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Sour Breath Causes
Exercise Symptoms: Exercise induced breathing issues could be due to deconditioning and/or exercise induced asthma (bronchoconstriction). Could benefit from pre-treating with albuterol 10-15 minutes prior to exercise. See an Allergist or Pulmonologist to get further evaluation and testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breath: Interestingly, foul breath or "sour" breath can signify other disease processes. Obviously, dental hygiene would be considered, but also sinus infections, throat infections, liver disease, kidney disease, and even diabetic issues can cause changes in breath. If you have other symptoms i.e. Fever, fatigue, diminished urine output or yellow tinge to your skin or whites of your eyes, see your docto. ...Read more
My wife noticed that my breath started smelling like mothballs or musty ... What could cause this?
Halitosis: Unpleasant mouth smell is called halitosis. Unfortunately, there is no good explanation for that. Bad teeth, throat infections, acid reflux, diverticula (pouch like lesions in the esophagus associated with food retention) have been associated with halitosis but no definite relationship found. If any of the above relate to you, then you may try to focus on eliminating those. ...Read more
This morning, when i woke up, i felt like i couldn't breath. This lasted less than a minute, but it scared me. What could have caused this?
Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific digestion issues. Cleaning teeth, including inbetween, and the back of the tongue with a tongue cleaner often helps reduce bad breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth to stomach: Mouth: oral cavity is laden with bacteria, gums, ideep crypts of tongue and tonsils (mostly lymph tissue). Human bite is the dirtiest bite in animal kingdom, because we dont take care of properly. Softly brush all the teeth, gums and tongue (yes, tongue), twice daily, mouth wash/gargle. Acid reflux from stomach also a cause. Eat food slowly and relaxed, chew well, drink water, perhaps antacid rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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