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How long does bad breath associated with common cold last?

How long does bad breath associated with common cold last?

7-10 days: The common cold lasts 7-10 days so if this actually caused your bad breath then it should disappear when your cold disappears. ...Read more

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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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Decayed tooth and I have bad breath now is this common ?

Bacteria Cause Both!: Here is a simple explanation of the common oral problems. Tooth decay is caused by plaque which is the sticky stuff that forms on teeth. It contains billions of bacteria which eat the food you eat and produce acids as their waste which desolves the teeth. The same bacteria irritate the gums so they bleed and the rotting plaque and blood is what causes bad breath. ...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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How long does bad breath associated with cold sores last?

How long does bad breath associated with cold sores last?

No relation: If you think your breath is bad it is probably because your oral hygiene is not adequate where the cold sores are located because of the discomfort cleaning in that area. ...Read more

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Is it common for one to have bad breath while sleep deprived?

Is it common for one to have bad breath while sleep deprived?

Yes If Dehydrated: When you are sleep deprived, you throw your whole system off. If you are not eating properly & not taking in enough water, the bacteria in the mouth will have a field day and produce bad breath. ...Read more

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Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?

Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?

Yes: Black hairy tongue is caused by the elongation of the papillas of the tounge , caused by an overgrowth of fungi. Most likely brought on by taking antibiotics or certain mouthwashes. Bad breath can occur when sulpher compounds collect in the elongated papilla. Tongue scraping can help. ...Read more

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My chest hurts, I have shortness of breath, and can't quit coughing. Is this a common cold, or is something else wrong?

My chest hurts, I have shortness of breath, and can't quit coughing. Is this a common cold, or is something else wrong?

Cough/sob: When you have repeated bouts of cough you could get chest pain. However cough with shortness of breath and chest pain , you need to rule out pneumonia. If negative it is simply an upper respiratory tract infection. You need physical examination and testing. Consult an md. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since i gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since i gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

GEt it checked now: It may be a simple and harmless tremor from muscle fatigue or normal movement, or a side effect from the syrup, or even something serious like a seizure. Ventolin syrup can have tremor as a side effect - it works a bit like caffeine. But just in case, i would stop the ventolin and have your baby checked right away if the tremor is continuing or if there is other trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Grey sputum from lungs(after a 10 day bout of chest cold) since one year plus funny taste and bad breath. X ray and sputum test normal . Pl advise?

Grey sputum from lungs(after a 10 day bout of chest cold) since one year plus funny taste and bad breath. X ray and sputum test normal . Pl advise?

1 year?: If it's been going in for a year, you need a TB blood test and/or current chest xray. You may have a sinus infection which could also cause chronic symptoms such as yours. If TB is excluded, I would consider 4-6 weeks of clindamycin or amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the USA), or metronidazole or a macrolide such as azithromycin or clarithromycin. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more