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Having bad breathe problem for long time. Any cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-Aug-2013
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User:I have a bad breath problem
User: XXXXXXX here
Doctor:Since when do you have this problem?
User:From the past ten years
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:No..not yet
Doctor:Do you smoke?
User:May be one in a day
Doctor:Do you have any dental problems?
User:not more than that
User:Just bad breath. Nothing else
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Bad breath is referred to as halitosis.
Doctor:It can occur due to certain medical problem as well as dental issues.
Doctor:Some of the noted cases are
Doctor:dental caries, chronic throat infections, reflux esophagitis (GERD).
Doctor:smoking can also cause bad breath.
User:What is the permanent solution to it?
Doctor:One of these conditions could be the reason in your case.
Doctor:Since you have this problem since 10 years, we will need to figure the cause and treat them individually.
Doctor:Start with quitting smoking.
Doctor:Take antacids like mucaine gel 1 tsp three times a day for 2-3 weeks.
User:Can i not smoke even once a week?
Doctor:Brush your teeth twice daily. Use mouth wash after each meal.
Doctor:I can only tell you the measures you need to adopt to stop the bad breath.
Doctor:It is your choice to implement. Since smoking can be one of the cause of bad breath, it is necessary to stop.
User:I am using Listerine after my breakfast.
User:Is it ok?
Doctor:In addition to those simple measures, I also suggest you visit a dentist who can look into your teeth, gums as well throat to see if there is any underlying infection there.
Doctor:If any, those need to be treated too.
Doctor:Yes, listerine mouthwash is ok.
User:What purpose will antacid serve?
Doctor:Treating all those individual condition will give you relief from this bad breathe.
Doctor:Antacid is useful in treating GERD.
User:What's that?
Doctor:As I mentioned earlier, GERD / reflux esophagitis or acid reflux / heart burn is one of the cause of bad breath.
Doctor:This is diagnosed by endoscopy.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Any more queries?
User:No. Thanks a lot for your valuable suggestions.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Happy Independence day
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