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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Is there a cure for halitosis?

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Is there a cure for halitosis?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Can you tell me more about the problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Me and my friend were talking about Halitosis in general. That is why the question came about. Also that I do get tonsil stones from time to time and heard it causes it.

So just wanted to know if there is a general cure for Halitosis

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It really depends on the cause Mary. If it's a problem with a gum or tooth infection or a sinus infection then antibiotics usually will cure it. If it's a problem with gastric reflux then medications like Zantac or Prilosec works for that. Tonsil stones might cause it but rarely and usually those can be removed.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

How can you remove tonsil stones? As I have problems removing sometimes, i dont tend to see it, it comes out from brushing etc

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sometimes they just fall out by themselves but massaging with a tooth brush and gargling with salt water
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Lastly which one is better Gaviscon vs. Zantac

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Both work well but for consistent treatment daily Zantac is best
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Can this be taken daily?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes it can