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Foul Mouth Odor

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  • Posted By: Cdamian
  • November 22, 2008
  • 06:44 AM

Hi
I am having a foul mouth odor for the past few years. Actually I think I got it from another person, however the weird part is, i Got it when he was speaking to me. The smell from his mouth was so strong it was contagious.

However now my symptoms are that I get regular constipation, in the morning I feel very heavy and tired. And the mouth odor persists.

I tried mouth washes, lactose solutions, antibiotics, and also worm treatment. Still no answer.

Please anybody who could give my idea or diagnostic answer, I would greatly appreciate.

Thank you

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  • have you been tested for h. pylori?
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 07:51 AM
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  • I would try rinsing with Hydrogen Peroxide. That seems to help me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 01:13 PM
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  • I read your post and I have almost the exact same symptoms you have, expect I have been experiencing them for several years now. I have also tried all of the remedies you mentioned and they also did not help my condition what so ever. As well as seeing several ENT and Internal Medicine doctors as you have, I’ve been to gastro specialists, two breath clinics and had many test ran and still have halitosis, chest pain, fatigue, etc. I have been checked for acid reflux by my gastro doctor, he done an upper endoscope and prescribed some medication. The medication did not work and the doctor said there was only mild inflammation in my esophagus. My ENT doctors tested me for allergies and after being stuck in the arm lots and lots of times they only found a few things that I was mildly allergic too. The medication they gave me also did help my halitosis. One of the breath clinic specialist ran a pH test from a culture taken from my mouth and said that the reading was more alkaline that normal. This means that there is a higher concentration of bacteria than should be, however the medication that was prescribed did not work either. I have been checked for Thrush and had my throat swabbed to check for other diseases, all tests has been negative. My halitosis started after a nose surgery, so it is very hard for me to except the problem is being caused by either acid reflux or allergies. I suspect that there is some sort of bacteria that entered my throat or sinus cavity during the surgery, however so far none of the antibiotics that have been prescribed has remedied my issue. I can relate with you when you say you are going insane and losing hope. I believe there has to be some sort of remedy for this situation and that so far the doctors have overlooked or not test for something. I hope my posting does not discourage you and will be watching this forum for more suggestions. I also left the message to another person having like symptoms.
    roston4 2 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 03:33 PM
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  • It's difficult to feel the smell of your own breath. Has this been verfied by another person? I must admit, I have never heard of a case when a person has cought another person's mouth bacteria just by speaking to him/her. Usually this problem is due to periodontal disease. Do you regularly go to the dentist/dental hygienist? Bad breath is usually caused by sulphur producing bacteria. Nowadays there are agents to prevent this, you can buy them at the chemist's. Have you maybe tried them? Finally having drinks/food with probiotics may help restore normal balance in your mouth. It has even been shown to prevent periodontal disease. Good luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 06:17 PM
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  • Felsen, your response is almost an insult.Like the 2 other posters, I also have experienced long time undiagnosed halitosis, more than 5 years and counting. I have tried every gadget there is, complained to my MD adn dentist every year, used prilosec otc, saw an ENT. The last 3 years I have not been able to smell my halitosis. Even the test where you lick your hand and let it dry I am not able to smell it myself. My doctor is not able to smell it, which makes it worse. When I get enough tiem with my MD for us to discuss possible diagnosis, he ends up asking me questions about paranoia. I am not paranoid. I am scientific. But I have lost my faith in the MD profession. MD's are no longer even interested in the art of diagnosis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 11:22 PM
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  • have you been tested for h. pylori? Hi, I checked and googled about H. Pylori. The symptoms are pretty similar of what I am suffering from. how do I make sure, what is the test? Should I consult a Doctor? Or can I take medication off the shelf? Please advise I appreciate your help.Thank youCdamian
    Cdamian 2 Replies
    • November 23, 2008
    • 06:24 AM
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsillolith - I had the same symptoms then didcovered this to be the case with me. Tonsillolith or common name tonsil stones. I used a water pick and blasted them out of there, but others have used a q-tip to push them out, either way there will be some gaging, but it is better than the foul breath. There will be some bleeding and it will clear up, but if you feel you can not do thia or are afraid that you will do more harm, se a dentist of an ear nose and throat doctor. Doa google search for tonsil stones and you will see all the gross pictures. Good luck. Fresh smelling breath, Junnetta :)
    Junnetta 1 Replies
    • November 23, 2008
    • 00:35 PM
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  • My intention was by no means to insult anybody. I am very sorry if I did. There are different tests for H pylori. In any rate you need to see a doctor for this diagnosis. The treatment is a strict regimen of antibiotics and anti-acid treatment. Could you please get back and tell us if your problems were indeed due to H pylori?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 00:46 AM
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  • Bad breath can be caused by and may be a sign of constipation. This is cause when one is constipated.. one can get toxins building up in the body. If you can get your body to going at the very least once a day (some say one should go more than that) maybe the breath issue will clear up.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 06:21 AM
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  • I think the h pylori test would probably be a blood test for your first time. I have never had those tonsil stone things but I've heard they can be seen by looking in your throat with a little flash light. Can anyone verify this?
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 09:33 AM
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  • Hi,Hey, I never ment to sound offensive, if I did sorry. I was just curious you know. Thanks for the info. I am going to the doctor next week. Hopefully I will ask him to check for H.pylori and get some medication.I apologize if I was sounding rude.ThanksC.Damian My intention was by no means to insult anybody. I am very sorry if I did. There are different tests for H pylori. In any rate you need to see a doctor for this diagnosis. The treatment is a strict regimen of antibiotics and anti-acid treatment. Could you please get back and tell us if your problems were indeed due to H pylori? 78974622
    Cdamian 2 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 09:09 AM
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  • Oh, I didn't mean you. I meant the New guy. Good luck C Damian! Please post again and tell us how it goes.
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 02:06 PM
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