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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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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 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 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 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 »

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