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18 y/o bad breath; have GERD and tonsil stones, doctors say tonsils are too small to remove, what are some ways to reduce halitosis?

18 y/o bad breath; have GERD and tonsil stones, doctors say tonsils are too small to remove, what are some ways to reduce halitosis?

Bad breath: Maintain regular dental visits. Brush and floss thoroughly at least twice a day. Clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or toothbrush...See your dentist or dental hygienist for proper technique. Control your gerd with diet. Gargle with mouthwash to try and flush debris from the tonsil areas. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is there any way to prevent bad breath if someone has gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Treat the GERD: In addition to treating the gerd you may want to try smart mouth oral rinse as it binds sulphur compounds that are a major former of gases that contribute to bad breath. Also brush with a toothpaste containing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize oral acids that form from the dissolving of the hydrochloric stomach acid gas in the saliva. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) oral rinses may also help breath & tooth problems from gerd. ...Read more

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I have been burping continuously for 3 days, have bad breath which won't go away (not oral problems) and sometimes my stomach growls. Should i get the treatmentfor gerd?

I have been burping continuously for 3 days, have bad breath which won't go away (not oral problems) and sometimes my stomach growls. Should i get the treatmentfor gerd?

A thought : I would encourage you to immediately see your physician for an examination. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist. In dentistry we are confronted with this problem called acid reflux. When the acidic regurgitation enters the oral cavity, it causes erosion and breakdown of tooth structure. Your doctor may talk with you about your lifestyle and some changes that can benefit your health. ...Read more

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I have GERD and hiatal hernia. That causes me a bad breath. How can I treat my dental hygiene appropriately?

I have GERD and hiatal hernia. That causes me a bad breath. How can I treat my dental hygiene appropriately?

Maybe unrelated : While gerd can damage enamel, and even bad breath, it may also be completely unrelated to your dental hygiene. A trial of anti-acid medications will control the acid, but may not control the reflux of non-acid stomach contents. If the problem is bad enough, consider testing to quantify the the reflux and look for damage to the esophagus - endoscopy, ph test, manometry, & upper GI contrast study. ...Read more

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Take 20mg Prilosec 6am an d before bed. Gerd is still bad.daily chest pain. Chest bubbles. Burning Bad breath Burping. Recent endo no hpylori. help!

Take 20mg Prilosec 6am an d before bed. Gerd is still bad.daily chest pain. Chest bubbles. Burning Bad breath Burping. Recent endo no hpylori. help!

H pylori: . Then if you r obese lose weight. If you eat junk food or soda-STOP. If you eat at erratic times then stop.eat an early dinner by 6 PM.Avoid alcohol except for social occa.NO STRESS!!! Important thing-do not drink any water or fluids with food at least for 90 min, then drink as much as you want.http://www.pdrhealth.com/proton-pump-inhibitors/foods-to-avoid-while-taking-proton-pump-inhibitors ...Read more

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Burning feel on right tonsil and ear.When tonsil burns,bad breath is present and becomes worst. night sweats very often. allergies? or gerd?

Burning feel on right tonsil and ear.When tonsil burns,bad breath is present and becomes worst. night sweats very often. allergies? or gerd?

Need diagnosis: A burning feeling in the right tonsil with referred pain to the ear sounds like an inflammatory condition or tonsillitis. I would suggest you see your physician for proper diagnosis. Doubt GERD or allergy. The odor also suggests infection. GERD would probably not effect only one tonsil. ...Read more

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Heart burn, ingestion, night sweats, migraines, nausea, bad breath... Do I have GERD?

Heart burn, ingestion, night sweats, migraines, nausea, bad breath... Do I have GERD?

GERD, Anxiety: Heartburn and indigestion can be symptoms of Anxiety. night sweats, migraines and nausea are more likely due to Anxiety caused by stressors of relationships, school and unresolved conflicts Avoid Alcohol, fatty foods chocolate, coffee, citrus fruits and juices. Please see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and Treatment including Counseling, life style changes, relaxation, and medication. ...Read more

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I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath.Any natural remedies?

Diagnosis first: Before trying any remedy i feel the proper diagnosis is most important. Gerd can lead to esophageal erosions leading to increased esophageal cancer risk. An experienced gastroenterologist should be able to determine if an endoscopic examination is necessary. Treatment options (both conventional and natural) can be discussed afterwards. ...Read more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

How is halitosis diagnosed?

People tell you: Most of the time other people will tell you or offer you mints and gum a lot. You can't smell your own bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing daily and seeing the dentist every 6 months will go a long way toward curing your halitosis. You must floss to remove food debris and plaque, brush the tongue thoroughly. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria to thrive on. Halitosis has multiple causes. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for halitosis?

Are there any tests for halitosis?

Yes, but not needed: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods/drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Some substances stick to the teeth. Special tests for "gases" are not needed, as the odor is usually obvious. ...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