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How can you get rid of post nasal drip that is causing bad breath? Natural remedies preferred?

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Joyce T asked:

I got a cold from a water park this August and ever since, i’ve had post nasal drip giving me very bad breath. Are there any things I can do to clear this up naturally? Will snorting saline solution do anything? Gargling with peroxide?
I have a tongue scraper and use it. it’s post nasal drip…my nose hasn’t fully cleared since I took the wave pool wave into my sinuses.

Rapid Cure for Bad Breath

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Natural remedies for sinus infection?

Shiver me Timbers asked:

My nose is so clogged and I get head pains, it’s not a cold, it cleared up, now I think it is sinuses, what should I do? I had it before and healed it years ago without antibiotics, but some tips are appreciated.

Bad Breath Cure

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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

james sameul asked:

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a very common temporary condition caused by such things as oral dryness, stress, hunger (ketosis), eating certain foods such as garlic and onions, smoking, or poor oral hygiene.

Bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. When people don’t brush and floss regularly, bacteria accumulate on the bits of food left in the mouth and between the teeth. The sulfur compounds released by these bacteria make the breath smell.

Home remedies for bad breath

Brush your teeth with baking soda first, then rinse out your mouth with plain or warm, salty water. Follow this with regular toothpaste and you are on your way.

Floss your teeth daily. The gunk (plaque) between your teeth may be causing your bad breath.

Scrape your tongue with a spoon or one of those specially designed tongue scrapers. Get as far back on your tongue as possible to scrape off the offending bacteria.

Gently clean the top of your tongue with the toothbrush.

To flush away mucus and bacteria, try gargling with saltwater.

For a quick cover-up eat fresh parsley or mint, or use a mouthwash.

Tea Tree Oil, is a natural cure for bad breath when used as a toothpaste additive. Simply add a drop of the oil to your toothpaste right before you brush.

You can also create a Tea Tree Oil mouthwash by adding 3 drops of the oil to a cup of warm water. Gargle this solution two to three times a day, preferably after each meal.

Clean your sinuses. Since bad breath can be caused by any number of sinus problems, some people get relief by “washing” out the area inside your nose where the sinuses drain, says Dr. Fedok. If you want to try it, use a saline solution in a blue-ball syringe–the kind used to clean out ears. (Both the solution and the syringe are available at most pharmacies.) “you’ll have to refill the syringe several times. Spray the saline up each nostril, letting the solution drain out the other nostril and your mouth. It may take up to a pint of saline to wash out your sinuses,” says Dr. Fedok.

One more effective Home Remedy for Bad Breath is Fennel. Fennel is useful herb and can be used in many ways. Chew the leaves of this herb and allow the saliva to build up in your mouth. Or, mix the fillings of a fennel capsule with baking soda, make into a paste, and brush your teeth, gums and tongue with it. The liquid remains of fennel can be rubbed on your gums and tongue.

Cloves are a strong antiseptic. Make a tea by putting 3 whole or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves in 2 cups of hot water, and steep for 20 minutes, stirring infrequently. Pour through a well strainer and use as a mouthwash or gargle two times in a day. This is one of the good Home Remedy for Bad Breath.

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Can anyone help? I have had bad breath for over a year. I have been to the dentists they say its not my gums.

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Sweet T asked:

I went to the ENT and my sinuses are fine. Well he noted that I may have reflux. I am scheduled for a EGD. is there anything i should be concerned a bout? Has anyone had this problem. Can reflux cause bad breath this is really embarassing. are there any treatments for bad breath?

Clear up Bad Breath Today!

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Popular Home Remedies for Bad Breath – Try it Once

Alien asked:

Bad breath can be quite offensive. It is also known as halitosis. Many people are not even aware of the fact that they suffer from this problem.

Bad Breath is usually caused by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. Bad breath is not contagious, meaning you cannot catch it from someone else. Chronic bad breath, known as Halitosis, does not come from the stomach. The only odor that comes from the stomach is when you burp

Why Do Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?

If you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, which promotes bacteria growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned.

Possible Symptoms of Bad Breath / Halitosis

The main symptom of bad breath is an odor that usually comes from the far back region of the tongue and grows stronger when the person talks. Bad breath is often accompanied by a foul taste in the mouth. The odor can vary from barely noticeable to overwhelming depending on the cause and proximity to the person.

There are also other causes for bad breath which include, infection in the tonsils, adenoids and sinuses. Foods such as garlic, onions, high sugar products, spicy food and dairy products can cause bad breath, along with smoking and drinking alcohol. Hunger, morning breath and poor oral hygiene also play a part in bad breath.

There are a variety of herbal mixtures for bad breath to help eliminate the problem.

* Drinking plenty of water daily will help to control bad breath. Dehydration will attempt to conserve moisture by reducing the salivary flow, which minimizes the saliva?s cleansing effects on bacteria which is a cause of bad breath.

* Clean your tongue with a special tongue scraper in order to remove bacteria.

* Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Use an odorless form.

*Zinc has an antibacterial effect.

* Bee Propolis aids in healing the gums and controls infection.

* Gargle with a glass of water which has the juice of half a lemon added.

* Brushing your gums and tongue with powdered cloves is another herbal mixture for bad breath.

* If you suffer from bad breath, then try to avoid foods such as: blue cheese, salami, tuna, curry, garlic, onions, anchovies, red meat, milk, coffee and cola.

* A natural deodorizer is parsley, and cardamom seeds help to sweeten the breath.

* Another bad breath reducer is fennel tea. The compounds that are found in the tea can decrease bacteria growth that causes bad breath.

* Cranberries fight offensive-smelling bacteria.

* Eat a green raw Guava in order to fight against bad breath.

* Cloves can be kept under the molars without chewing in order to keep your breath fresh.

* Eating oranges and citrus fruits, which are high in vitamin C can help control the bacteria population.

* Eucalyptus Oil has an active antiseptic ingredient (Eucalyptol) and can be found in many toothpastes and oral hygiene products.

*Avoid foods that cause you to have bad breath. Also try to avoid alcoholic beverages, which often cause bad breath.

Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist. If you need extra help in controlling plaque, your dentist may recommend using a special antimicrobial mouth rinse. A fluoride mouth rinse, used along with brushing and flossing, can help prevent tooth decay.

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