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Measures to get rid of halitosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi there?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   this is xxxxxx, now i am in xxxxxx. I have problem with my toungue from long time.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I used to clean it twice a day, but its causing very bad smell.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   r u there
User :   Age: 24, Gender: male Occupation: xxxxxxLocation:India(currently in Auckland) Marital Status: Single Weight: 74 Height: 6 feet Dependents: Yes
Doctor :   r u using any mouth wash as of now
User :   no, i am not using any.
Doctor :   do u have any snius problem?
Doctor :   or indigestion?
Doctor :   or dental problems?
User :   i have indigestion problem
User :   i dont have dental or sinus problems
Doctor :   halitosis or bad breathe
Doctor :   can be due to any of these problems
User :   yes, main problem is 'bad breathe'. dont know about halitosis
Doctor :   indigestion , dental or sinus problem
Doctor :   bad breathe is also called halitosis
Doctor :   medical name for it
Doctor :   anytime u had got endoscopy done?
User :   oh, ok. how to overcome this problem. this is causing lot of problems in my life
User :   no, endoscopy not done
Doctor :   how long u have this problem
User :   4-5 years.
Doctor :   first check if u have dental problems like cavity,inflammation of gums
User :   i dont have dental problems for sure. only i can see a white layer on my toungue.
Doctor :   make sure there is no food struck in mouth
User :   i used to clean mouth after eating something
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would also suggest u to consult a gastroenterologist and get endoscopy done
Doctor :   since the problem is long standing
User :   sure, i have noted down
Doctor :   r u using any mouth wash
User :   can you suggest some doctor in xxxxxx
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
User :   no, i am not using any mouthwash as of now
Doctor :   operational only in bangalore as of now,
User :   I will be back to bangalore on October-16th. can you suggest some doctors name.
Doctor :   once u come down to bangalore u can write to us or call us
Doctor :   we will fix appointment
Doctor :   where are u based in bangalore
Doctor :   when u come down i mean
User :   can you give me the contact details.
User :   I am in xxxxxx in bangalore
Doctor :   u can write to us at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   sure
User :   ok, i will save your mail id.
Doctor :   The number is 91-80-0000 (Mon - Fri, 12PM to 6PM)
Doctor :   once u come down u can intimate when u would like to see doctor
Doctor :   we will fix appointment then and confirm it to u
Doctor :   ok
User :   do i need to explain all the above details again
Doctor :   nope u can tell in brief, it will recorded in the operation sheet
Doctor :   u can mention about halitosis and u want to see a gastroenterologist when u mail
User :   sure, i will do that.
Doctor :   this much info is enough
Doctor :   anything else u want us to help u with
User :   i dont have any other problem.
User :   :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   bye for noe
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   can you suggest me some temporary solution
User :   sure, will do that
Doctor :   avoid taking spicy food
User :   ok
Doctor :   less of garlic, onion
User :   ok
Doctor :   these will cause bad odour also use mouth wash
Doctor :   gargle three times a day
Doctor :   after food
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   what about the white layer on my toungue.
Doctor :   it couldbe fungal infection
Doctor :   did u have exposure?
User :   exposure means?
Doctor :   interocurse any recently
User :   no
Doctor :   intercourse recent past
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it could be a fungal infection
Doctor :   u can use mouth wash
User :   intercourse means - doctors consultation?
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   sexual intercourse
Doctor :   i mean
User :   its not recently. but 8 months back
User :   i can see the layer from long before.
Doctor :   get a ELISA done in that case
Doctor :   it could be serious infection and consult a dermatologist
User :   ELISA means?
Doctor :   test for HIV
User :   ok, sure. but i did not kissed at all.
Doctor :   to be on safer side get it done
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   any medicine that you can suggest for the removal of the layer on toungue.
Doctor :   nope u consult them
Doctor :   they will let u know how to go by
User :   sure, thank you
Doctor :   it needs to be exmained
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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