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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hai XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX MB age 30 I have bad breath problem since 10 years i have consulted so many doctors. no results. recently i met ENT Specialist in apolo hospital after check up he told me 2 reaons for this 1. back side of my tougue (yelloyish) he gave me advice to clean tongue with Tooth brush i tried since 6 months no results Yet last i left the option XXXXXXXX remove my tonsils so pls advice by removing my tonsils will it solve my bad breath problem -- YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
please give me sometime to read through what you have typed.
User :   How vcan i know that my bad breath problem is with tonsils only....?
Doctor :   if the problem is due to repeated tonsilitis, then tonsillecXXXXXXXXy will solve the problem along with cleaning suggested
Doctor :   it is due to the debris that get deposited on the tionsils and on back of your tongue
User :   I never had much of tonsil problem i got only few times of tonsils problem...?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Will you recemend me for Tonasils operation..?
Doctor :  
what other symptos do you have?
User :   will it solve my problem ......?
Doctor :  
do you have acidity related sympXXXXXXXXs like nausea, vomiting, heartburn?
User :   My teeth was broken when i was child & i have taken treatment for that since that time i am getting bad breath problem even recently i went to dental doctor he told me that there is no problem with my teeth.
User :   no i dont have acidity problem..
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then the problem has to be further investigated for other possible causes
User :   pls tell me what are the main reasons for bad breath
Doctor :  
the main and common causes include tonsils related causes, GERD, bad oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency
User :   SO how can i know that problem is with tonsils
Doctor :  
since you have had history of tonsils problem, it could be one of the cause
User :   But tonsils are common to every one. when ever we get told it will come...?
Doctor :  
how many times do you brush your teeth?
Doctor :   tonsils are common to every one, but the infections and the response to them difers from person to person
User :   Daily two times & if need to go out side i will bruch once again..
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you floss?
User :   Floss means..?
User :   his there any test that i can go through to confirm that prolem is with tonsils...
Doctor :  
Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic ribbon that is used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth.
Doctor :   brushing removes only about 65-7-% of food stuff and plaques
Doctor :  
remaining gets hidden between teeth and is btter reomevd with flosing
User :   NO. i use only Tongue srapper, Mouth wash
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
the problem of tonsils, can be tested
Doctor :  
by doing a culture sensitivity
User :   How...?
User :   Where it is done ...?
Doctor :  
test from the scraping or swab taken from the tonsil surface
Doctor :  
for this you nee dto request your ENT surgeon to take the swab and sent to the lab
User :   his it possible in all hospitals
Doctor :  
where teh test can be done
Doctor :  
and results wil take about 72 hours to come.
Doctor :   yes, it is possible to do in almost all hospitals where lab is attached
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   So what you want me to do shall i go for tonsils operation & after how much days i need rest....? is there any advanced method for operation & traditional
Doctor :   i suggest you to first go for the culture sensitivity test from the scraping or swab taken from the tonsil surface, take antibiotic cover, and get tonsillecXXXXXXXXy done
User :   Will this test give 100% results about bad breath...?
Doctor :  
it can be done as day care facility in few institutes, else in traditional then you wil require about 3-4 days admission
Doctor :  
it should give 100% good results
User :   So apart from tonsils what might be the secondary problem for bad breath
Doctor :  
other causes include GERD, bad oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, use of spicy foods , use of garlic and other condiments that react with mucosa and produce bad breath
User :   what is GERD...?
Doctor :  
gastrointestinal reflux disease.
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No thanks....
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