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Is My Bad Breath Treatable?

By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 04:40 PM

Question: I have had bad breath all of my life and have tried various remedies, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. I suffer with allergies and have post nasal drip. Are there any other remedies I could use to control this problem? I work with the public, and this is embarrassing. I would appreciate any advice you can offer.

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Your remedy will be in controlling your post nasal drip, and having your oral hygiene checked by your dentist.

To reduce your nasal symptoms, clean up your residence to minimize dust mites and move any pets you have outside. Change your furnace filter and replace it with a hypoallergenic filter to keep the air clean. Rid yourself of any feather pillows or comforters, and turn or replace your mattress. Avoid flowering plants or flowers in the house.

Request a referral to an allergist to discuss allergy testing and desensitization options for you.

In the meantime, you can try an oral antihistamine taken daily and regularly (like Zyrtec) and/or a nasal steroid spray such as Flonase. Ask your doctor about using allergy medicine Singulair daily.

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