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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

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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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Is it halitosis when you can smell your own foul breath when singing or talking?

Is it halitosis when you can smell your own foul breath when singing or talking?

Yes.: Halitosis can be caused by many things, from tooth decay, to gum disease, systemic illness, even post-nasal drip. You should see a dentist and start by treating the most likely source. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of halitosis? I brush my teeth and the disturbing smell does not go away. It's interfiring with my social and love life. Help.

How can I get rid of halitosis? I brush my teeth and the disturbing smell does not go away. It's interfiring with my social and love life. Help.

Need prof help: See dentist to help you learn how to remove sulfur-producing bacteria from between your teeth and from the back of your tongue. See ENT to check your tonsils and adenoids for infection. See internist to check for gerd. ...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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What to do if I am feeling like I have bad breath. I was diagnosedbad. Does this 100% mean by breath is bad and people can smell it?

What to do if I am feeling like I have bad breath. I was diagnosedbad. Does this 100% mean by breath is bad and people can smell it?

Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?

Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?

Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bad breath? Is there a medicine I can take to get rid of my foul smell?

Dental hygiene: First make sure you've got the basics covered. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Using a mouthwash can help also. If these measures aren't working then you should see your dentist as you could have gum disease which is contributing to the bad breath. It's also a good idea to have regular routine dental visits for cleanings. ...Read more

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What is ketone breath and what does it smell like, and is it comparable to any other types of bad breath?

What is ketone breath and what does it smell like, and is it comparable to any other types of bad breath?

Sweet: Ketone breath is usually associated with severe, uncontrolled diabetes. It is described as "sweet" smelling. It is not comparable to other forms of bad breath (halitosis) that are associated with dental hygiene or dental pathology. ...Read more

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My 3yr has really bad breath. The smell is still there after brushing. What is the cause and how can I help?

Various causes: Many people associate bad breath with bad hygiene, but commonly misdiagnosed or unchecked items are allergies, reflux, and airway obstructions. Use a team approach with the dentist, ENT and pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have had bad breath 4 years, but have never been able 2 smell it. Others reactions made me aware of it. I can now smell a foul order when I breathe?

I have had bad breath 4 years, but have never been able 2 smell it. Others reactions made me aware of it.  I can now smell a foul order when I breathe?

Bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other systemic health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Im42 yrs. Old women suffering from heavy growth on togue bacteria & no madecines or washes or foaming or gargles make useto stop the bad breath smell, cyteal vaginite foaming solution give me good results for few hours give me advice

Im42 yrs. Old women  suffering from heavy growth on togue bacteria & no madecines or washes or foaming or gargles  make useto stop the bad breath smell, cyteal vaginite foaming solution give me good results for few hours give me advice

Only 1 good solution: I have been treating bad breath patients for over27 years. The main consept here is to completely eliminate odor producing bacteria , unfortunately brushing and flossing an mouthwash doesnot provide long lasting effect, due to a fact that it only mechanically removes very small fraction of bacteria from your mouth. We have been utlising full mouth detox and other methods and can achieve 98% succes. ...Read more

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Heey doc, ivee been having this chronic bad breath for the pass 3 years now. People could smell me from close doors and feets away. I tried everything?

Heey doc, ivee been having this chronic bad breath for the pass 3 years now. People could smell me from close doors and feets away. I tried everything?

Determine the cause: Once the cause of your bad breath is determined, you can address the factors and treat your halitosis Diet, sinus infection, decayed teeth, periodontal disease, and acid reflux are a few of the most common causes. Start with your dentist... get a thorough exam and a professional cleaning; have all decayed teeth restored. If problem persists, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.

What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.

Sinusitis: If breathing out of the nose smell bad then you may suffer from sinusitis. Chronic use of nose spray also cause chronic sinus inflammation. Treat the cause, not the symptom. Go to your ENT to see a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My son just had tonsils removed 4 days ago and has terribly bad breath. What can I do to ease the smell? When will it go away? He's 8 yrs old.

May Be Normal: Talk to the ent. This can be normal after such a surgery and may take 1-2 weeks to get better. I hesitate to gargle without their advice. ...Read more

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Bad breath &bad smell in my nose. My boyfriend can tell me what i've ate by the smell coming from nose. I've tried peroxide.What can I do/whats cause?

Bad breath &bad smell in my nose. My boyfriend can tell me what i've ate by the smell coming from nose. I've tried peroxide.What can I do/whats cause?

Deviated septum: You may have a condition known as " deviated septum" that affects normal passage of secretion from your nose and cause stagnation, this way there are billions of odor producing bacteria, that are being retained there and cause this characteristic odor. Please get referral to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Sudden bad breath? Smells like eggs, sometimes in nose as well. Been going on for 4 months now

Sudden bad breath? Smells like eggs, sometimes in nose as well. Been going on for 4 months now

Gum Disease #1: The #1 reason for bad breath is gum disease. Volatile sulfur compound (vsc) are released which causes the rotten egg smell. There are mouth rinses that will neutralize vscs, but the source, which is most likely infected gums, needs to be treated. You will need to see your dentist to treat any gum infection and your physician to rule out a sinus infection or other possible source of your problem. ...Read more

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So my boyfriend has bad breath, so when ever I kiss him I want to gag cause it smells bad how dose he get rid of it doc?

Find cause: The usual cause of bad breath is crud on the tongue and between the teeth. Have him floss between his teeth and then run the floss over the back of his tongue. If the floss smells like bad breath afterwards, you've got it treated. You need to do the same of course to keep him company. If the breath is still nasty, there may be chronic oral disease; a physician can find it. Good luck. ...Read more

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