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Leonor2012 01-03-2012 08:03 PM

chronic bad breath from sinus?

It did started with a bad cold last winter, was in antibiotics thinking that it was acid reflux, but no. Then allergy meds, kept telling me that he does not find anything, just drink more water. I have tried so many things, but it is just so disgusting, and I feel so embarrased. Please tell me if you are getting better? have you found anything else? that horrible taste, and the mucus on my tongue it's not just for few minutes, it's ALL the time. The mucus does not even go toward my throat anymore, comes out through my mouth. I am so desperate. Thanks Leonor

love63367 03-22-2012 06:20 PM

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I have not found anything else Leonor): I am so* desperate!!!!! I feel hopeless. It seems no one else has this problem, everyone is so care free with their breath, I envy them beyond belief!

hohope 06-26-2012 07:56 AM

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I am also 100% aware.. that feeling when it's always a bad day for you cause you know that people smell the foul odor coming from your mouth :( it sucks that it affects my school life :( my social life :(((

Pastafarian 06-26-2012 09:22 AM

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I'm really sorry you are stuck with this problem right now. It sounds completely overwhelming. :( Just remember for as terrible as it is, it's only temporary. I wish you could get the treatment you need now because living with any kind of health problem every day sucks. But even if you can't get it now, you still have your whole adult life ahead to you to get it done. I'm sorry you're in this mess. :(

hohope 06-26-2012 09:41 AM

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hi pastafarian :( i just want to share this with you.. i've been visiting an ENT doctor and he gave me antibiotics and nasal spray.. the antibiotics did it's job, but after a couple of days, the pnd just attacked again.. i can say that i am desperate right now considering the fact that this bb ruins my life :( i can't even perform well in school because of this. that's why i am doing these research in order to help myself.. i hope that my next appointment for check up will be the answer for this problem :(

love63367 06-27-2012 05:43 PM

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For a couple of days now, I've been chewing spearmint gum. I never chew minty gum during school because it's easy to smell & teachers would be more likely to catch me. But since its summer, I've switched to spearmint & it seems to be working at hiding my bad breath. Is there a reason? Do you think it's easier to taste your breath when chewing fruit gum (like I usually do?) I have been much more relaxed and not as concerned, its wonderful! For now at least!

DiamondEyes2230 06-27-2012 09:21 PM

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I also chew spearmint gum, DAILY. Reason being because I've also noticed it seems to mask the odor better than any other type of gum. My favorite is the Spearmint gum from the 5's called Rain(tingles as you chew). All I know about spearmint is that it helps you concentrate better on things, so besides giving you better breath it also will help you in school or work. I also like the eclipse gum which has natural germ killing ingredients in it. The spearmint and the polar ice are my favorite. Anyway, I'm honesty so tired of chewing's not good to constantly chew on anyway because that would only cause more problems with cavities which could make your breath worse...NO THANK YOU! Have you thought about getting your tonsils out?? I know for a fact that's where my bad breath is coming from, I have a chronic post nasal drip on one side and the tonsil on that said has a bad odor.. when I swab it with a q-tip it smells just like my breath. I went to see an ENT and she took one look and said "Yep those things need to come out now". I have cryptic tonsils and the post nasal drip is pretty much accumulating in the crypts and decaying inside them...which is also causing those nasty white chunks to gross. So basically I am having a full tonsilectomy in 2 weeks. I am so nervous, but yet so excited, I get to have my life back and be me again..makes me tear up just thinking about feeling like a normal person again for the first time in 4 years. Have you tried swabbing your tonsils with a clean finger or q-tip before?? If you try it, just be careful not to push to hard or cut anything back there. Anyway I hope you can figure something out soon, I know how frustrating it all is. Please keep in touch.

love63367 06-30-2012 12:47 PM

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Thank you so much DiamondEyes2230! It's interesting to hear that you also think spearmint gum helps! To answer your question about my tonsils, I have visited an ear, nose and throat specialist before and he said my tonsils are extremely small and do not need to come out. I do agree that they're very small & I don't seem to get many tonsil stones, maybe one once in a while though. I wish you luck on your tonsillectomy & am thrilled to hear your excitement about it! Please stay in touch and let me know the results after!(:

GrungeDude 07-07-2012 11:47 PM

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Hi, i'm new here but suffer from the same problem. OneLove, have you tried BIOTENE mouthwash and toothpaste? I used it some time ago and it worked so well that the first night i used it before going to bed my mouth felt clean. My saliva wasn't thick and my tongue was pink! The next morning, I was shocked to find out that my mouth was still clean! No bad breath, nor did I even feel the need to brush my teeth (yes, i still brushed, lol). This product helped me for a couple of weeks and for some reason it stopped working. My bad breath came back, along with the patchy white tongue. Guess my body, or whatever is causing my bad breath found a way to resist the product. Anyway, i hope this info. helps someone out there. I'm still trying to find a CURE for this horrible condition.

