marked dysmotility (colonic inertia, pelvic floor dysfunction), etc. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Rubin
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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


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How do I get rid of bad breath from constipation, even if I empty my bowels everyday with the help of prunes? Plus, I have enough fiber and water

How do I get rid of bad breath from constipation, even if I empty my bowels everyday with the help of prunes? Plus, I have enough fiber and water

See a dentist: Constipation will not cause bad breath., bad breathe is caused by oral disease. See a dentist, get your teeth cleaned, follow a routine of good brushing and flossing. Keep your acid reflux under control and your breath will improve. ...Read more

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Dry mouth/ throat, bad breath, more thirst, frequent urination, some times constipation! Is this symptom for something??

Dry mouth/ throat, bad breath, more thirst, frequent urination, some times constipation! Is this symptom for something??

See your physician: This may not be something serious, but it definitely is something you should discuss with your physician. Some of the symptoms are seen in medical conditions, but sometimes these are part of normal physiology ...Read more

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I have acid reflux-acid washing up throat, indigestion-bad breath from stomach and constipation, laxatives or prunes don't work, solutions?

I have acid reflux-acid washing up throat, indigestion-bad breath from stomach and constipation, laxatives or prunes don't work, solutions?

Comfort control: Avoid eat within 2 hrs before bed time. Sleep with pillow. Avoid fatty food which delay stomach emptying. Decrease stress. Exercise and practice yoga. ...Read more

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Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated.?

Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated.?

Fermentation: The longer stool stays in the large intestine, the more time bacteria have to make products of fermentation (methane, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide.) Encourage your toddler to eat more fiber. Fresh fruit are good sources that toddlers generally like. Also probiotics like active culture yogurt and Activia may help. Consult your pediatrician about other treatment for constipation. ...Read more

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Recovering a little from incomplete bowel movements, but bad breath won't go away, even when not constipated, would this work golden seal 500mg?

Recovering a little from incomplete bowel movements, but bad breath won't go away, even when not constipated, would this work golden seal 500mg?

Bad Breath from....: I am a dentist and not a physician or gastroenterologist so I can only speak from that standpoint. There are many reasons for bad breath, both dental and medical. Poor oral hygiene is by far the biggest cause of bad breath. See this site for some possibilities, but also discuss your symptoms\issues with your physician. Http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of bad breath?

What in the hetaking: Not getting breaking down food out between your teeth using floss. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Many reasons: Bad breath can be attributed to many causes
medications
tooth decay
gum disease
stomach problems
if food products stay in your mouth and decompose they will cause bad breath
have it checked out if you have bad breath. ...Read more

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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

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What are some medical conditions that causes bad breath?

What are some medical conditions that causes bad breath?

Sinus, tonsils, etc: Could be related to upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, diabetes, etc. Or dental infections. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath and how do you know if you have it?

What causes bad breath and how do you know if you have it?

3 things: Most people don't know they have bad breath-a dentist can tell you. Halitosis is usually caused by 3 things: 1) poor oral hygiene leading to gingivitis or periodontitis 2) stomach issues 3) sinus problems. Visit your dentist to have teeth and gums checked and follow their directions. If it's not your mouth, have your doctor check your stomach for acid reflux and your sinuses for chronic infection. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I was wondering what are the main causes of bad breath and how should I avoid it?

I was wondering what are the main causes of bad breath and how should I avoid it?

Bad Breath: Main cause is usually poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information on medical and dental causes as well as help preventing and eliminating it. Start with a visit to your dentist for an evaluation. Http://www. Smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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My filling came out does it cause bad breath?

My filling came out does it cause bad breath?

Bacteria that find: Access under a failing/loose filling can have a simply awful smell and taste. The bad breath is caused by the oral bacteria and not simply from a lost filling. The tooth that has lost the restoration needs to be evaluated very soon. Delay is unwise. Other causes of breath malodor can be explained to you by your dentist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that allergies cause bad breath?

Is it possible that allergies cause bad breath?

Congestion: If your allergies are creating congestion and mucous, they could cause bad breath. However, the most common cause is dental-decay or gum/ bone disease. Have it checked. ...Read more

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Bad breath in a 19 month old. What could cause it?

Crusted milk curds: If baby is normal and is not taking any meds, probably from not cleaning milk off the tongue. ...Read more

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Can some medicines for hypertension cause bad breath?

Can some medicines for hypertension cause bad breath?

Dry mouth: Hypertensive medications have a common side effect of causing xerostomia (dry mouth). This decreases the saliva flow in your mouth and its rinsing properties. This might predisposes area to plaque accumulation. However, with proper brushing and regular professional cleanings, your concern of bad breathe can be controlled. ...Read more

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Is culterelle a good probiotic? Can it cause bad breath if taken daily?

Is culterelle a good probiotic? Can it cause bad breath if taken daily?

Yes, not known to: There are many good probiotics but the strain in culturelle has been used in over 800 research studies (more than any other strain) and has been found to be both safe ; effective for a variety of health issues. Some people have mild gas ; bloating when they start taking it ; it may help kill unfriendly flora, but it is not known to cause bad breath. Visit http://www. Culturelle. Com/
for more info. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad breath and how to avoid it?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad breath and how to avoid it?

Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, and it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque ; tartar in between ; behind the teeth, ; presence of cavities are common causes. Also, many people have more accumulation of germs and debris on top surface of their tongue (to be brushed daily too). Others:presences of "post nasal drainage", acid reflux/ digestive problems ;. ...Read more

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Is there an effective/permanent way to dissipate bad breath caused by chronic sinusitis?

Is there an effective/permanent way to dissipate bad breath caused by chronic sinusitis?

Nasal wash: Try a nasal wash product. It is a bottle that you fill with purified water and a salt/baking soda packet. You then stand over the sink, place the bottle in your nose, and gently spray the bottle. It will clear out bacteria, mucus, and debris from the nasal and lower sinuses. Have you been tested for allergies? Sometimes allergies can mask as chronic sinusitis. Be well. ...Read more

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I have a bad breath problem I have no gum problem but I have a gastric problem does gastric problem can cause bad breath?

I have a bad breath problem I have no gum problem but I have a gastric problem does gastric problem can cause bad breath?

Yes it can.: Bad breath comes from volitile sulfur compounds. The source of these are from decaying tissue in some location. If you have perfect oral hygiene and have no "gum" problems then you should look for the origin somewhere else. It could be from your gastric problem, diabetes, or a tumor. Have a thorough physical exam asap. ...Read more

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I brush twice a day but still have bad breath in the evenings and nights. What is the cause? Is there a cure and who should I consult with?

Halimeter Test: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath or halitosis, poor dental hygiene or may be a sign of other serious health problems. See your dentist for Halimeter test and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. ...Read more

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Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?

Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more