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roudym89
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   Posted 9/27/2011 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello everyone

It has been like years for me with the bad breath problem.

I have a good oral condition, i drink around 2L of water a day, and have a somehow organised diet.

Recently, while in bed and before sleeping, I can feel something stuck in my throat.

I would be grateful if somebody can help

Thanks in advance


somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 9/29/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Roudy,

You don't say if you have had any sort of GI surgery or if you're on medications. Any or all of those things or just the condition you might be taking the meds for could be a factor. Could be. Nothing is ever in concrete.

I had NF surgery for acid reflux about 9 weeks ago and the surgeon said it would stop the bad breath. It did not. Before that a year ago August I had my tonsils out and my sinuses cleaned and repaired and the bad breath stayed.

I now have something called intra-esophageal reflux with food not clearing my new LES and the food (and any liquid) ferment overnight and cause bad breath.

It's not necessarily what your problem is at all but a lot of mouth wash helps and so does not eating late at night. Bacteria loves warm moist conditions.

I hope you find out what is causing your problem with bad breath.

Good luck.
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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 9/29/2011 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I had this same problem for a long time before I bought a toothbrush :)

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 9/29/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had a nickel for every new toothbrush I have bought. :)
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roudym89
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   Posted 9/29/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you halloweenbaby for your comment. I will consult my doctor for the intra-esophageal reflux, i can't remember that I have tackled this problem yet.
For theacidrefluxman...i spend time every day brushing my teeth more than the time you spend thinking :) :P

roudym89
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   Posted 9/29/2011 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
By the way, no i did not have any surgery
Do you think I should consider the reflux as an option?
Cause I am feeling something sticking on my throat when i sleep.

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 9/29/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I only know that food is supposed to go down and stay down or your breath can smell but that's not the only reason for bad breath. You could just have a bad tooth or tonsil or many other reasons.

As the experts here tell people all the time; if you're in doubt check with your physician.
They have a pretty good handle on things like this.

The surgery I had for GERD did not fix the problem with bad breath. I still have some reflux of food and other fluids from above my surgery site.

Good luck.
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Terps81
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   Posted 9/12/2012 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Halloween baby,
I have bad breath for years as well and I just went to see the second surgeon to have my hernia repair and barrets esophagus. And he told he will read my test results carefully before he let me know if he will perform a surgery or not. The reason I want to have a surgery is because I did some research online and it says it help with bad breath. After I read your story now I'm not sure if I want to have a surgery(Nissen Funduplication). The first surgeon did a lot of test on me and according to the test result I don't need surgery at all. My hernia is really small and my Barrets is okay,and he said it's not the reason of my bad breath. Please help me if you have any advice for me. Thank you

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 9/12/2012 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My NF surgery story was complicated by not knowing everything that was wrong with me. Looking back my surgery went as it should and I needed the surgery. I was tested with a manometry study and another test I don't remember the name of now but both tests indicated I'd benefit from NF.

A year after my surgery I now know that I have an auto-immune disease and a couple of other health problems including neuropathy and I'm doing better now.

The only thing I can say to you is if you can know for sure by doctors tests pre-surgery that you actually do need NF then I wouldn't hesitate to have it. I was mistaking other health conditions for the problems I was experiencing after surgery.

I certainly didn't have the surgery to control bad breath and now I know why I have it and it's due to dry mouth from my auto-immune disease.

I wish you the best in your decision.
Lap Nissen Fundoplication August 1, 2011 with a complete recovery from GERD and Acid Reflux.

Symptoms of a pre-existing condition were mistakenly attributed to the NF surgery afterwards by almost all of my doctors and myself as well.

*It pays to keep an open mind and to be a good advocate for your personal health.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/12/2012 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Terps81-

Welcome to Healing Well.

If you have all the tests and the surgeons think you are a good candidate for the surgery it will help to control the Barretts also. I only have to have mine checked every 3 years now since I have a functioning wrap vs. every year. Since I had an esophageal perforation during an EGD last year that is a huge plus for me.

