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I have really bad breath between one of my molars My girlfriend jokes and says it smells like poop and she's right I floss often but smell still there?

I have really bad breath between one of my molars My girlfriend jokes and says it smells like poop and she's right I floss often but smell still there?

Bad Breath: There are many causes of what you describe and the only way to determine the cause followed by appropriate treatment is to see a local dentist for a thorough medical history, clinical exam and x-rays. Causes may include dental decay, periodontal abscess, food impaction, improper or inadequate tooth brushing and flossing, fractured or loose filling, etc. Not to mention some medical conditions. ...Read more

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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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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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Bad breath problem mainly in summer. Asthma and tuberculosis tests are negative. My doctor says that I have dust allergies. Please advise me.

Bad breath problem mainly in summer. Asthma and tuberculosis tests are negative. My doctor says that I have dust allergies. Please advise me.

Bad breath: Halitosis (bad breath) may be a symptom of chronic sinus infection or even acid reflux. Allergic rhinitis with post nasal discharge and mouth breathing from nasal congestion could lead to bad breath more likely year round. Treatment for dust mite allergy should be confirmed and if present treated. If halitosis resolves, then that was the reason. ...Read more

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If you use an unwashed bed pillow for 20yrs wouldn't dust mite issues and other "bugs" cause health problems?

If you use an unwashed bed pillow for 20yrs wouldn't dust mite issues and other "bugs" cause health problems?

Possible: The mites tend to thrive in the stuffing and less on the surface. No problem unless you are allergic to it. On the other, is this a theoretical exercise since I'd doubt that even a homeless person would allow the pillow unwashed for 20 years. ...Read more

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Yes: I have seen some of those side effects with zyrtec, though not often. You can try claritin syrup or allegra syrup and see it they have little or no side effects. An alternative would be a nasal spray like Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). Good luck ...Read more

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes, and rapid heart beat in children? Evaluating whether to give this to my son for dust mite allergy

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes, and rapid heart beat in children? Evaluating whether to give this to my son for dust mite allergy

See a good allergist: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the most potent of the new antihistamines and while it is very effective as an allergy medication, it does have side-effects, although rarely seen. For instance, 10% of kids/adults have a very hard time waking up in morning if on this med, or feeling drained, tired. My family has experienced this first hand....so behavioral changes is certainly possible I expect. Talk to your allergist. ...Read more

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Foul smelling stool; bad breath (milder but similar to stool). Eat fruits, vegs, balanced diet& drink lotsa h2o. Brush regularly. Please help?

Foul smelling stool; bad breath (milder but similar to stool). Eat fruits, vegs, balanced diet& drink lotsa h2o. Brush regularly. Please help?

Regarding bad breath: There are many causes of bad breath, both medical and dental in origin. See the following website for some more information. However, you will have to see a dentist who can evaluate you for dental causes. In addition, you should see a physician to rule out medical causes and discuss your issues with him\her as appropriate. See: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing bad breath for about a year now and it smells like feces and I honestly don't know what to do. I brush my teeth twice a d?

Hi, I have been experiencing bad breath for about a year now and it smells like feces and I honestly don't know what to do. I brush my teeth twice a d?

Brushing not enough: Brushing alone will not create a healthy oral environment. Halitosis may be caused by GERD, medications, diet, failure to clean between teeth, need to dislodge material from top of tongue, infected tonsils/adenoids/sinuses, metabolic disorders, etc. Please, you need a full work-up by BOTH your General Dentist and your General Physician. ...Read more

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Frequent pasty stool in children my 6 yr old grandaughter has had this ever since I can remember. Along with white on her tongue, and bad breath.

Frequent pasty stool in children my 6 yr old grandaughter has had this ever since I can remember. Along with white on her tongue, and bad breath.

Go see her doctor.: If it has been going on for a long time why are you concerned all of a sudden?
She needs to be checked by her pediatrician to know if is a problem or not.
When was the last time if ever that she saw her dentist for a checkup and tooth cleaning and Fluoride treatment? ...Read more

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Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Alcohol Dependence: I understand your distress.
Let Wise Woman within you ask:
•How long is your use of Alcohol?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances?
•Drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decreasing Alcohol; and reasons for it?
See a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol,
•to learn coping skills to deal with stresses
•Attend AA Meetings
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?

I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?

Bad breath: Many things can contribute to bad breath. It usually helps to brush the roof of the mouth and tongue. Better yet is to get a tounge scraper to clean the surface of the tongue, where lots of bacteria tend to accumulate. Patients with gum disease often have oral malodor. ...Read more

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I just feel gross. Oily skin, breakout face/chest/back, nauseous, increased bowel movement (stinks), bad breath, bloated. NOT pregnant. Any ideas why?

