Q. What is the reason for foul smell in my mouth? What can be done?

Answered by
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 08, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have been experiencing a foul smell in my mouth since a few years. This may be due to an unclean stomach. Please, can you prescribe me some medication to clean the stomach? Also, whatever I eat does not nourish my body. Can I know the reason?

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Bad breath or halitosis most commonly originates from the oral cavity or nasal passages.
  • Periodontal disease, caries, acute forms of gingivitis, poorly fitting dentures, oral abscess, tongue coating, and sinusitis are common causes.
  • It can also originate from the gut.
  • Since your halitosis is of a chronic origin, I would suggest you undergo an endoscopy. Treatment will proceed accordingly.

Regards.

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