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How long does bad breath associated with strep throat last?

How long does bad breath associated with strep throat last?

Bad breath: Assuming your gums are generally healthy then you problems with strep throat should disappear as soon as your gums stop bleeding
swollen gums trap food particles and bleeding gums both result in bad breath
keep everything as clean as possible
if it still thereafter all signs of strep are gone then see a periodontist to check it out. ...Read more

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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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Does strep throat cause bad breath?

Does strep throat cause bad breath?

It Can: One of the classic signs of strep throat is small pus-filled blisters in the throat. Not only do these blisters sometimes smell bad, but it's also difficult to keep that area clean when it's sore and raw. In fact, keeping your mouth and teeth clean when you have a sore throat is also quite difficult and uncomfortable, so there's another potential cause of bad breath. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.

Candidiasis ?: White spots coating anywhere in the mouth, including tonsils, is a typical symptom of oral candidiasis or oral thrush. If itÂ’s oral thrush, white spots on tonsils are due to a fungal infection.
Rec.: see ENT for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Is shortness of breath common in a person with strep throat?

Not really: If you are having a hard time breathing recommend that you be evaluated expeditiously at the emergency room.
Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. ...Read more

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What are these red lumps at back of my throat? Do they cause bad breath?

What are these red lumps at back of my throat? Do they cause bad breath?

Maybe: Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue. The bumps may be normal taste buds or something else. I would suggest seeing a dentist to help you with both issues. ...Read more

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Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions?

Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions?

See an ENT physician: There are too many possibilities to guess what the problem is so vhave the doctor look down your throat to be able to diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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What could be causing bad breath with red spots on my throat?

Acid Reflux ?: Only a guess. You will need to be examined by a local dentist and physician to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath from the throat, other than tonsil stones?

What can cause bad breath from the throat, other than tonsil stones?

Sinus, teeth, strep: Bacterial or viral throat infections, dental problems, sinus infection can cause bad breath. Dietary aromatics, like onions, garlic get exhaled through lungs, lung infections, occasional gut issues too. ...Read more

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Can an acrylic type retainers cause bad breath, flem, or sore throats?

Can an acrylic type retainers cause bad breath, flem, or sore throats?

Not likely: Removing your acrylic retainer after eating and at night to rinse off or soak is very important and helpful in keeping bacteria from overpopulating on the acrylic. Bad breath can be a possibility if your not.
In regard to the phlegm...the natural reflex of the mouth when food or anything else enters is to produce increased saliva.

Sore throats is most probably unrelated ...Read more

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I got some black mucous expelled from my throat this morning. What could it be? Can it lead to bad breath? What can be done to cure it?

I got some black mucous expelled from my throat this morning. What could it be? Can it lead to bad breath? What can be done to cure it?

Do you smoke?: It could be the byproducts of smoke mixing with mucus. It could be clotted blood mixing with the mucus. It might be a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bad breath from having dry throat?

How do you get rid of bad breath from having dry throat?

Sip water: Frequently, use biotene products or similar to help with the dryness. Consult your physician or dentist to find out the cause and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Small holes in the sides if my throat that get hard, yellow/white balls in them? Really uncomfortable, gives me bad breath. What can I do?

Small holes in the sides if my throat that get hard, yellow/white balls in them? Really uncomfortable, gives me bad breath. What can I do?

Tonsil stones: At the back of the throat are structures called tonsils. They may look like pink golf balls, but are more like a head of cauliflower with crypts that can trap bits of food, debris and bacteria. On occasion, calcifications ("tartar" like on teeth) or infections can develop in these crypts. All infections smell bad. Gargling with salt water or listerine may help, but sometimes you need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Sticky, smelly lump of phlegm in my throat causing chronic bad breath. Why is it always there?

Sticky, smelly lump of phlegm in my throat causing chronic bad breath. Why is it always there?

You need to see ENT: You may have sinus infection or some other infection causing bad breath and lump of phlegm
consult yoor doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a throat infection that causes dry throat and bad breath?

Most of them: most throat infection caused dry throat and bad breath.
If you have one, see your doctor ...Read more

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My boyfriend has bad breath and little white things in back of his throat. Could these be the tonsil stones, and what do we do about it?

My boyfriend has bad breath and little white things in back of his throat. Could these be the tonsil stones, and what do we do about it?

See the doctor: There are many things that can cause halitosis, and since this appears to be a change in the way his breath usually smells, and because of the whiteness that you see in the back of the throat, he should see his doctor to be evaluated. Although these are not likely to be tonsil stones, they do need to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I constantly find small yellow lumps of disgusting smelling substance in the flaps at the back of my throat. They smell like bad breath. Any ideas?

