Home Cures For Halitosis

Hemorrhoids are a common ailment that strikes nearly eight in every ten people at some time in life. They can also be an embarrassing problem that many do not like to talk about, even to their own doctors. The good news is that there are many options in home cures for hemorrhoids that you can try from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

However, if you suspect that you have a hemorrhoid, it is a good idea to see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The symptoms of hemorrhoids can mimic those of more serious illnesses like cancer, so a check with your doctor is an important first step.

Once you know for sure that you are dealing with this particular condition, you can pursue some of the home cures for hemorrhoids before heading back into your doctor for a treatment plan. If your hemorrhoids are small and not terribly uncomfortable, a home cure for hemorrhoids might be enough to keep your symptoms in check and allow you to continue with more pain-free days. Most of these methods are low cost, and many simply require a few lifestyle changes that will lead to more comfort and good health.

Watch your Diet

One of the first home cures for hemorrhoids that you can try is to increase the amount of fiber and water in your diet. Stay away from constipating foods like the plague and opt instead for plenty of whole grains and fruits that will keep your internal workings running smoothly.

Drinking plenty of water is also a key in a home cure for hemorrhoids, since this will also keep your digestive system running smoothly. Both of these steps will keep stools soft and help prevent the straining in the bathroom that is a common culprit of hemorrhoids. If dietary changes are not sufficient, a stool softener can also be taken.

Another home cure for hemorrhoids is to blot the area a number of times a day with a medicated pad like Tucks or to apply a medicated ointment to the area. This will soothe and protect, and greatly reduce the amount of pain and discomfort that can come with this condition. You can also take warm baths in clean water for up to ten minutes at a time. These can be repeated a number of times each day until you see your symptoms subside.

Using the softest toilet paper that you can find and applying it with utmost gentleness and care will help to prevent additional irritation from that area. Finally, avoid lifting heavy objects, since the strain of this act can mimic the straining in the bathroom that exacerbates the hemorrhoid issue.

If you have been diagnosed with this condition by your doctor, there are many home cures for hemorrhoids that you can try. If you don't find relief with these methods, it is a good idea to revisit your doctor to discuss other hemorrhoid treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can you cure or control halitosis?
    I have bad breath constantly, even after i have brushed me teeth. please help with any home cures!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your doctor to check you out for stomach and lung problems, bad breath often comes from the stomach or lungs

  2. QUESTION:
    What cause canine halitosis and what can cure it?
    My aunt has a Jack Russell that has cainine halitosis and we've been wondering what causes it and what can cure it. Her dog is nine or ten years old.

    Answers appreciated! Thank-you.

    Halitosis is bad breath, just so everyone knows.

    • ANSWER:
      Bad breath is usually cause by periodontal disease in dogs. Check his teeth and see if they are white, or if they are yellowed an covered in plaque. In all likelihood there is a need for a dental cleaning.

      This is a relatively minor surgery. The dog is anesthetized and the teeth are scaled, polished and sometimes treated with fluoride. The dog must be anesthetized in order for the teeth to be cleaned above the gum line. Depending on the state of the teeth there may be some extractions.
      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/periodontal_disease_and_dental.html

      There's not much to be done at home if a full dental is needed. To help prevent the need for this in the future the best thing is to brush the dog's teeth regularly. Oral rinses, dental chews, and dental diets can all help but are not as effective as brushing.
      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_dental_home_care.html

  3. QUESTION:
    I would like toknow ow to cure Bad breath?
    My little brother has bad breath and i'd like to know the best way for him to cure it? are there any home remedies that he can try that will help him? Also is it true tht eating yogurt for 6 weeks will cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      Your brother should go to the doctor since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath. Have him go to a general practitioner, have them run some blood tests, and have the doctor recommend him to the appropriate specialist(s).

      One should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. One should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that one is eating, and avoid milk, garlic, onions, etc. Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease.

      One might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      One can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis. Also, since yogurt and probiotics have good bacteria, he should have that as well.

