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Can indigestion and tonsil stones cause bad breath?


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Published At June 3, 2023
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Patient's 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.


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 to make an appointment with your nearest dentist and then with the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist to eliminate any other cause.

Meanwhile, I would suggest you do oral rinses with Chlorhexidine mouthwash on alternate days for about a month and maintain good oral hygiene. Brush twice daily and floss regularly. Also, clean your tongue regularly after having meals.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir
Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir


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