I am Robert from Nairobi Kenya. I have experienced halitosis for 5 years and the odor comes through the nose. I also have sinusitis. Please help.

bad breath or halitosis should be treated by dentist. Garlic and onions, contribute to breath odor. Dieters can also develop bad breath from eating with less frequency. Brush and floss daily, Food that collects on the tongue,around gums and between teeth rots and created bad odor. Saliva is necessary to stop dry mouth and salivary gland problems can create dry mouth condition known as xerostomia.

you can use sugarless candy and stop using tobacco products. halitosis can also be caused by infection in the respiratory tract or gastrointestinal problems. Many other chronic problems - sinusitis, bronchitis or diabetes may also lead to bad breath.

Regular dental visits are important factor in maintaining good oral hygiene. Mouthwashes do not remove the cause of halitosis. Mouthwashes or breath fresheners will only reduce symptoms.

answered by N

Infections in respiratory track, nose or sinusitis are associated causes for halitosis. Treating the cause (sinusitis) first is very important.

Try this for sinusitis –

  • Vitamin A present in mangoes and papaya helps to maintain an healthy epithelium lining in the respiratory track and also fights against infections.
  • Include garlic and onions liberally in your diet, as they are very effective in treating sinusitis.
  • Take steam from boiling water with cumin seeds to open your nasal passage and ease breathing.
  • Roasted cumin when taken with honey in 1:2 proportion also helps in sinusitis.

Try this for halitosis -

  • Prepare fenugreek seeds tea by adding 2tsp seeds in 1 liter water. Boil for 15 minutes and strain. Drinking this tea will be very helpful to cure halitosis.
  • Boil parsley and few cloves in water for 10 minutes. Strain and use this water as a mouthwash 4-5 times a day. This will help cure bad breath.
  • Chew raw guava fruit or guava leaves. The malic, oxalic, tannic and phosphoric acids along with calcium and magnesium helps in halitosis.
  • Chew sugar free gum to increase the saliva in the mouth and drink plenty of water.

answered by S P

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