Bad Breath

Bad breath, otherwise called halitosis, is not necessarily caused due to poor oral hygiene. Some food items, smoking, dry mouth, dental infections, ENT (ear, nose, throat) infections, acid reflux, not cleaning the tongue properly, etc., can also cause bad breath.

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What is the reason for persistent bad odor in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman. I am married for two years, and I do not have a child or any gynecology problem. I have digestion problem for the past one year. My main symptom was a bad smell from the mouth, especially in the morning, weakness, and sometimes mild fever. I do have not any ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry much about the smell of the mouth. It may be due to anemia i.e low hemoglobin concentration. You must appreciate that hemoglobin formation needs iron and proteins mainly. You only mentioned iron supplement. What is its composition? If it contains iron, vita...  Read Full »

Whenever my wife took Ambien and Accutane together, she had alcohol-like breath. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has taken Ambien 5 mg, once or twice a week to get to sleep after a difficult day at work. She used to take the 5 mg without any problems, for almost a year. A couple of months ago, she started a course of Accutane. At first, she took 20 mg per day, now it is down to 10 mg per...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are most likely due to an interaction between Accutane (Isotretinoin) and Ambien (Zolpidem). This could increase the levels of Ambien in the blood immediately after taking it. The symptoms are highly suggestive of an allergic reaction. She could either be ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some natural remedies to control bad breath.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from bad breath from a very long time. I consulted a dentist three to four months back and they told me that my teeth are fine and there is nothing wrong. But I feel I have this bad breath all the time, even if I brush twice a day. I tried using mouthwash as sugges...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will help you out. But before that, I would like to see the status of your teeth and tongue. Kindly upload an image as they will help me find what other dentists had missed. I will be waiting for the image, kindly do not use the flash to keep the colors natural. C...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to diabetes or Crohn's disease?

Query: I am a 22 year old male. I am 5 foot 7 inches and weigh about 150lb (Currently; used to weight about 175lb). I don't smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. I have some pre-existing medical issues for several years (acne, anal itching/jock itch, and sometimes have stomach cramps after eating and hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well you very well explained your symptoms..It was palatable to read, I must say. Well your concerns are genuine but here is my take on this. You are too young to develop dm type 2, and dermatopathy is far far away to be even considered. Plus you have normal di...  Read Full »

Swollen gums with bad smell from drilled teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, My bottom teeth were drilled for a root canal but after drilling doctor told that my teeth have a split and he filled that hole with a cavity. From the past one year, my gum was swollen and bad smell is coming out from that teeth. From the past one month, I have had bumps on my back o...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your complaint and the relevant details. My first question would be did you not visit back the dentist after the filling has been done? Because you are already informed that it has a split deep under which means the treatment cannot be just a filling. I wonde...  Read Full »

I have bad odor after food got stuck in my teeth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got food stuck in my teeth couple of days back. I was not able to remove it but now I have. The food particle emitted bad odor, but now after removing that food particle that particular teeth and gum is still smelling. What does that mean? Is my gum or tooth rotting?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcme to icliniq.com. As a specialist I am here to help you. Food-lodgement is a classical sign of developing a cavity in your tooth. Foul smell can be due to fermentation of food particles in the cavity. Wether it is rotten or not will be associated with severe pain and discomfort. If pos...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my eyes and a bad taste in my mouth?

Query: Hi...i am having pain in my eyes it's like some kind of stretch.. Secondly the taste of my mouth is very irritating and i am not having any urge to eat anything...I thinking my body is heating but i am not having any fever   Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Good Evening The most common reasons for a bad taste in your mouth have to do with dental hygiene. Not flossing and brushing regularly can cause gingivitis, which can cause a bad taste in your mouth. Dental problems, such as infections, abscesses, and even wisdom teeth coming in, can also cause a b...  Read Full »

What causes bad breath and white coating on the tongue?

Query: I have very bad breath and my tongue be white unless I brush really hard and for a long time. Same issue for years. Been to the doctor about it and the dentist. Nothing has helped.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your personal Dentist - I went through query , as a Specialist am ready to help you . Issue of foul breath always related to food accumulation . As you mentioned white tongue that depicts food layer deposition . So I would recommend :- Use a soft bristle brus...  Read Full »

What causes bad breath from the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is about my throat. At the back of my throat, I can feel that there is a gas coming and it feels warm. Also, it has a bad smell. I tried everything but nothing provides a solution to my problem. I have tried using Chlorhexidine mouthwashes but it did not resolve my issue. ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iciniq.com. The most probable problem out there would be a chronic GERD with LPR (chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Let me explain what exactly is happening. Your stomach contains contents that are acidic in nature and is only meant for the stom...  Read Full »

Will implant supported bridge cause bad odor in mouth on long run?

Query: Hello doctor, Are implant supported bridges good? Will they cause bad breath in the long term? I have dental bridges in my four front teeth for about eight years, but now it is causing bad odor.  Read Full »


Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Dentist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Oral Implantologist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Implant supported bridge is an extremely good option for replacement of missing teeth. Implant is the best treatment option in dentistry and it is a lifelong treatment option. It stays for ur whole life without causing any problem. Once osseointegration has taken place ...  Read Full »

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