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I have got a very bad breath what can I do?

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I have got a very bad breath what can I do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

I'm sorry about this problem

The first step is figuring out what the cause is

There are a variety of common causes.


Tobacco products.

Poor dental hygiene.

Dry mouth.

Infections in your mouth.


Excess stomach acid

Liver disease.

I would start by seeing your doctor and having blood work done and exploring if you have any of these problems.

There are a variety of treatments but it all depends on the cause.

An ear, nose and throat specialist can be of help as well.

Here's an article for you to review

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, just reply. :)