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My Bad Breath

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I have been experiencing bad breath problems for about five years now. I have seen more than 10 doctors and dentists. Any time I was prescribed antibiotics, there seemed to be an improvement when I started the course but even before the antibiotics are finished, the bad breath returns. I have lost all my friends and I had to give up my job because I could no longer bear the nose-holding attitudes of those my bad breath offended. I have paid over 600 pounds recently and had my teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist, still no improvement. The smell seems to come from my head, or deep within my troat. Sometimes it smells like rotten flesh, like a septic wound but my mouth is not sore. Of late I have been experiencing some slight pains in my head around the ears. I brush my teeth as many times as desired-after every meal, first thing in the morning and just before I go to bed. I floss every day and I use end-of-the range braun toothbrush. If it is oral health, I have done enough, but the smell is still there. Now I am totally distraught and on the verge of giving up life. I need somebody to help me now. I have tried the therabreath products of dr katz and probiotics from a reputable company in new zealand, I have used all sorts of toothpastes and mouthwashes, tcp, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, tea tree oil, aloe vera, zinc tablets, but still I am not ok. I'm really fed up now. Can somebody help me!!!
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First Helper Comfort Kekeli
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replied November 30th, 2006
Bad Breath Is Commonly Misdiagnosed!!!
I suffered from bad breath for years and I was sooooo miserable.
I suffered from chronic tonsillitis and tonsil stones. I visited the doctor several times and they told me I was fine and that those tonsil stones (the yellow things on your tonsils) where nothing to worry about. I was convinced that my bad breath was coming from them. I decided to have them removed. After surgery I thought my problem was going to be over but it wasn’t. I didn’t have the tonsil stones anymore because I didn’t have tonsils but I still had bad taste in my mouth.


If you have the following symptoms maybe you are suffering from the same thing I do:

burning feeling in the back of your throat
your breath is always warm and disgusting
sour taste in your mouth at all times (even after brushing your teeth)
post nasal drip
difficulty breathing (feeling stuffed at all times)
the mornings are the worse when you wake up with the sore throat
dry cracked lips from time to time

my symptoms were misdiagnosed with common allergies; I tried nasal sprays and allergy medicine for a while with out improvement.


I also tried the therabreath products…………….What a waste of moneyyyy!

Tonsillitis and sore throat are not treated by scrapping your tongue and gargling daily, you must find what is causing your throat to be constantly sore in the first place.


I didn’t give up and continued looking for answers until my doctor asked me one day
do you suffer from heartburn…….? And I said only when I eat too much!!! Bingooooooo

this is it!! Heartburn not always hurts it could be silent and you could be suffering from it without even knowing. If you burp after eating, feel bloated and sometimes you have the feeling that your food is coming back to your throat you are suffering from gerd.


Bad breath is commonly coming from a burning esophagus.

Gerd causes all of those symptoms and even more……i hope this helps you and you can visit your doctor and discuss this with him.


Here is a helpful website that explains all about gerd and this could be the end of your suffering.


Emedicinehealth.Com/reflux_disease_gerd/ar ticle_em.Htm

it has helped me relieve my symptoms. It is a daily battle but I am happy that finally I found the real problem!
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replied March 29th, 2011
your post is very old, let's hope you get this reply and get back to me.

I'm suffering from the EXACT same thing as you. Only that I don't feel my bad breath. Some people tell me it smells like rotten meat or sewage. I also have suffered rhinitis and there is not one anti histamine medicine that has cured it.

Please let me know how are your treating your problem.
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replied March 29th, 2010
Hello, just seen the date you left the post but just in case you do return i will post.
Change your diet...drastically, try a vegetarian diet for 3 months do not touch meat whatsoever, also no dairy no milk whatsoever there are alternatives etc...drink lotsa water,
floss your teeth using seriously long strands of floss wrapped around your fingers and go down the gum lines as far as you can without causing too much movement of the gums, gargle diluted tcp 3 times daily, excercise, if you smoke stop.
best wishes
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replied January 3rd, 2011
Gargling
I get bad breath after gargling the special gargle I use called Tandem which I buy from my dentist.
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replied March 23rd, 2014
I have the exact problem you do to a T!!! I hope u get this. I know exactly how u feel…u r me!!! I need to tell u I have been to numerous drs for my ear, I've had ct scans. MRIs. Had 2 teeth pulled plus 1 surgery on my ear. FINALLY a dr recommended me going to the University of Iowa Hospital foe a 2nd opinion. There I saw an ear specialist tht again told me my ear was fine (just like all the other drs have told me) he then sent me on to Dr Henry Hoffman (at the university)
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replied March 23rd, 2014
Sorry Smile. Anyway, Dr Henry Hoffman at Iowa City University Hospital. Did one more CT scan of my neck and ear. It showed the right submandibular salvatory gland (the gland your spit comes from) is BLACK! It should be white and shiny like the one on the left (these glands are under your tongue) which makes since with the bad breath. These glands also run up to your ear lobe (which explains the ear pain) I have surgery scheduled in 2 weeks to remove this gland. I am hoping it cures my ear pain and bad breath. I actually read your post a few years back as I was searching for a cure of myself. And told myself if I ever found a cure I would again find you to let you know. I hope this helps you.
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replied March 23rd, 2014
Sorry;). Dr Henry Hoffman took anther CT scan of my neck and ear on the right side, which I only have the bad taste on the right side of my mouth. My right submandibular salvitory gland is BLACK!! The left one is white and shiny. These glands are under your tongue and your spit comes out of them. They also run up to your ears! You also have salvitory glands in each cheek (so 4 all together). I have surgery scheduled to have this gland under my tongue removed in the next 2 weeks. I hope u find this and hope it helps u!
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