  4. QUESTION:
    any home remedies or suggestions on how to hide bad breath?
    i do not have a dentist appointment until april. but my breath really stinks. i brush,floss and use mouthwash 2 a day. and use mouthwash after lunch at work. but my breath still stinks, does anyone know any ways i can hide my bad breath? i been eating gum, but that only helps so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Bad Breath Tips:

      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Also, asthmatic problems cause bad breath. Are you having breathing problems? Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?
    I heard it's really good for you?

    • ANSWER:
      What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
      Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural cure for a number of ailments which usually require antibiotics and other medications that have a number of side effects. In particular, Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to:

      Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
      Balance high cholesterol
      Cure skin conditions such as acne
      Protect against food poisoning
      Fight allergies in both humans and animals
      Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
      Strengthen the immune system
      Increase stamina
      Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
      Improve digestion and cure constipation
      Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
      Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections

      Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

      Weight Loss
      While it is not known why, many people claim that Apple Cider Vinegar promotes weight loss. Some theories suggest that ACV helps to speed up the metabolism, while others suggest that it burns calories. A number of nutritionists also believe that combining Vitamin B6 and Lecithin with Apple Cider Vinegar is highly effective for weight loss. A suggested remedy is to mix 2 teaspoons of ACV mixed with a glass of water and drink this before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day

      Bad Breath
      Due to its acidic properties, Apple Cider Vinegar makes a wonderful remedy for bad breath or halitosis. Simply add 1/2 tablespoon of ACV into a cup of water and gargle the mixture in your mouth for 10 seconds at a time until the cup is empty.

      Body Odor
      Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective body odor remedy, since it can help adjust the skin's pH level which helps to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. For armpit odor, simply wipe them once each morning with undiluted apple cider vinegar (using a cotton ball). For foot odor, fill a pan with warm water and add 1/3 cup of ACV, then let your feet soak in this mixture for 15 minutes once per week.

      Skin Problems and Infections
      Acne
      Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural cure for acne. Please refer to our Acne Home Remedy page for more information on how to treat acne with Apple Cider Vinegar.

      Age Spots
      Apple Cider Vinegar contains sulfur that fights the effects of aging, which makes it suitable for treating age spots. Visit our Home Remedy for Age Spots page to learn about an effective Apple Cider Vinegar and onion juice treatment for this condition.

      Cellulite
      Many women have found that Apple Cider Vinegar can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Our Cellulite Home Remedies page contains details on how ACV can be used to treat this problem.

      Yeast Infection
      Apple Cider Vinegar has been found to be an effective treatment for yeast infections. See our Yeast Infection Home Remedies page for more details on how soaking in a bath mixed with a few cups of ACV can be used to treat this infection.

      Stomach Problems
      Constipation
      Apple Cider Vinegar is frequently used as a natural cure for constipation. Please visit our Constipation Home Remedy page for more information on how drinking Apple Cider Vinegar can help cure this common digestive problem.

      Diarrhea
      There are various causes for diarrhea, and although it should not be left untreated, it is often a natural way for the body to rid itself of harmful compounds and ingested materials. Apple Cider Vinegar is a fantastic natural remedy for diarrhea since the high pectin concentration acts as a protective coating which soothes the irritated lining of the colon. A suggestion is to add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a large glass of water, and drink this 3 times daily while the symptoms persist.

      Major Illnesses
      Diabetes
      Apple Cider Vinegar may help to control high blood sugar levels, which is why it is often used as a natural treatment for Diabetes. Visit our Diabetes Remedies page to learn more about how ACV can be used to treat this condition.

      What are the Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar?
      There are no major known side effects of Apple Cider Vinegar when used in moderation. However, drinking vinegars, acids or even lemon juices on a regular basis can lead to a deterioration of dental enamel. This can give your teeth a yellowish look and make them more sensitive to heat and cold. To prevent this, the vinegar should always be diluted with water or a pinch of baking soda should be added in order to reduce the acidity level.

