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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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