bad breath - the reflux damaged my tongue ?

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tieuvodanh
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   Posted 5/7/2013 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ev.,

I have bad breath and reflux . I did experiment : I used my finger to scrape all over my tongue and found that the back part is rough, grainy... (not smooth like my mom's). Note that all the way back our mouths, our tongues have a row of bumps lying in an arch - that 's normal for everyone. But in front of this row, it 's supposed to be smooth but for me it's grainy...
And my finger smelled bad after I scraped this part. So I guess this part was damaged by the refluxing acid; and the bacteria/rotten food thrive right there.

It would be helpful if someone with bad breath + reflux to check this part of yours to see whether you have the same problem with me . So that we could together find the exact cause and treatment for this painful problem.
Thanks and have a good health !

inpinkagony
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   Posted 5/7/2013 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW!! I am having the same problem do you have LPR or GERD? because if you have LPR then yeah you are likely getting damage from the pepsin/acid/etc. I have altered taste buds and weird sensations as well as white tongue in back my mouth it looks like my tongue is break or something, I do not know how to solve problem since I got this new surprise (along with the many surprises this illness brings) it painful to brush my teeth because the fluoride is so harsh on my tongue, I hope we both can find an answer soon, and then my ENT says he cannot see me until another month so I am like how am I suppose to eat and stuff.
GERD/LPR 3 months. College Student. Aspiring Dietitian/Registered Nurse.

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."

tieuvodanh
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   Posted 5/9/2013 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
inpink, thanks for your reply. I had gotten GERD before but recovered with Prilosec then this year I got LPR. (because I ate a lot from eating disorder).
Do you have bad breath ? I only checked my mom's tongue for the smoothness but I don't know whether some other healthy people also have a rough/grainy back part of the tongue or not. But I know a lot people with LPR or sth have bb. After I used some antibiotics for nasal irrigations, the tounge-finger test showed no smell but this only lasted for 3 days at most and the smell came back (bacterial resistance?).

Have a nice reflux-free day!

inpinkagony
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   Posted 5/9/2013 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
You too, yeah I heard a lot of different things you can do, I am going to see my ent and ask her for some prescription for like artificial saliva, and you might want to change toothpaste I read something about propolis toothpaste, I am trying to change toothpaste because like all the harsh abrasives and stuff eat my tongue away even more let a lone the pepsin in our saliva but I am still apprehensive about buying tooth paste and stuff, I want to get herbal chemical free kind of thing, and another thing I read sometimes if we suffer from like dry mouth from time to time causing bacteria to grow more and get into our tonsils, where did you get the test by doctor or at home? all I know is my tongue and oral health is slowly changing in general, these are some points I shall bring up in my visit, you have reflux free day too.
GERD/LPR 3 months. College Student. Aspiring Dietitian/Registered Nurse.

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."
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