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My dental foul smell ?

My dental foul smell
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Many causes/sites: Bad breath can have GI cause, as simple as what food's eaten. Bowel blockage, lesions can cause odor. A physician can evaluate. If a tooth is decaying, it might have a persistent odor. That decay can occur even under a crown. A patient should keep asking the dentist or doctor to evaluate if no cause of persistent smell is found. Dental/tongue hygiene is important no matter what cause. See comments. ...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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Can allergies cause foul smell and taste?

Yes: If you have significant inflammation in the sinuses, there can be residual changes in the sense of smell and taste. Additionally, if you make copious amounts of mucus, then bad breath is very common. ...Read more

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Bad smell in sinuses , I'm only one can smell bad oder .

Bad smell in sinuses , I'm only one can smell bad oder .

You could have: a sinus infection. speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who may prescribe an antibiotic or may wish to see you. A cuture can be taken from the back of your throat (where sinuses "drip") Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Sinus infection makes food taste awful, why?

Sinus infection makes food taste awful, why?

Taste disturbances: Sinus infections make food taste bad for several reasons: 1. Swelling in the sinuses can disturb the sense of smell which is important in our 'taste' of food. 2. Purulent (infected fluid) discharge drains down the back of the throat and into the mouth and pus never tastes nice 3. The fluid also drains down into the stomach and makes one nauseated. All in all, not an epicurean delight. ...Read more

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Smelly, musty skin odor?

Smelly, musty skin odor?

Several causes: What is the patient we are talking about, as this can be due to different conditions. In children, phenylketonuria produces a characteristic "mousy, musty body odor". Conditions such as candidiasis, hydradenitis suppurativa, as well as factors such as mensturual cycle can change body odor. ...Read more

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Is foul smelling breath symptom of histoplasmosis?

Is foul smelling breath symptom of histoplasmosis?

No: Most bad breath is due to crud on the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system. Histoplasmosis doesn't cause an odor. ...Read more

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What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. This malodorous discharge coats the walls of the vagina, and is usually without significant irritation, pain, or erythema (redness), although mild itching can sometimes occur. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes rotten egg smell stool?

What causes rotten egg smell stool?

See answer: high protein intake can be one cause. Also, recent antibiotic use causing a change in the bacterial environment in your bowels responsible for breaking down and releasing increased amount of hydrogen sulfide. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes rotten smelling diarrea?

What causes rotten smelling diarrea?

Lots of things...: Ranging from what you have eaten, e.g. Onions, garlic, spices, excess (mega dose)vitamins, inflammation, infections with viruses, certain bacteria, meds, blood (usually gives black or maroon stool), poorly absorbed fat or carbohydrates, other. ...Read more

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Does postnasal drip cause halitosis?

Yes, it can.: Postnasal drip can create a malodorous breath. The excessive mucous flow can promote bacterial growth and that usually will smell bad. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause foul smelling burps?

Does  hydrocephalus cause  foul smelling burps?

No known relation: "Sulfur burps" occur after eating foods that have sulfur proteins in them; sulfur- reducing microbes in the intestine digest the proteins and release hydrogen sulfide gas. Some causes are Helicobacter or Giardia infection, eating high-protein, high-sugar meals, some prescription medications & Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth in Crohn's or Celiac Disease. It's more common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Chlamydoa cause fishy smell?

Chlamydoa cause fishy smell?

Vaginosis: A fishy vaginal odor is most often attributed to bacterial vaginosis. This is a condition treated with Rx medications, which can also be present with sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia. Your gynecologist can help you sort this out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why Flagyl causes metallic taste in mouth?

Why Flagyl causes metallic taste in mouth?

Dysguisia: The drug causes an altered sensation of taste. It is believed that Metronidazole (flagyl) interacts with the metal ions that are associated with the cell membranes of the taste buds, thereby altering the sense of taste. ...Read more

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What bacteria cause halitosis?

What bacteria cause halitosis?

Many: There are several strains of bacteria (check out the web) that can cause halitosis/bad breath.) Halitosis is common is usually caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as a result of gum disease, food, or plaque. Some people are more prone to have halitosis, regardless of how well they clean. Do your best, and brush the tongue too. ...Read more

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What causes sulphur smelling burps?

What causes sulphur smelling burps?

Indigestion: Well we have burping in general it usually means that we ate too fast or that you did not chew your food adequately. When burps smell bad, it has a lot to do with what you ate. Try chewing your food better and maybe taking some digestive enzymes. Chlorophyll tablets are great if your burps smell like sulfur. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Smell of strep: Streptococcal infection of the throat does cause the breath to have a peculiar and unique odor. Once you have smelled it you know it. It could be described as garlic like but it is not exactly the same. Close but not quite! ...Read more

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What STD couses vaginal ordor bad smell?

What STD couses vaginal ordor  bad smell?

Trichomonas: It depends on the observer what is typically malodorous. Trichomonas is an anaerobic infection which causes the well-known musty or fishy odor in the discharge. ...Read more

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BO smells like onion? Mouth taste of onion, what causes this?

BO smells like onion? Mouth taste of onion, what causes this?

Body smell: Body smell is unique to an individual. Varies in health ans in disease. Such as in Keto-Acidosis, after heavy smoking, alcohol intake, etc. Body odor does not come from sweat itself because sweat is odorless. Your body produces two types of sweat: the eccrine sweat and apocrine sweat . The eccrine sweat represents a clear sweat, consisting mostly of water that does not smell and plays an important role in regulating our body temperature. The apocrine sweat that is produced by the glands is thicker and is located mainly near hair follicles, on the groin area, in the armpits and on the scalp. When bacteria contacts with apocrine sweat on the surface of the skin, the release of chemicals produces your body odor. Women A curious study conducted by researchers at Firmenich, a company in Geneva revealed that women's body odor contained high levels of sulphur compound, which together with bacteria, feeding on sweat, produces chemical compound thiol that has a smell of onion. According to their findings, men's sweat was found to contain high levels of fatty acid, which when mixed with bacteria from the underarm, produces the smell, resembling cheese. ...Read more

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Breath smells like faeces.

Breath smells like faeces.

Several conditions: Several conditions in the mouth can cause halitosis (bad breath), such as gum disease, dental infections, poor dental hygiene, tonsil infections, multiple oral ulcers, etc... In children (or sometimes adults), if constipation is severe, the stool can be backed up so far that there are fecal odors coming out the mouth... so an exam is needed to see what is going on. ...Read more