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How To Get Rid Of Bad Taste
Depends: Or do you mean bad breath? Can you describe when it started? Good hygiene...Flossing, brushing and brushing tongue will keep mouth clean and help taste buds function optimally. Taste can also be altered by types of dental appliances (dentures, retainers), meds, sinusitis, some vitamin deficiencies and systemic conditions. Some of these are also causes for bad breath. Talk with your doc. ...Read more
Well...: Assuming that you're brushing and flossing regularly, bad breath can be a sign of a chronic sinus infection or an infection in your mouth and/or throat. If you are having any pain in your forehead or cheeks or tenderness in your mouth or throat and/or a stiff neck, see your doc right away. Post nasal drip and gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath. It's worth it to have an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid common causes: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods or drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Stomach odors will come up through burps, and even without noticeable burps. Some substances stick to the teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: You really can't do anything to get rid of them. They are caused by a virus and will get better on their own with time. You can take Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain and avoid anything acidic or spicy in your diet that might make the pain worse. Sometimes topical lidocaine gel help with the pain as well, but make sure that it is out of reach of small children as this can be toxic to them. ...Read more
Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clean up Diet: Eliminate sugars, carbohydrates from your diet. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and reduce meat intake. Take a supplement with large quantities of chlorophyll as well as vegetables high in chlorophyll. Take probiotics three times daily till odor gone. Bathe daily. If these things don't work within a couple of weeks you need to have scopes done top and bottom (egd/colonoscopy). ...Read more
See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath (nose and throat/mouth), 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes needed: Migraines have many types and symptoms, so evaluation and management can be helped with consultation with neurologist or headache md. Prevention is helpful, such as use of botox. Early treatment with prescription meds are often indicated, especially if you are very ill with the migraines. These can shorten or minimize migraine problems when taken very early in the process. ...Read more
Wear it out!: Seriously, since bad colds are the result of viruses, there is little to no evidence that any medication, food, or home remedy can actually stop a cold in its tracks--certainly nothing similar to the proper use of an antibiotic for streptococcal pharyngitis (a.K.A. Strep throat). Perhaps in the next generation of biomedical research a truly effective anti-viral cure for the common cold may come! ...Read more
See a doctor: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Steroids: For really bad, full body poison ivy - especially if it involves the face - i might use an oral steroid burst, some thing like Prednisone for a few days. For just bad local reactions, i recommend cool/ice packs to help with the itch, then a steroid and/or antihistamine cream. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop excess perspire: Controlling excess perspiration is a good start. Wearing socks that absorb moisture and letting feet air out whenever possible. A small amount of powder in shoes may help. Spray shoes with disinfectant: wear shoes that"breathe" properly. There are medications which can control excessive perspiration. Good hygeine obviously is also important. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Not all ear aches arise from the middle or external ears. Tmd (jaw muscle spasm) is a notorious cause of pain at the side of the face. The real question you should be asking is not how to get rid of the earache but what is causing the ear ache? See an ear specialist and then your question, hopefully, will be answered. ...Read more
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