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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?

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?

It may not be PND: Bad breath has more causes than you think. Foods we eat (everyone knows that), but it could be from stomach acid or stomach contents bubbling up. And also post nasal drip but....Just s drippy nose usually doesn't lend itself to bad breath. It could be you have a sinus infection. Try an otc decongestant and if the problem persists see an md or dmd and get an antibiotic for poss sinus infection. ...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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Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?

Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?

Unlikely: Having had a deviated septum myself, (car accident) this would very unlikely be the cause of your symptoms. A deviated septum typically only affect breathing through the nose. ...Read more

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I hear whitening toothpaste destroys enamel. What toothpaste do you recommend and why? Mouthwash recommended? Bad breath from post-nasal drip/inhaler!

I hear whitening toothpaste destroys enamel. What toothpaste do you recommend and why? Mouthwash recommended? Bad breath from post-nasal drip/inhaler!

ADA Approved!: Whitening toothpastes can destroy enamel if overused since they are often too abrasive for your teeth. However, if you use a tube of whitening toothpaste here and there then you'll be fine. I always recommend antiseptic mouthwashes. Check for the ada seal of approval! the ada website (ada.Org) has a list of approved mouthwashes and toothpastes. ...Read more

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I've had bad breath for a long time.Went to an ENT,and got meds for post nasal drip and acid reflux.After week of use,breath still smell.oral healthok?

I've had bad breath for a long time.Went to an ENT,and got meds for post nasal drip and acid reflux.After week of use,breath still smell.oral healthok?

See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. 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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I've had all these symptoms for the past 3 months: nasal congestion, tired, achey body, headaches, dizzy, weak, sore throat, bad breath what could it be?

I've had all these symptoms for the past 3 months: nasal congestion, tired, achey body, headaches, dizzy, weak, sore throat, bad breath what could it be?

Chronic infection: You may well have chronic sinus infection, but this might not explain the weakness and muscle pains. You should be seen by a primary care physician and if necessary referred to an ENT doctor. Hope you are better soon. Why did you wait 3 months? ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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Can problems with the nasals (oxymetazoline) cause bad breath?

Yes: Infected sinuses can cause bad breath, but also have tonsils checked and ask your dentist to make sure there are no infections in your mouth. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath and yellow nasal discharge?

Sinus infections: The yellow discharge id due to bacteria, usually h, influenza, staph, or strep. The bad breath can be from postnasal drip and the bacteria which smells getting to your throat. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses? Used in a nasal rinse bottle to clean out my nasal passages.

Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses? Used in a nasal rinse bottle to clean out my nasal passages.

Probably not.: Although multiple poorly designed studies have suggested an antibacterial effect for tea tree oil, there have been no large randomized studies of its use, especially in the nasal passages. And although most people do not have reactions, there have been reports of deaths due to TTO ingestion in rats and reports of oral poisoning in children and adults. Be careful of what you read on the Internet. ...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.

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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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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