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Could It Be My Deviated Septum Is Causing Bad Breath
Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery. Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.
Reconsider: A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read more
Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?
Unlikely: Having had a deviated septum myself, (car accident) this would very unlikely be the cause of your symptoms. A deviated septum typically only affect breathing through the nose. ...Read more
Could breath fine through left nostril until recently, even with deviated septum. But it has a spur on it now. Could sinus cancer be a cause somehow?
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Does snoring relate to having a deviated septum? I cannot breath while snoring and I often wake up with headaches.
My son has just had surgery for a deviated septum and turbinates reductions. He can't breath through the stents. Any advice to help him?
I had surgery on my deviated septum but its worse now. I wake up at night just to blow my nose because I can't breath. Its almost completely closed.?
Do I really need septoplasty? I have a lot of sinus problems and a deviated septum, but I can breath. I don't think I breath as well as other people do, but I can breath. I have other problems that might contribute to my sinus issues like allergies and h
Can having a deviated septum cause really bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, the snot will fall to my mouth and I gag on it.
Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good
Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated. ...Read more
Can random twitching be caused by lack of oxygen caused by deviated septum? I can almost breath normally but ENT wants surgery for headache/tinnitus.
Yes, but no: A lung abscess is so completely rare when compared to oral reasons for bad breath. I would not suspect an abscess of a lung unless there where more breathing/pleurisy type symptoms. My first suggestion would be brush your tongue and drink water. See a dentist to determine if there is a true dental reason that you have bad breath if you are a smoker, stop now! ...Read more
Dental & Medical: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of bad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Which one?: Is this a hypothetical question or related to your own bad breath issue? If it's a hypothetical one, space is limited here and you can research it by doing a google search. If you yourself have bad breath, first rule out any dental causes by seeing a dentist. If your dentist feels the cause may be medical in origin, he\she will refer you to a physician to check you out medically. ...Read more
Possible.: It is absolutely necessary to chew food properly before you swallow as digestion begins in the mouth, when food gets mixed with saliva.The food also is properly pulverised so that stomach acid & other enzmes of intestine can act upon the food more readily, & hence this process helps I n proper digestion. If the food is not digested properly, it backs up in the system, & when you burp, bad breath occurs. ...Read more
I was reading about how not chewing your food causes poor digestion. Could bad breath happen because of it?
Usually a cause: There is usually a cause for bad breath. Proper oral hygiene and healthy dentition and gums is the most important. But meds, supplements, poor nutrition and leaking fillings and/or crowns (caps,) can be sources. Get a thorough checkup. Brushing your tongue does help. You do not want to overuse breath mints, etc., because the sucking on the mints can cause problems over time. ...Read more
Crusted milk curds: If baby is normal and is not taking any meds, probably from not cleaning milk off the tongue. ...Read more
Gerd, Gas, Ulcer: 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 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
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
Bad breath: Caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see your dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more
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