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 causes bad breath and white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor,I have bad breath and my tongue is white even when I brush really hard for a long time. I have this issue for years. I have consulted a doctor about this issue. But nothing helps me.   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foul breath always occurs in relation to food accumulation. White tongue occurs due to food deposition on the tongue. I suggest you use a soft bristle toothbrush for brushing. Use it twice daily in vertical strokes. Use a floss and tongue scraper after brushing. It keep...  Read Full »

I am a 61-year-old male and I have allergic symptoms. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 61-year-old male, generally in good health, and have no known allergies or asthma. For the past ten years, I have lived in a house with an old carpet in the combined living and dining area. Before seven years, I had an irritated throat and eyes, nasal congestion, rapid sneezing, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.There are two parts to your query. First, your allergies. Clinically they appear to be due to house dust mites rampant in curtains, carpets, furry objects, cushions, etc. The only permanent way to rid yourself of these is by taking allergy shots or drops. Before that, we...  Read Full »

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

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 »

How can my bad breath, stomach gases, and diarrhea be managed?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old male, and I have been experiencing extremely bad breathe and stomach gases past two years, and diarrhea is often.I visited many specialists, but my problem remains unsolved. I feel ashamed many times at public places due to bad breath. I had a stool test done, and it sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. First, the bad breath is caused by oral hygiene issues. I would suggest you maintain oral hygiene, and you can do that by brushing your teeth at least twice a day (morning and before bed) or brushing your teeth after having a meal (lunch, d...  Read Full »

How to easily overcome bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, How do I stay free from bad breath?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Causes for halitosis (bad breath) are: Calculus (tartar) deposits on the teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis - gum problem. Food impaction inside the decayed teeth. Debris on the tongue. Systemic causes such as gastritis. Temporary cause like intake of...  Read Full »

How to cure bad breath permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, My mouth stinks very badly. What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get a full mouth scaling done from a dentist. Start using antibacterial mouthwash (example: Listerine) twice daily for two weeks. This is the best for stinking mouth (bad breath/ halitosis). Another method for curing bad breath is saline mouth rinse. Take a small ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of bad breath? I floss, brush every morning and night, but still suffer from bad breath.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am 16 years old. I floss, brush every morning and night and use a tongue cleaner too. But still suffer from bad breath the whole day. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. After following these tips you will feel better and get rid of bad breath by 2 weeks. Start using chlorhexidine mouthwash thrice a day for 4 weeks. Do saline water mouth rinses (take lukewarm water in a small cup and add 1/4th teaspoon salt in it),...  Read Full »

Why do I have teeth sensitivity, pain, and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old boy. I have teeth pain and sensitivity whenever I drink something cold or hot. Why does it occur? I also have stains on my teeth. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, but my teeth do not look white. How can I improve the colour of my teeth? Also, why do I get the smell ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from halitosis. You must be having sensitive teeth, hence having pain or cold or hot sensation. I suggest using Sensodyne toothpaste. Try using Orahex (Chlorhexidine) gargles twice daily for bad breath. Slight staining is normal, it has to be noted ...  Read Full »

Is my bad breath due to the fever medications I took?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe bad breath problem after taking fever medications for a week. Does it come from my stomach? Please help me, as I am embarrassed.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath is due to the destruction of good bacteria in the intestine by antibiotics. I suggest you try probiotics, such as Lactobacilli, thrice daily for two weeks. You will feel better.  Read Full »

How do I cure the chronic bad breath and pimples on the right side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I went through a period of dry mouth, dry eyes, and dry skin. The main issue that resulted from this was chronic bad breath. I had some reflux issues years ago and had undergone gastroscopy three months before. I floss regularly and have regular dental checkups. No matter what I did or...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I suggest you stay calm and composed, as bad breath is a very common finding in many people nowadays. In fact, to even those who visit the dentist for regular checkups! So do not attach yourself to social stigma and think negatively. Irrespective of the situ...  Read Full »

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