      Where and How to Buy Apple Cider Vinegar
      Apple Cider Vinegar can be found in almost any natural health or nutrition store, or from a variety of online retailers such as Amazon.com (see links below). Look for ACV with a pH level of 5 to 7. Apple Cider Vinegar can also be found in capsule form which help eliminate the strong sour taste associated with the liquid vinegar.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to cure my bad breath?
    I do have big tonsils and i really do get tonsillitis every year. and sometimes when i spit there's some yellow small thing that is very disgusting.. i really don't wanna take my tonsils out. cause i'm scared, i'm only 12 ... any home remedies? Thank you. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Well I think the yellow stuff is sort of normal, but frequent tonsillitis and enlarged tonsils could mean you should get them taken out. It pretty much depends on how much they bother you, how many infections you get. Have you asked your dentist or regular doctor when at a check up?

      If you have tonsil stones, which are tiny white calcium deposits that can form on your tonsils, they can cause bad breath.

      Halitosis is the term for chronic bad breath.

      Try to brush your tongue when brushing, and the roof of your mouth because they can be sources of bad breath (it's uncomfortable at first). Try to brush after meals, and use mouthwash. If it doesnt improve any, I would ask to see a doctor about the tonsils.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I change my speaking voice?
    Sometimes it is clear and nice, but other times it is scratchy and manly sounding.
    How can I make it always sound feminine and clear?

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the below Tips are really helpful,
      Good Luck.

      Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat.

      Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is recommended.

      Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. Cancer of the vocal folds is seen most often in individuals who smoke.

      Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking. It is important to support your voice with deep breaths from the diaphragm, the wall that separates your chest and abdomen. Singers and speakers are often taught exercises that improve this breath control. Talking from the throat, without supporting breath, puts a great strain on the voice.

      Avoid eating spicy foods. Spicy foods can cause stomach acid to move into the throat or esophagus (reflux).

      Use a humidifier in your home. This is especially important in winter or in dry climates. Thirty percent humidity is recommended.

      Try not to overuse your voice. Avoid speaking or singing when your voice is hoarse.

      Wash your hands often to prevent colds and flu.

      Include plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet. These foods contain vitamins A, E, and C. They also help keep the mucus membranes that line the throat healthy.

      Do not cradle the phone when talking. Cradling the phone between the head and shoulder for extended periods of time can cause muscle tension in the neck.

      Exercise regularly. Exercise increases stamina and muscle tone. This helps provide good posture and breathing, which are necessary for proper speaking.

      Get enough rest. Physical fatigue has a negative effect on voice.

      Avoid talking in noisy places. Trying to talk above noise causes strain on the voice.

      Avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain alcohol or irritating chemicals. If you still wish to use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, limit your use to oral rinsing. If gargling is necessary, use a salt water solution.

      Avoid using mouthwash to treat persistent bad breath. Halitosis (bad breath) may be the result of a problem that mouthwash can't cure, such as low grade infections in the nose, sinuses, tonsils, gums, or lungs, as well as from gastric reflux from the stomach.

      Consider using a microphone. In relatively static environments such as exhibit areas, classrooms, or exercise rooms, a lightweight microphone and an amplifier-speaker system can be of great help.

      Consider voice therapy. A speech-language pathologist who is experienced in treating voice problems can provide education on healthy use of the voice and instruction in proper voice techniques.

  8. QUESTION:
    My Toy Schnauzer has a bad breath problem,but is in perfect health,including teeth and gums,looking for a cure?
    Is there a home remedy to cure a bad breath problem for my Shnauzer as mentioned above...

    • ANSWER:
      Any dog with bad breath should be evaluated by your vet, as bad breath is usually associated with health problems, some of which are quite serious. The only behavioral issue that could cause it is copraphagia (poop-eating.)

      Here's a good article on the causes of bad breath in dogs: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/halitosis-bad-breath-in-dogs/page1.aspx

      It's tempting to go the 'home remedy' route, but that could endanger your dog's life by masking symptoms of a serious health problem. So make an appointment with your vet for a check-up!

