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.
This is a premium question & answer 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,

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  • 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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