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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest remedies for smelly saliva and white tongue

My breath is always bad, especially in the morning, i can smell it, tounge is always white 24/7 and in the morning is like covered and sticky. my saliva always smells bad. my diet is horrible and barely drink water and lack of sleep. I always chew gum, it makes me have confident even if it doesnt work. Its been like this my whole life basically.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
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Thanks for the query.

As per your complain it seems that you have a fungal infection in mouth known as Oral Candidiasis or oral thrush..

The white coating is due to it and along with it the as you do not drink water it can lead to chronic dehydration which inturn can lead to dry mouth and bad breath can be due to infection as well as dry mouth..

I would suggest you to consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and in case of thrush oral anti-fungal medications like Nystatin mouthwash gargles, clotrimazole lozenges for 15 days and it can help.
In case if it does not resolve medications like fluconazole or Itraconazole oral intake can be advised..
Taking ample of probiotics in diet like Yoghurt and garlic can help..
Drink plenty of water and other fluids..
Gargle with flavoured mouthwash that is specially formulated for dry mouth as it will help in lubrication as well as will mask bad breath..

Hope this helps..

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