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Does Thrush Cause Bad Breath
Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
Gingivitis: Some streptococcal species may be involved in gingival (gum) infections and these can produce bad breath. This can also result from infections in the sinuses, the back of the throat and other upper respiratory areas. The odor is that of destroyed tissue rather than products produced by the bacteria. ...Read more
It Can: One of the classic signs of strep throat is small pus-filled blisters in the throat. Not only do these blisters sometimes smell bad, but it's also difficult to keep that area clean when it's sore and raw. In fact, keeping your mouth and teeth clean when you have a sore throat is also quite difficult and uncomfortable, so there's another potential cause of bad breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably very little: Most people's tongues are cleaned somewhat by food and drinking, so that thick odoriferous bacteria does not build up. There are tools sold to scrape and clean the tongue if you are concerned, or you could just use a dull dinner type knife to scrape the tongue. What i would be worried about is breaking and cracking of teeth. I have seen teeth lost from clenching on the barbell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: these are two separate processes. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by mouth bacteria which dont have anything to do with the lower GI tract which is essentially separated from the "lower" GI tract by the acid within the stomach. For bad breath I recommend brushing your tongue daily and seeing your dentist. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necesarily: If you already have a good oral hygiene routine, it could be dehydration make sure to drink plenty of water. Eating desserts at night before bed and not brushing your teeth can show up as bad breath in the morning. A whole list of medical conditions also cause bad breath, diabetes is the most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil stone: Is very common condition. Tonsil stones are irregularly-yellowish, very bad-smelling globs of calcium, collagen, mucus and bacteria that get caught in the back of the throat. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a constant bad breath, sore throat and earache. Remove the stone with waterpik. If concerned see ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It shouldn't: Flonase on the nose should not cause thrush if used as recommended. Flovent may cause thrush especially if one does not gargle and rinse off the cortisone after spraying. The reason? Cortisone increases the sugar level at the throat making one disposed to have yeast overgrowth. ...Read more
Not sure : Gastritis is defined as inflammation of the stomach lining due to high levels of acid production. Other causes include using pain killers ( Aspirin , Indomethacin etc). Gastroesophageal reflux ( heartburn) is associated with the above conditions . There is association between uncontrolled heart burn and asthma though it is controversial. I do not see a direct link between gastritis and breathing. ...Read more
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