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is my puppies breath so bad?
    I have a 7 week old black lab, I have had her almost a week now. Her breath is so bad I dont know if something is wrong with her or what. I know this is not puppy breath it smells like she has eaten a skunk or something. Also when we take her outside she seems to chew on grass.I have givin her dog bones that help with bad dog breath as well as toys and they dont do a thing for it. Please someone help me. This is horriable.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical eam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog s teeth everyday if possible or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog s, since toothpaste for human s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what can be used to hide or cure halitosis.?
    Something that has nothing to do with a dentist. Or have to buy some 'guaranteed' product. Home solution only. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat fresh, raw parsley & buy a tongue scraper. Use mouth wash regularly. All the best.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the medicines for Chronic Bad Breath?
    bad breath that coming from glance which is somewhat coming from saliva...if there are natural medicines for Chronic Bad Breath, what are these?
    Bad breath that seems coming from saliva which produce by glands...

    • ANSWER:
      Bad Breath, also known as Halitosis, is a condition almost everyone has experienced some time in their life. Bad breath is often simply the result of a dry mouth. If this is the case, simply eating a citrus fruit that is high in citric acid (such as an orange, lemon, or grapefruit) can help improve your breath significantly. The acid in such fruits stimulates the saliva, which helps suppress some of the odor-causing bacteria. At the same time, the tangy taste of such fruits leaves the mouth smelling fresh. I would recommend Cool Mint Listerine which can be found at Walgreens or Walmart.

      Another home remedy would be 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.

      Make sure you spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash or toothpaste. Never swallow it.

      Another Home Remedy would be
      Baking soda is a fantastic remedy for bad breath, since it changes the pH (acidity) level in your mouth, which results in a less friendly environment for odor-causing bacteria. Simply add some baking soda onto your toothbrush, brush with it, and then rinse with water. Another option is to purchase toothpastes that already contain a small amount of baking soda. It is also important to brush the top of your tongue with your toothbrush every morning, since this helps dislodge many odorous particles that contribute to bad breath.

      Another home remedy for bad breath

      Apple Cider Vinegar has recently been used as an effective mouthwash that provides long-lasting relief from bad breath. Simply dilute 1/2 tablespoon of the vinegar into a glass of water and gargle it in your mouth for 10 seconds at a time.

      These are the only home remedies that have come to my mind right now.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there any permanent solution to bad breath? My mouth mostly smells like a rat is died inside?

    • ANSWER:
      Bad Breath Home Remedies
      The use of simple self-care techniques can often minimize this problem. There are several things one can do in order to get rid of bad breath. Ask your dentist about better ways to floss and a mouthwash that has been shown to be effective in fighting bad breath. Go to a dental professional to have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis.

      Other bad breath remedies include reducing the food supply available to the bacteria that cause bad breath - this is one of the most effective ways to cure halitosis. Brushing and flossing your teeth help remove plaque and kills bacteria. To stimulate the salivary flow, chew gum, lozenges, or mints making sure they are sugar free sugar feeds bad breath bacteria. Occasionally rinsing the mouth with lemon juice diluted with water is a popular home remedy for bad breath. One of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth is to eat an apple a day. It helps moisten the mouth, too.

      If the problem persists, take a dietary supplement, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B. Brushing your teeth with occasionally with baking soda helps neutralize any excess acids found in the oral cavity.

      Easy Ways to Prevent Bad Breath
      Preventing bad breath is easier than treating it. Eat quality, easy to digest food and use oral health products that help prevent halitosis. Avoid eating cookies, cakes, sweets, ice cream and other foods that contain refined carbohydrates.

      Using mouthwashes can help you prevent breath problems. Some mouthwash products eliminate existing bad breath, while others remove odor and stop the germs responsible for bad breath. Avoid alcohol based mouthwash because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, which can easily lead to bad breath for many people.

      Green and black teas contain polyphenols that help eliminate sulfur compounds and reduce oral bacteria. If you want to prevent bad breath, avoid taking antidepressants, diuretics, pain relievers and antihistamines. These drugs inhibit saliva flow and cause halitosis. Use oral hygiene products that do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol.

