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Is it true that taking a proton pump inhibitor for acid reflux can cause bad breath by allowing bacteria / fungi to accumulate in high pH environment?

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Dr. Barry Levin
Dentistry - Periodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Doubtful

Much more likely that acid reflux will cause bad breath, as well as increase risk of oral pharyngeal cancer & ulcers.
I'd take the prescribed medication unless advised otherwise by your doctor.

In brief: Doubtful

Much more likely that acid reflux will cause bad breath, as well as increase risk of oral pharyngeal cancer & ulcers.
I'd take the prescribed medication unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Dr. Barry Levin
Dr. Barry Levin
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Dr. Jordan Rush
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Not really

I have a lot if patients on ppi therapy and this is definitely not a common complaint.
If this happens it is rare.

In brief: Not really

I have a lot if patients on ppi therapy and this is definitely not a common complaint.
If this happens it is rare.
Dr. Jordan Rush
Dr. Jordan Rush
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