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How is halitosis treated?

How is halitosis treated?

Source: Cavities and gum disease can cause bad odor; need to check with your dentist. ...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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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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How is gingivitis treated?

How is gingivitis treated?

Brush your gums : Most people brush their teeth but ignore their gums. Make sure to brush the gums on both sides of your teeth- even if they bleed. Floss at least 3 times a week to flush food and bacteria from your gums. Your gums may bleed - but that is okay. The gums will 'tighten up' in a couple of days of brushing. Visit your dentist every six months to make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly. ...Read more

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How is chronic periodontitis treated?

How is chronic periodontitis treated?

Chronic TLC: While there are many different treatments for periodontal disease, they all involve regular dental visits. Treatment could include deep cleanings, a change in oral hygiene, surgery, antibiotics and other care. Your dentist or periodontist will direct you as to which options are best for your oral health. ...Read more

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How is plague treated?

How is plague treated?

Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read more

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How is COPD treated?

How is COPD treated?

Inhalers: First, smokers should quit smoking. A number of inhalers are used. There are controlling medications to be taken daily and rescue inhalers to be taken only when needed. For more details, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How is follicultitus treated?

How is follicultitus treated?

Depends: Mild folliculitis usually heals on its own in about 2 weeks. You can take care of yourself at home with warm compresses made with white vinegar or burow's solution. These may ease itching and help healing. Also, medicated shampoo can be used to treat folliculitis on the scalp. If the infection doesn't go away, you may need an antibiotic or antifungal cream. ...Read more

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How is periodontal disease treated?

How is periodontal disease treated?

There are multiple: There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy. Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. [email protected] 4 a referral. ...Read more

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How is streptococcus treated?

How is streptococcus treated?

Which streptococcus: There are multiple species of Streptococcus and they have different pathogenicities. The treatment of streptococcus cause cavities in teeth is very different form the streptococcus causing endocarditis. You may consult this site for a start: https://medlineplus.gov/streptococcalinfections.html ...Read more

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How is asthma treated usually?

How is asthma treated usually?

Inhalers: Most people with asthma will need a bronchodilator (albuterol) for acute symptoms, and often will also need an inhaled steroid (flovent, azmacort, (triamcinolone) or similar) to prevent chronic symptoms. Allergy avoidance is also important. ...Read more

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What is gingivitis and how is it treated?

What is gingivitis and how is it treated?

Inflamed gums: That is the inflammation of gums margins around teeth, if left untreated turns into periodontitis which inflammation of tissues around teeth that is deeper into the gums and harder to treat. I recommend seeing your dentist and getting the proper treatment and also to maintain good oral hygiene through brushing , flossing and eating healthy foods. ...Read more

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How is pneumonia treated?

How is pneumonia treated?

Tx PNA.: Pneumonia is typically a bacterial infection, so antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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How is leukemia treated?

How is leukemia treated?

Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiation is used alone or in addition to drugs depending on the type and stage of cancer. This is a discussion you will have with your cancer team during which you should have ample opportunity to ask questions. Take a pad and paper with you. ...Read more

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How is microdontia usually treated?

How is microdontia usually treated?

Depends: Microdontia if it's a undersize tooth you can build it up with composite, porcelain, a crown. If its a extra tooth which is undersized usually it is removed. ...Read more

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How is endometritis treated best?

How is endometritis treated best?

Endometritis: Endometritis is treated with antibiotics, in some cases a D&C may be part of the treatment. ...Read more

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How is BV typically treated?

How is BV typically treated?

Usually antibiotics: Most of the time BV istreated with a short course of either oral or transvaginal antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is balanitis treated?

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How is balanitis treated?

Here are...: Key rx for balanitis is gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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Asthma, how is it treated nowadays?

Asthma, how is it treated nowadays?

Asthma treatment: There are different kinds of inhalers. A preventive inhaler needs to be taken on a daily basis in some patients with asthma. It keeps the inflammation down in the lungs. A rescue inhaler is taken on an as needed basis for symptom relief. Treatment is individual-based. ...Read more

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