      Practice good oral hygiene to prevent and reduce bad breath. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the main causes of bad breath.

      Stop smoking and drinking coffee. Studies have shown that smokers present a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. More than that, smoking is associated with decreased moisture in the mouth.

      To prevent dry mouth, breathe through your nose instead of your mouth and keep your mouth moist by drinking plenty of water. Using dental floss regularly and removing dentures at night are some of the best ways to prevent and cure halitosis.

      Clean your dentures at least once a day. Clean your mouth after eating meat, fish and dairy products. Eat foods rich in fiber.

      Eliminate all dairy products from your diet. Many times bad breath is caused by milk intolerance. Use an oral probiotic (S. salivarius K12 and M18) to balance the oral cavity, helping to prevent an overgrowth of the nasty bacteria that can cause bad breath, gum disease, plaque, tooth decay, ear aches, and sore throats.
      Good luck and God bless you

  13. QUESTION:
    Will Acidophillus cure my really bad breath? My breath smells like acid?
    My breath smells really bad. Sometimes I feel a little burn in my stomach, but i can smell how bad my breath is, and people have told me.It;s not my teeth, it comes from the stomach.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone loves a good home remedy. They usually save money, are easy to use and have a feel-good factor because there is no doctor or pharmacist involved. From home remedies to cure bad breath to "grandma cures" for smelly feet, someone somewhere will have a clever idea to cure what ails you.

      Chronic bad breath home remedies are plentiful, with suggestions involving everything from drinking water laced with mint leaves and lemon juice to scraping the tongue twice a day. As long as the supposed cure is not dangerous and doesn't involve untested substances, they're worth a try, especially if the halitosis problem is particularly worrisome.

      Herbal remedies

      Chewing on parsley or mint leaves may not be everyone's idea of a delicious treat but many swear by it as a way of eradicating foul odors from the mouth, especially following odiferous foods such as garlic or dairy. Some herbal teas can help freshen the mouth as well as helping to hydrate the body (contrary to the dehydrating effect that regular tea has).

      A drop or two of peppermint oil on or under the tongue can work wonders to help cure bad breath. Clove oil can work too but to some people, it tastes unpleasant and can be reminiscent of the dentist's surgery.

      Try also chewing sunflower seeds and following with a good swish to rinse and drink a big glass of water. Eat yogurt daily that contains acidophilus and bifidus for good gut cleansing

      Physical fixes

      Tongue scraping is becoming a very popular and quick home remedy for bad breath. It's a simple matter of scraping the coating off the tongue and thereby eliminating the hiding places for the multitude of bacteria that thrive there. There are special tongue scrapers available in pharmacies, or you can simply use a spoon that you reserve for the task. Whatever you use, keep it clean and, unless stainless steel, replace it regularly.

      Water, water, water

      Keeping your body adequately hydrated is an essential part of keeping bad breath under control. The drier your mouth is, the smellier it potentially is. You may notice this after doing strenuous exercise or if you're really thirsty. Drink water all day long.

      Keep your toothbrush handy

      One toothbrush at home and one at work is the ideal solution for maintaining a fresh mouth. It may be called a 'home remedy' for bad breath, but everyone knows that if you keep your mouth and teeth clean, there is less chance for bacteria to thrive. While you're at it, keep a purse sized pack of dental floss with you and before leaving a restaurant or entering a meeting, do a quick floss and swish in the bathroom.

      Remember, all the home remedies in the world will not help if there is something underlying that is causing your halitosis. See your doctor or dentist if you feel you need further advice.

      Christian Hanson has published numerous articles on halitosis and bad breath remedies.

  14. QUESTION:
    what are the effective home remedies for halitosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for Halitosis

      Tips 1:

      Chewing a very green Guava which is almost raw, helps.

      Tips 2:

      Chewing a Green cardamom after meals and during long intervals.

      or the second site states...

