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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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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
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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replied April 29th, 2014
I'm not a doctor or a dentist but I finally found out where my badbreath was coming from and how to get rid of it by myself without spending anymore money.

After years of trying everything to get rid of badbreath, I realized it doesn't come from the stomach or the mouth unless you have medical or dental problems.

What I didn't realize was the bad odor was coming from my sinuses. The main cause of badbreath is excess mucous that doesn't drain properly. Colds, allergies, or post-nasal drip create excess mucous and cause drainage openings to swell or narrow and mucous to thicken. This mucous creates a breeding ground for anerobic bacteria to form, causing badbreath. The body normally produces 1 quart of mucous a day. Excess mucous collects at the top of the throat or gets trapped in the sinus cavities. The only thing that got rid of my chronic badbreath was sinus irrigation. Finally, after fifteen years, I got rid of embarrassing badbreath that was ruining my life.

Irrigating the sinuses is safe to do several times a day and is the only thing that can reach the mucous creating the problem before anerobic bacteria has a chance to multiply. That is why mouth rinses and/or scraping the tongue do not work. You do not need to purchase expensive products. Believe me, this got rid of badbreath I suffered with for years. The ingredients are perfectly natural. Please use the recommended amounts and this will not harm your sinuses. You can check with your doctor if you like.

Solution to Cleanse the Sinuses:

Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda in 8 ounces warm water. You can use a bottle with nozzle, ear syringe, small teapot or water pic. (You don't have to buy an expensive irrigating system). Make sure the opening is large enough for the solution to flow out. (about this big: O)

Sinus Irrigation:

The key to a comfortable nasal wash is holding your head in the proper position. Lean over the sink and slightly tilt your head. Gently insert applicator bottle into your top nostril. Your forehead should remain higher that your chin. Breathe naturally through your mouth. Very slowly, let solution enter the upper nostril. If solution starts to go down the back of the throat, slightly tilt head forward. In a few moments (about 10 seconds) the solution will begin to drain out the lower nostril. Be sure all of the solution drains out of your sinus passages.

This will take some practice and will not work unless the solution drains through the sinus passages and out the lower nostril. Repeat with the other nostril. Let at least 4 ounces of saline solution go through each nostril each time you irrigate your sinuses. It will definitely be worth your effort to finally get rid of the terrible odor. This should be done several times a day. If you have a strong metallic taste in your mouth it should be gone in two days but continue to irrigate your sinuses for a full week. You will gradually notice an improvement and in one week the odor should be gone.

Please don't give up if you want to finally get rid of badbreath. This worked for me when nothing else did!! I can finally be closer to my loved ones and what a difference it makes in my life.

I still irrigate my sinuses daily to keep sinus/nasal membranes healthy. If this does not work, a deviated septum, or nasal polyps (created by repeated sinus infections) could block any drainage. Bacteria thrive on this trapped mucous creating very badbreath. An ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist) could determine if this is the problem. I wish you the best of luck and success. If you have any questions, p
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