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Having sinus infections, Bad breathe, yellow palate pink sore in the throat. On post nasal drip. What do I do for my bad breathe and the rest?

Hi, I have sinus infections on and off, now I am having a post nasal drip, and very bad breath, the roof of my mouth is yellow and my throat has pink sores on it,my tongue is always white despite good oral hygiene, am using Listerine mouth wash but it does not help especially with the rotten meat breath, how do I stop it?I also have tonsil tones once in a while
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
It can be caused by variety of things including diet, medication, poor oral hygiene, and diseases or conditions such as diabetes, GERD, lactose intolerance, gum disease, and more. Maintaining proper oral health can help reduce or eliminate bad breath.
brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste,
brush the teeth after meals,
brush the tongue,
replace your toothbrush every two to three months,
use dental floss regularly,
see your dentist at least twice a year.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Halitosis or bad breath can be because of several reasons like post nasal drip, sinusitis, poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, depositions on the tongue.
The symptoms will subside along with the treatment.
Go for the symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Clean the tongue with tongue scraper or soft bristle toothbrush.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, continue the use of antiseptic mouth rinse solution.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Take balanced diet and drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
Bad breath may be due to-
Poor oral hygiene.
Systemic diseases.
I would suggest you to get a clinical evaluation by a dentist.
Thorough scaling has to be done.
All decayed teeth has to be restored.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Use soft interdental toothbrush and dental floss to clean your teeth.
Frequent warm saline gargle can be done.
Sinus infection and tonsillitis has to be treated a soon as possible.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
Your problem seems to be associated with recurrent sinus infection. For such a condition water therapy is recomended i.e. Fill warm saline water in your mouth like baloon and move it side by side , do it for 30 seconds , spit the water and repeat this for 10 times , and three times a day. Rather than Listerine mouthwash if possible use chlorhexidine mouthwash as it is antiseptic mouthwash that can remove bacterial deposites over your tongue.
Dr. Amit K. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Bad breath is caused by a number of reasons like Poor oral hygiene, Sinusitis, tonsilitis, respiratory problems, liver disorder, diabetis , renal problems, gastric disorders. Now you have sinusitis and tonsilitis which cud be the reasons if your oral hygiene is good. Get treatment for the sinusitis problem and the bad breath will subside. Get scaling of teeth done by your dentist.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Bad breath could be due to following reasons.

1.poor oral hygiene.(Gingivitis).

2.Gum infections and abscess.

3.Sinusitis snd tonsillitis.

4.Some food products like garlic.

5.Depositions on tongue.

Other systemic causes are here.


2.Liver dysfunction .


4.Pulmonary causes.

These causes has to be well evaluated and ruled out.

In your case it appears bad breath is due to sinusitis.

Please visit your ENT specialist get it thoroughly examined and get it treated.

Locally you can maintain very good oral hygiene.

And also do warm saline rinses along with antiseptic mouth rinsing.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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