Take care,
Bill
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robspect
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   Posted 9/12/2012 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Terps81-
I've noticed recently (actually it's usually my wife who notices) that whenever i'm having a reflux flare up I usually get bad breath too. I've never tried this but there are tongue scrapers/cleaners (i think there is one call orabrush) that supposed to be really good for reducing bad breath. I think the first tongue scrapers originated in India. Apparently it's supposed to be better than brushing your tongue with a toothbrush. My bad breath comes and goes so I haven't been as motivated to buy one. Might be worth a try?

"The only thing worse than smelling someone else's bad breath is knowing that everyone else can smell yours"

chinmoya
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   Posted 9/25/2012 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
theacidrefluxman said...
I had this same problem for a long time before I bought a toothbrush :)


Heh, are you kidding? Toothbrushes do not help much on their own! Now, if you were speaking of tongue cleaners then...I would have agreed with you to an extent! ;)


EDIT: I just found this article through Google. I hope you find it helpful:

Top 3 Remedies For Bad Breath - Get Rid of Bad Breath Forever!

Bad breath, formally known as Halitosis, affects a lot of people. While basically, it stems from a poor oral hygiene, sometimes it can also be caused by liver ailments, kidney troubles, acid reflux, sinusitis, gastro-intestinal problems, strep throat, or dental issues such as tooth decay, gum diseases, oral cancer, infected root canals, or a dry mouth! In this article I will tell you how to get rid of bad breath once and for all!

Your Diet is Everything: You know what they say: you are what you eat. This is as much true about the health of your internal organs as that of your teeth! If you eat crappy foods all the time, would it be any surprise if your breath too is always crappy? Hell, no! To be frank, you should be eating fruits and vegetables that keep you healthy by improving your digestion and keeping foul breath away from your mouth. Fruits rich in Vitamin C are great for fighting bad breath because of their acidic elements that kill the odor-causing bacteria developing in your mouth! Similarly, vegetables such as celeries and carrots are also well-known natural remedies for bad breath!

There are certain types of foods which you should try to avoid, if you want to maintain a fresh breath at all times, that is! One such food is meat. Meat has a tendency to get stuck in-between the spaces of your teeth and make your breath go foul; similarly, if you eat fish, its strong and stinky odor can affect your breath pretty badly; to be fair though, not everyone is in a portion to avoid these foods, in which case, they should brush and floss their teeth immediately after having any such food!

Same goes for milk and dairy products. Milk has a tendency to leave a whitish residue at the back of your tongue, which in turn results in offensive breath. In fact, if you scrape the back and front parts of your tongue with a spoon and then smell that whitish material, you would realize how foul it is! Imagine this whitish substance staying in your mouth for days, months and years! If consuming milk products is a must for you, please brush your teeth and clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner immediately after eating them; if possible, use a mouthwash to rinse your mouth as well!

Cheese is not always good for your breath. If you eat newly made cheese, it can certainly help make your breath fresh. Old and stinky cheese, on the other hand, can cause bad breath troubles!

Onion and garlic are known for their strong door; if you eat them boiled, they won't affect your breath much, but consuming them in raw form can indeed result in a malodorous breath! If you don't believe me, just ask someone in your household - preferably someone you trust to speak honestly and openly - to smell your breath a couple of hours after you have a meal containing raw onions and/or garlic; see what they say!

As a blanket rule, you should make sure that your mouth never goes dry, except of course when you sleep at night; when you sleep, the flow of saliva in your mouth is reduced to a considerable extent, resulting in a dry mouth and foul breath on the next morning; honestly, there is not much you can do about it really, except brushing your teeth as soon as you wake up! But that apart, you should keep your body hydrated all the time by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, starting with a glass of water early in the morning.

In addition, you should avoid, or at least reduce the consumption of, foods that make your body dehydrated, such as alcohol, tea, coffee, etc.

