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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 4/16/2005 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys... i have had GERD for years and have managed to keep it undercontrol till last year when no drug would work, i just had this horrid bitter taste in my mouth and bad breath/body odour ... i was recently diagnosed with crohn's disease but have been told the odour was not from crohn's, but when i started on my medication, it went away for while, but now its back... can Gerd Cause horrid breath/body odour? i have been checked by an ENT, had kidneys checked, dentist checked out ok... im baffled .. im having severe drymouth and saliva glands seem to not be working right im on a new drug called periat, it  seems to help a bit  ... any suggestions?

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 4/16/2005 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I can only speak for myself, but I have been diagnosed with gastritis and can only think that the acid from my stomach is what is making my breath so awful.
When I am feeling that burning in my throat, it also seems that this is when the bad breath is the worst.   I always carry gum or mints but sometimes I don't think that is enough.  It's not a nice way to live.  I wish I had a pleasant breath.  I always am feeling like my mouth and throat are not right.
Am sorry this is the same for you.

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Date Joined Jan 2004
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   Posted 4/18/2005 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
GERD does cause bad breath problems and it is the acid reflux that causes it. I spoke to my doctor about what I can do for it and he suggested that I carry a travel size little bottle of mouthwash around with me. He strongly suggests not to eat mints (which causes heartburn) or chewing gum (which wakes up your stomach acids). Hope this helps.
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