      Home remedy for bad breath (Halitosis)
      Halitosis treatment using Fenugreek
      Among the several home remedies for halitosis, the use of fenugreek has proved most effective. A tea made from the seeds of this vegetable should be taken regularly for correcting the condition. This tea is prepared by putting one teaspoon of seeds in half a litre of cold water and allowing it to simmer for fifteen minutes over a low flame. It should then be strained and used as tea.

      Halitosis treatment using Avocado
      Another effective remedy for bad breath is avocado, which is far superior to any mouth lotion or remedies for this condition. It effectively removes intestinal putrefaction or decomposition which is one of the most important causes of bad breath.

      Halitosis treatment using Guava
      Unripe guava is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and manganese. Chewing it is an excellent tonic for the teeth and gums. It helps cure bleeding from gums and stops bad breath. Chewing tender leaves of guava tree also stops bleeding from gums and bad breath.

      Halitosis treatment using Parsley
      Parsley is a valuable Cure for bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several sprigs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be steeped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves. This mixture should be stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouthwash or gargle several times a day.

      Halitosis treatment using Raw Juices
      All fruit and vegetable juices are beneficial in the treatment of halitosis and should be taken liberally by those suffering from this disorder. Juices from green vegetables are especially valuable.

      Halitosis diet
      A well balanced diet
      Patients suffering from halitosis should take a well-balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits, with emphasis on raw and cooked vegetables, and fruits. In case of constipation, all measures should be adopted for its eradication. The patient should avoid refined carbohydrate foods, such as white sugar; white bread and products made from them, as well as meat find eggs.

      Other suggestions for Halitosis
      Other bad breath treatment
      The teeth should be cleaned twice a day, especially before going to bed at night. Meat particles should be removed carefully with toothpicks. In case of decaying teeth and swollen and bleeding gums, a dentist should be consulted. Munching a raw apple or guava after lunch removes most of the trapped particles. The use of the twigs of the margosa (neem) tree as a toothbrush is the best method of cleaning the teeth

  15. QUESTION:
    Is polos a good cure for bad breath?
    Tomorrow I'm going to kiss my girlfriend for the first time; but sometimes I have bad breath and she dosen't know and I feel really embarrassed. Would sucking on a few polos help the bad breath to go away for a bit just before we kiss? Would sugar or non sugar polos be better? Are there any long term cures for bad breath?? Thanks so much for any advice!!!!!xxx:)

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you have Halitosis- Generally known as Chronic Bad Breathe
      you will need to see a Dentist for this treatment and this is what they would do to help solitify your needs
      The patient is given a complete dental examination since crown and bridge washouts, uncontrolled periodontal diseases and other dental infections can contribute to orally generated breath malodor. Localized dental infections are often the source of patients' complaints of self-perceived bad tastes or odors which are not necessarily perceived by others. With the exception of anterior crown and bridge cement washouts, dental and periodontal diseases need not be treated definitively in order to gain control of breath malodor. However, the ease with which patients can maintain control of their malodor after treatment is enhanced by traditional treatments of infective dental and periodontal diseases.

      Because orally generated breath malodor is caused by the emission of thiols and sulfides by anaerobic bacteria, treatment is directed toward permanently reducing oral anaerobes. For this purpose an intraoral liquid-air spray device and an ultrasonic intraoral dental cleaner unit have been designed to deliver an irrigant26 for antiseptic debridement of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Following this procedure patients are instructed in the use of home soft tissue cleaner and a high oxidation potential mouth rinse.26 The regime performed two times daily, in the morning and evening, is sufficient to maintain control of breath odor in most individuals after undergoing the in-office antiseptic debridement.

  16. QUESTION:
    what home remedy can you use to help cure/control halitosis?

    • ANSWER:
      It is believed that bad breath is caused by anaerobic bacteria under the surface of the tongue. These bacteria thrive only in an oxygen poor, acidic environment. Because of this, two separate things need to be accomplished. First, add oxygen. Second, reduce acidity.

      To add oxygen: use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash. (use one part hydrogen peroxide (3%), and one part salty water)

      To reduce acidity: use baking soda as a toothpaste. (use three parts baking soda, to one part salt)

      This simple two step process has been found very effective by many bad breath sufferers.