Post-Meal Smoking Kills: Cigarettes are bad - not just for your lungs, but also for your breath! When you eat a meal, your breath turns a bit foul anyway (depending on what you have eaten), thanks to the food particles that get stuck in between your teeth and on your tongue surface. On top of that, when you start smoking, your breath becomes worse because the chemicals that get released in your mouth during smoking makes your mouth become dry! Therefore, if possible, don't smoke cigarettes after a meal.

It is not just smoking that affects a person's breath negatively; chewing tobacco in any form can also result in an offensive breath!

How to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene: You may not realize it, but your mouth contains a lot of odor-causing germs and microbes. Whenever you eat any kind of food, these germs also get their due from your food! If you brush your teeth regularly, then you basically take the food away from these germs by removing all the food particles stuck in your mouth. As a result, your breath becomes clean and fresh as mint! Most people brush only once in twenty-four hours; however, I would suggest that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, or even better, after each and every meal (including even light refreshments such as potato chips)!

However, in order to keep your mouth and breath squeaky-clean all the time, mere brushing is just not enough; you should also keep your tongue clean! If you have never cleaned your tongue before, chances are that a lot of food articles, dead skin cells, germs and microbes have been deposited on the rough surface of your tongue for years! Letting this crap stay and rot on your tongue can cause your breath to go foul! Use a good tongue cleaner to scrape the surface of your tongue at the time of brushing!

As I already pointed out in this article, bad breath is not always the result of a dirty mouth; the cause behind your offensive breath might be buried several layers deep! Who knows, you may be suffering from serious dental diseases such as tooth and gum decay! Just as you need to maintain your two-wheeler or car regularly in order to keep it running, similarly, you should make regular trips to your local dentist in order to take proper care of your teeth. In addition to pointing out the reason behind your malodorous breath, a dentist would also help clean the tartar and plaque from your mouth, thus preventing your gums and teeth from being damaged anymore!

Flossing your teeth is as important as brushing - more so if you are addicted to stuff such as alcohol - which makes your mouth become dry and leaves a stinky smell in your breath! If you are following any special diet then mint floss would be your best option. The great thing about mint floss is that it not only takes away the foul odor from your mouth, but also leaves a smell of fresh mint in your breath!

You should also keep a good quality mouthwash in your arsenal. As you might know already, foul breath is often caused by bacteria that reside in-between the spaces of your teeth, on the surface of your tongue, and generally, all around your mouth! Obviously, you can get rid of bad breath by killing this bacteria! Most decent mouthwashes contain an ingredient called cetylpyridinium chloride which is believed to be responsible for killing this kind of bacteria!

Usually, you would want to wash your mouth with a mouthwash at least two-three times a day - especially, after each and every meal you have! The general practice involves taking a particular amount (as suggested by your dentist) of the mouthwash in your mouth, gargling your mouth with it for about twenty to thirty seconds, and then spitting out the liquid!

There are both cheap and expensive mouthwash products available in the market. Obviously, most of the top brands would charge you an arm and a leg for a mouthwash, but there is no need to shell out so much money on this. A decent mouthwash should not cost a lot more than your regular toothpaste. In fact, mouthwashes can be purchased from the same shops which sell other oral health products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

Most mouthwashes contain a fair amount of alcohol (believed to have strong antiseptic properties; alcohol can also be found in many aftershave lotions). I would suggest buying an alcohol-free mouthwash though, if you can! If you are not sure about which mouthwash to use, ask your dentist; also, don't forget to take advantage of any special offer/coupon code that can save you a few bucks!

Article Source: http://totalinfotips.com/garlic-breath/top-3-remedies-bad-breath-rid-bad-breath-forever.php

Post Edited (chinmoya) : 9/27/2012 2:27:54 AM (GMT-6)


dshon
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   Posted 5/26/2014 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi somedaysarediamonds,

I was just curious exactly what are the steps you took to cure your bad breath if at all?

Sincerelly,

Dave
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