Common "Bad Breath" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

How do I get rid of my tonsil stones and bad breath?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from tonsil stones and bad breath. I have had this problem for many years. I am not able to digest food sometimes. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Bad breath is a condition caused by many factors and chronic tonsillitis or tonsil infection is one of them. Tonsillitis, over some time, can lead to tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). I would advise you ...  Read Full »

Do bad breath and bad taste indicate a dry socket?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I had a wisdom tooth removal surgery on the right side of my jaw. The first day I bled for about five hours and changed my gauze each hour till I went to sleep. It stopped bleeding during sleep, and everything was normal. I ate soft food after my tooth surgery. I am concerne...  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your history does tend to indicate dry socket condition. Smoking should be avoided post-surgery for at least four days to a week. The symptoms you have listed in...  Read Full »

Is there any antibiotic or treatment available to remove smell from mouth and bad breath?

Query: Hi doctor, I always have bad breath and a smelling mouth. Recently, I found stinky tonsil stones. Is there any antibiotic or treatment available to cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath or halitosis is a problem where the breath is smelly. It has some causes from food to some disorders. As you have tonsil stones, you can have infections in it. It can be treated by using antibiotics. If you have a recurrent infection in the tonsil, then I sug...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.