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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Hi,I have been having an unpleasant smell coming from my mouth

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Hi,I have been having an unpleasant smell coming from my mouth at first I thought it was from my teeth but I later realized it's coming from my throat(from the upper surface that's between my mouth and the throat to be precise) what could be the cause?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--any problem with your sinuses or any nasal drainage? Any sore throat or gums and any problem with heartburn or indigestion?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes there's sore throat and heartburn,I also have a uvula
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK--you may either have a pharygitis--throat infection--a sinusitis---sinus infection--or perhaps gastric acid reflux, any of which could cause the breath problem. You could try using an antacid medication like Zantac or Prilosec but since you more likely need antibiotics, you should see a doctor about this Abubakar