I just feel gross. Oily skin, breakout face/chest/back, nauseous, increased bowel movement (stinks), bad breath, bloated. NOT pregnant. Any ideas why?

Could be your diet: I am not an expert in GI but work with a dietitian. The food you eat can potentially cause all your symptoms. Review your dietary intake. Consider a FODMAP diet (http://www. Gastrojournal. Org/article/S0016-5085 (15)01086-0/fulltext) and try to eat healthier. Lower fats and more vegetables. ...Read more

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My doctor says I'm allergic to dust mite (f) but not (p). What's the difference? What do the p and f mean?

Subtle Difference: Der p1 (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) and Der f1 (Dermatophagoides farinae) are the two major mite allergens. If you are allergic to one and not the other it doesn't make much difference. Basically you have a sensitivity to dust mite and should practice avoidance measures: dust mite covers to mattress and pillows, wash sheets on hot cycle once weekly, remove upholstered items from bedroom, etc. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor says I'm allergic to dust mite (f) but not (p). but I don't know the difference! What does the p and f mean?

2 species: There are 2 species of dust mite, dermatophagoidies pterynissinus and dermatophagoidies farinae. The f and p refer to the species. Clinically they live in the same places and trigger the same type of reactions. Use of dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses can help. ...Read more

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Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Yes: Dust mite covers for the pillows, mattress, and box springs can decrease your exposure to dust mites. Additionally, you will want to wash the other bedding (including sheets) on hot water (130 f) once per week. ...Read more

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What can I do for a dust mite allergy?

What can I do for a dust mite allergy?

Mite allergy: There are products available to reduce the mite population. Ask you allergist for info. Also immunotherapy is very successful for improving your resistance to dust mites. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a dust mite allergy?

How do I know if I have a dust mite allergy?

Allergy testing: Allergy testing either skin testing/blood test, usually strong history is suggestive but a definitive answer would be through testing. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for dust mite allergy?

Avoidance: It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamines or topical steroids or antihistamines are very effective. Dust mite exposure in allergic people also can contribute to allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis) and asthma. They are treated in the usual way.
But best is to avoid dust mite exposure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dust mite allergy?

What is the definition or description of: dust mite allergy?

Dust Mite allergy: Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can trigger asthma at times. ...Read more

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I have a natural cotton and horsehair mattress. Is it dust mite and allergy free?

Not really: Do not be fooled by the terms "natural" and "organic". These do not always mean disease free, or harmless and many are not certified to begin with. Your mattress is a terrific hiding place for dust mites and for allergic issues. The best, non-allergenic mattresses are those that use synthetic fibers or sponge rubber that mites cannot live off. ...Read more

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What is the best dust mite allergy treatment?

Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more

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Can allergen sprays really work in controlling dust mite allergy symptoms?

Can allergen sprays really work in controlling dust mite allergy symptoms?

Unfortunately, no: To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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7yr old has had congestion for 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Could This Be Due To his dust mite allergy? Are there any homeopathic ways to cure it?

7yr old has had congestion for 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Could This Be Due To his dust mite allergy? Are there any homeopathic ways to cure it?

Possibly but...: Yes, congestion could be related to allergies and dust mites are among the most common allergens, but it could be related to other allergies, food sensitivities or a low-grade infection. If this persists, blood tests or skin tests can be done to identify allergens. Minimizing exposures is important. Classical homeopathy has the potential to cure allergies with the help of a skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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I've dust-mite allergy. Should I bother about outdoor environment? Or, only indoor environment? Do Veramyst and patanase help with dust-mite allergy?

Work on indoors: There are several things you can do indoors to decrease allergy symptoms from dust mites. Air filters, avoiding open shelves, get rid of carpeting, damp dusting, wear a mask while cleaning, avoid stuffed animals and other items in your bedroom that collect dust, and use an allergy cover on your pillow and mattress. Nasal steroids and nasal antihistamines do help. Outdoor environ is hard to control ...Read more

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I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years. Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?

I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years. Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?

Non specific: Asthma and allergy medicines would help control your symptoms, but if you are sure allergic to dust mites, you first need to avoid exposure as much as you can by using environmental control measures, and if still symptomatic, ask an experienced allergist whether you are a candidate for specific immunotherapy against dust mites, goodluck ...Read more

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A good site about dust mite allergies?

A good site about dust mite allergies?

Missionallergy. Com: This is an allergy-products company founded by an allergist, so the information on the site is solid and reputable. They also make the best of the various types of dust mite encasings on the market. ...Read more

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Dust mite rash. What does it look like?

Dust mite rash. What does it look like?

Rash: Dust mites generally cause eczema, it is patches of very itchy dry skin that can turn red and scaling with scratching ...Read more

Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more