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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 there after all signs of strep are gone then see a periodontist to check it out. ...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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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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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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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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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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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...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