I constantly find small yellow lumps of disgusting smelling substance in the flaps at the back of my throat. They smell like bad breath. Any ideas?

See a Dr: You need and oral exam with cultures of the throat. It could be streptococcal, or other bactedia or even fungal from yeast. Go to pcp or ENT doctor. This could cause endocarditis, rheumatic fever or you could have and underlying immunosupression like cancer or HIV virus. ...Read more

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Spit out tiny brownish, green covered solid rigid specks the size of strawberry seeds from the back of my throat. Bad breath smell. 17 not a smoker.

Tonsil calcification: Sometimes when your tonsils become inflamed they produce small calcified excretions. The inflammation can be caused by a number of different things. Try gargling with warm salt water about 1 tbsp to 8 oz of water. It's best to see your doctor so that they can have a look in the back of your throat to make sure there isn't anything serious going on. ...Read more

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I have experienced severe bad breath for 5 years now. Itfeels like there is something stuck at the back of my mouth and throat that I can't get out. What should I do?

I have experienced severe bad breath for 5 years now. Itfeels like there is something stuck at the back of my mouth and throat that I can't get out. What should I do?

Consult ASAP!: There are many causes of bad breath. However, what deeply concerns me is what you feel in the back of your throat. It could be an infection or a growth. You should see an oral surgeon and\or an ear nose and throat specialist as soon as possible for an evaluation. These things can lead to serious complications and even be life threatening. Don't delay. Hopefully it is not serious. ...Read more

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I noticed my bad breath gets worse when im hungry n I feel like b. Breath comes from my throat. Which doctor of my local hospital I should contact?

I noticed my bad breath gets worse when im hungry n I feel like b. Breath comes from my throat. Which doctor of my local hospital I should contact?

Dentist: Unless you have an infection / sore throat, most bad breath, that is not food based (garlic, onions, etc) is from bacteria on the back of the tongue or from gum disease bacteria. See your dentist first for a thorough evaluation, possibly deep cleaning.
Until then, brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper to clean off the tongue surface, you will be amazed at the results. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing drinks and food. I also feel my throat is dry and sore. I'm drooling and I've recently started having bad breath.

I'm having trouble swallowing drinks and food. I also feel my throat is dry and sore. I'm drooling and I've recently started having bad breath.

PopularWithTheGirls?: Sounds like you've got an infection in there, buddy! It may or may not need antibiotics, but it's at least a 50/50 chance for you. If you also have a fever and maybe some tender areas in the front part of your next, then it's 90/10. Drooling isn't a very good sign, either, so I suggest you see a doctor before it gets worse and see whther or not you need to take an antibiotic or another medication.+ ...Read more

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I have puss balls coming out from the sidewalls of my mouth. Bad breath and thirst occur as well. No sore throat. Have had it for weeks. Any ideas?

Not on the Internet: Please sign off of the internet and get yourself to medical care today. Your statement is the very definition of when one goes to the doctor. ...Read more

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How to improve bad breath? Diet high in dairy milk products but balance with water. Floss nightly never mouthwash. Listerine dries throat out badly.

How to improve bad breath? Diet high in dairy milk products but balance with water. Floss nightly never mouthwash. Listerine dries throat out badly.

Halitosis: Bad breath can have many causes, including acid reflux, cavities, gum disease, sinus issues, and your diet. Once the cause is determined, you can address the issue(s). Everything else just masks the symptoms. Seek the help of a local dentist and gastroenetologist. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been running a fever suddenly of 101-102, no energy, and bad breath. No redness of throat and no congestion.

My 5 year old has been running a fever suddenly of 101-102, no energy, and bad breath. No redness of throat and no congestion.

Rest, fluids and...: Fever is how our body fights infection. It is most likely that she has a viral infection. Antibiotics won't help and medicine like Tylenol (acetaminophen) will sabotage her immune system and prolong her illness; OK to give that if she feels miserable but best to let it run its course. She should rest and have lots of fluids. Avoid sweets. Chicken soup and vitamin C may help. See Dr. if not better in a few days. ...Read more

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Yellow spots behind tonsils at back of throat. They don't hurt but make me have very bad breath! What are they and how can I get rid of them?

Normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. ...Read more

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I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

Tonsilar Crypts: They are natural craters in the tonsils that collect debris then sometimes can cause bad breath or bother you, . A dentist can remove them. Or you can try mouthwash. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more