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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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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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Tonsil has white mucus on it, but not red & swollen. also have a sore throat and noticeably bad breath when brushing teeth.

Tonsil has white mucus on it, but not red & swollen. also have a sore throat and noticeably bad breath when brushing teeth.

See your physician: The bad breath is related to the sore throat. You should see your physician. He can test to make sure you do not have a strep infection, and prescribe appropriate medicine for your sore throat. ...Read more

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The symptoms that I have now is ear pressure, cough, bad breath, and sore throat. What exactly is this and how come I'm not getting better?

The symptoms that I have now is ear pressure, cough, bad breath, and sore throat. What exactly is this and how come I'm not getting better?

Can't make diagnosis: with this info. Sounds like an upper respiratory infection that could be viral or bacterial. Don't know how long you have had it. If you have been sick for a while and it is not improving - would encourage medical evaluation. Take care. ...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?

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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Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Wisdom tooth: Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it's on one side, teeth will often refer pain to the ear and an infection can cause bad breath. Based on just the information provided i'd look toward a lower tooth in the back of the mouth as a possible cause. ...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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Some doctors say I need a tonsillectomy, some say no. I've had tonsil stones for over a year with bad breath and many sore throats. Surgery? Pros/cons

Some doctors say I need a tonsillectomy, some say no. I've had tonsil stones for over a year with bad breath and many sore throats. Surgery? Pros/cons

2 treatments: there are 2 main schools of thoughts of treatments. Conservative treatment; salt water gargles, extraction of stones manually, and treatment of infections. Surgical; gets rid of the conservative treatments but has the added risk of bleeding. At some point you will need to make the choice. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more