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How can you stop post nasal drip that is causing bad breath?

How can you stop post nasal drip that is causing bad breath?

Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip (Definition)

Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more


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What is a good way to cure post nasal drip and stop bad breath caused by it?

See Dentist then ENT: First try to determine the cause of the sinus problems. An infected upper tooth can cause chronic sinus problems. If there are not dental problems then see a physician or ent. ...Read more

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Any medicine to cure post nasal drip which causes bad breath.

Any medicine to cure post nasal drip which causes bad breath.

Decongestants: Decongestants can be taken orally in pill form, or nasally, in spray form. These treat symptoms only.Get examined and find out what's causing your problem. You may have inhalation allergies, it which case your dr.. May wish to treat differently. ...Read more

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What is causing my bad breath? I have post nasal drip/acid reflux.I am taking meds,but still bad breath.No dental problems.The back of my tongue=white

What is causing my bad breath? I have post nasal drip/acid reflux.I am taking meds,but still bad breath.No dental problems.The back of my tongue=white

Your mouth may be: TOO DRY!! Yes dry mouth (made worse by some medications!!) may be the cause of halitosis or bad breath! Ask your dentist for recommendations for preparation which will help moisten the mucous membranes of your mouth! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Halitosis: 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 your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Reconsider : A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read more

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How to minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

Saline washes: If the bad breath is due to the post-nasal drip, doing saline nasal washes will help. If not improving with this, please see your doctor, as both post-nasal drip and bad breath can each have a variety of causes. ...Read more

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How can I minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

How can I  minimize   bad breath with post nasal drip?

My Suggestions: There are many causes of bad breath and post nasal drip is only one of them. You should consult with both a dentist and ENT specialist to determine the exact cause and then you will be instructed how best to treat it. It is better to eliminate the problem rather than covering up the problem. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bad breath related to post nasal drip?

Viral or allergy: Bad breath secondary to a post nasal drip is very common. Not only is it the time of year for viral infections (flu?) but you live in an area of california that has many airborne allergens. Treat the nasal drip, make sure you scape and brush your tongue. An md consult would not go amiss. Good luck! ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more