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What are the causes and possible solutions for bad breath?

What are the causes and possible solutions for bad breath?

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 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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Can you please list the common causes of halitosis and what are the home remedies for it?

Can you please list the common causes of halitosis and what are the home remedies for it?

Mouth and stomach: Bad breath can be caused by the germs that cause gum diseases, tooth decay, and sometime tonsil or stomach issues. Mouth rinses and good brushing and flossing might help. If it persists, see a dentist to start. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bad breath and how to avoid it?

What are the causes of bad breath and how to avoid it?

Oral hygiene: Halitosis or bad breath can have a multitude of causes: food and plaque stuck on or between teeth, decaying teeth, gum disease (gingivitis) or advanced gum disease (periodontitis), and a dirty tongue. Start at home with impeccable oral hygiene including brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day, flossing daily, brushing or scraping the tongue, and using listerine rinse. Also see the dentist. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my foot and what are possible treatments?

What causes pain in my foot and what are possible treatments?

Hard to say...: Foot pain can result from a number of different reasons. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes and remedies for eye twiching?

What are the possible causes and remedies for eye twiching?

Sleep: Eyelid twitching also know as fasciculation are usually from fatigue or caffeine use. However it can also be a sign of blepharospasm or even demyelinating disease ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypoglycemia and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of hypoglycemia and what can be done for it?

Eat: Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. To deal with the immediate situation simply eating will help. If you are diabetic and on medication it may require a dosage adjustment of your meds. If not diabetic and it persists, please talk to your health care provider to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are common causes and what is the solution to muscle aches and cramps?

What are common causes and what is the solution to muscle aches and cramps?

Information: There is no specific answer to the question. There are many different kids of muscle aches and cramps. The causes can vary from metabolic to traumatic. If they are bothersome, you should seek consultation to determine the cause. Once that is known then treatment may be offered. ...Read more

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I have cough problem during all season what are the reason for such and what can be solution?

I have cough problem during all season what are the reason for such and what can be solution?

See your DR and: Get checked for post nasal drip, acid reflux, asthma, bronchitis, medication side effect, possible exposure to smoke and other pollutants etc. Consider having a chest xray to rule out a lung condition. Take care! ...Read more

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What are the possible causes for pain and fluttering in my ear?

What are the possible causes for pain and fluttering in my ear?

Different ideas: Pain in the ear can be from infection of the external or middle ear. If your hearing is no impaired, then you may have referred pain from the jaw joint, jaw muscles, teeth, neck or throat. Fluttering is unrelated to pain and may be spontaneous contractions of one of the two middle ear muscles. The two symptoms are most likely unrelated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of gallstones  and what can be done for it?

Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. Avoid fatty or greasy foods that may cause pain. Best treatment is gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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What is cdiff and what are the known causes and cures for it?

What is cdiff and what are the known causes and cures for it?

Flagyl or Vancomycin: Clostridium difficile colitis is treated with a 10-14 day course of oral Flagyl or vancomycin. Unfortunately relapses occur in 25-30% of treated patients requiring re-treatment. Multiple recurrences are treated witha 6 week vancomycin pulse/taper some add a probiotic s. Boulardii (flora stor), some give a Rifaximin chaser. When these fail, fecal transplant cures 91% of these recalcitrant pts. ...Read more

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Constant dry mouth and no other symptoms. What are the possible causes?

Constant dry mouth and no other symptoms. What are the possible causes?

Dentist: See your regular dentist, they can let you know what the cause is and give you toothpaste, mouthwash, and sometimes even gum that will help with the dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

Gout: Gout is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid in the body. Medications such as Allopurinol are helpful in keeping uric acid levels low. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of my snoring?

What are possible causes of my snoring?

Many: Decreased airway space, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvula, large tongue, overweight. To name just a few. It is in your best interest to see your physician for an evaluation and possibly have a sleep study performed to rule out various serious medical problems that may contribute to one's snoring problem. ...Read more

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What are the potential causes of a headache that gets worse after coughing? Are all the causes serious?

What are the potential causes of a headache that gets worse after coughing?  Are all the causes serious?

Headache after cough: A headache after or associated with cough is most likely a primary cough headache and will resolve as the cough or cold resolves. Secondary cough headaches in the back of the head that are persistent include association with cervical spine pathology or Chiari malformation which also presents with dizziness, imbalance, or visual problems. Persistent headaches deserve further investigation/imaging. ...Read more

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What are the causes for bad smell in nose?

What are the causes for bad smell in nose?

Bad smell in nose: You could have an infection in your nose or sinuses. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of burning feet and how is it treated?

What are some causes of burning feet and how is it treated?

Diagnosis: Many things can cause a burning sensation in the feet. The approach is not to focus on treating the symptom as much as it is diagnosing the underlying cause. In most cases, if the cause is treated, the symptom disappears. ...Read more

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What are the usual causes and treatments for asthma?

What are the usual causes and treatments for asthma?

Inflammation: Asthma is caused by inflammation in the lungs and hyperreactive airways. Acute treatment involves medications like albuterol, which acutely open up those airways. Chronic therapy is aimed at reducing inflammation like inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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What are the causes of throat congestions and how can this be mitigated?

What are the causes of throat congestions and how can this be mitigated?

Congestion can come: From viral upper respiratory infection, bacterial uri, sinus infection, inflammation of larynx or trachea or bronchi. Cause generally determines treatment: mucolytics, cough meds, saline gargle, antibiotics (bacterial infxn), humidification. See doc if persistent fever or prolonged/severe cough. Avoid cigarette smoke or other triggers. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

What are the causes of numerous mouth sores? And how can it be cured?

Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone ( ? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit. 100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir 100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir 90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2% 60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read more

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