DiamondEyes2230 07-08-2012 06:38 AM

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Hey everyone. I just had surgery this past Friday for a Coblation tonsillectomy, so I'm on day 3 now. I had cryptic tonsillitis which my ENT believed to be the source of my bad breath, among other symptoms I was having. Since surgery I have noticed a big difference..the bad taste that I was constantly having is not there anymore, even when I wake in the morning. The bad breath I had seems to be gone as well, but I don't want to get my hopes up yet! It takes about 2 full weeks for the throat to heal, and bad odor and taste are part of the healing process, go figure. Like I said, I haven't noticed any odors, and my mom confirmed that for me. Still I want to wait until I am fully healed to say for sure that the tonsillectomy cured my bad breath. I'll keep you guys posted.

AlteredFate 07-08-2012 10:18 PM

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Hello everyone.

About a year ago I started having sinusitis symptoms. Mainly post nasal drip, reoccuring sinus infections, general lack of oxygen intake through the nose. I believe my upper nasal passages are blocked by thick mucus constantly being produced in reaction to allergies, indoor and outdoor.

I went to an ENT and it turns out I have a deviated septum. The combination of severe allergies and a closed off nasal cavity can result in SERIOUS life-altering sinsusitis.

I enocurage all of you with allergy to get a CAT scan and find out if you to have deviated septums. I cannot think of ANY other reason for post nasal drip, that much accumulation of mucus.

love63367 07-18-2012 02:04 PM

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Thank you for your suggestion! Is there any other way to know if you have a deviated septum, aside from having a scan? I don't think my parents would understand & say its completely unnecessary if I told them I want to get a CAT scan):

lilglow 07-19-2012 01:31 AM

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I have been suffering from bad breath for almost three years now. At first I thought it was a dental issue. I have a private dentist who is fantastic and understands my situation and is supportive. He has checked my oral health and has confirmed with me the problem is not anything to do with my oral health. I have spent countless amounts of money on numerous toothpastes, mouthwashes and tried all herbal remedies to try cure this problem and nothing has helped.

I have visited my GP on numerous occasions and been tested for a few things. I have been confirmed with IBS and I do have problems with bloating often, I have tablets to control this. I also have symptoms of acid reflux; I have tried around 4 different tablets to help this, none of which have helped the reflux or the bad breath. I have been tested for Helicobacter and this came back as negative and I have had an intolerance test to wheat etc and this was negative, also tested and scanned for gall stones and negative.

I have recently also realised the smell is more so coming from my nose every minute of every day. I have been given a nose spray form my GP as every morning when I brush my teeth my nose runs for around an hour after I brush my teeth each morning, which I am not sure if this is the factor for my bad breath and bad nose smell.

Its become such an issue for me, at work, my home life I try to avoid going out with my friends because I am so ashamed. Friends try to drop hints around me which hurts. I do chew gum again a crazy amount to try cover this but I canít control it coming from my nose.

I donít know what else to do I canít take it much longer. I would be so grateful if anyone has any idea of what could be wrong. I would be so grateful for any advice.

nopisama 07-19-2012 11:17 AM

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Hi everybody,
hope this thread is still alive and kicking, because i really need your help.
im 17 years old. since i was a child i always had allergies, mainly to grass and certain weeds, but those have subsided, and when they do come back i take antihistamines that solve it. other than the allergies, ive been dealing with excactly what you described. ive had chronic pnd since i was about 9 years old, and believe me that as a kid living with the constant itch, the mucus on your tongue, the tonsil stones, and thebad breath... it was hard. antihistamines have never cured it completely, nasal sprays(some extremely strong steroids) have never worked for more than a couple of hours, saline did nothing, antibiotics sadly never showed a relief(so much for sinusitis), and i dont know what more to do...
ive done a RAST test to discover all the allergies, no food allergies whatsoever, and my doctor along with the allergy doctor decided to give me a medication called Singulair, that was the only thing that ive seen change something, but im supposed to take it daily and once im off it the symptoms return slowly but surely.
does anyone have a way so i wouldn't need to take this pill? a cure? ive been living with it most of my life im able to remember... please help me.

gcsjr 07-19-2012 01:28 PM

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You said that:
[QUOTE]my doctor along with the allergy doctor decided to give me a medication called Singulair, that was the only thing that ive seen change something, but im supposed to take it daily and once im off it the symptoms return slowly but surely.
does anyone have a way so i wouldn't need to take this pill? a cure?[/QUOTE]
I'm curious to know why you want to stop taking the one medication that seems to help your symptoms. I've been on Singulair for the last 12 years and it has been truly been a godsend for my allergies.

Are you having a reaction of some kind to the medication or is there some other reason why you'd like to stop taking it?

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