  17. QUESTION:
    why does my puppy have such bad breath?
    she only 6 month old but i have given her table treats, some meat etc..can this cause bad breath from stomach

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical eam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog s teeth everyday if possible or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog s, since toothpaste for human s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does eating yogurt cure bad breath?
    I red somewhere that if you eat yogurt for 6 weeks it will cure bad breath is this true..... and if it isn't can you give me some tips because i seem to always feel like i have bad breath and when i am at home my mom always says it is really nasty, and i don't want my breath to stink at school so please help me. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      What yogurt does is keep your digestion healthy. Indigestion CAN lead to bad breath - may be thats why someone suggested you yogurt. Well yogurt in itself is very good for digestion, good bowel movement, keeping yeast infections at bay, etc. etc., but for bad breath you need to take something else.

      While there are plenty of short-term products such as gums and fresheners on the market, most do not last more than a couple of hours and tend to only mask the bad breath rather than address underlying causes.

      For this reason, many people are now turning to natural herbal and homeopathic ingredients such as Kali. Phos, Silica and Sweet Fennel to successfully help them with halitosis. Kali. Phos is well known for its antiseptic and cleansing properties and is effective at addressing putrefactive conditions such as halitosis, foul smelling flatulence and stools.

      Silica works by cleansing the cells of toxins and ridding the body of bad odors, while addressing some of the underlying causes of bad breath such as gum disease, sinus infections and mouth abscess. Lastly, sweet fennel has a long history of use for treating digestion problems and is a popular aid to sweeten the breath.

  19. QUESTION:
    My 6 month old Jack Russell has very offensive breath! Why?
    Brandi has just turned 6 months old and I have noticed the past week or so her breath has been terrible and I mean, very offensive!! It almost makes me want to gag when I smell I can only smell it when shes close to me and she might yawn or something.
    She has a diet of home made dog roll which I buy from the local butcher (they make it themselves) and she has that twice a day along with a bowl always full of special expensive puppy biscuits from the Vet designed for all areas of good health and development. (Eukanuba is the brand) She snacks on those throughout the day.
    So why is this happening and what can I do to cure it? I plan on taking her to the Vet next week but in the mean time any advice/info would be very much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      There is something dogs do which is Coprophagia which means eating the faeces of their own or other dogs and grazing animals. This often makes their breath smell.

      However. Bad breath can be the result of a build-up of odour-producing bacteria in your dog s mouth, lungs, or gut. Persistent bad breath can indicate that your dog needs better dental care or that something is wrong in his gastrointestinal tract, liver, or kidneys. In all cases, halitosis is a red flag that should be investigated.

      What Is Bad Breath Caused By?

      Most often, canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease, and certain dogs -- particularly small ones -- are especially prone to plaque and tartar. But your dog is still quite young therefore I doubt this is the case.

      Persistent bad breath can also indicate larger medical problems in the mouth, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, or organs. So a trip to the Vets is a good idea. Best of luck
      .

  20. QUESTION:
    what is this Jeff Foxworthy joke?
    He's talking about medicine and how the side effects are always worse than what the medicine is supposed to cure. what are all of the things he says? and an exact quote of the entire joke would be GREAT! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the side effects for 'Fluorofluor' per Jeff Foxworthy:

      "'Side effects may include: nausea, vomiting, water weight gain, lower back pain, receding hairline, eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis, itching and chafing clothing, liver spots, blood clots, ringworm, excessive body odor, uneven tire wear, pyorrhea, gonorrhea, diarrhea, halitosis, scoliosis, loss of bladder control, hammertoe, the shanks, low sperm count, warped floors, cluttered drawers, hunchback, heart attack, low resale value on your home... feline leukemia, athlete's foot, head lice, clubfoot, MS, MD, VD, fleas, anxiety, sleeplessness, drowsiness, poor gas mileage, tooth decay, parvo, warts, unibrow, lazy eye, fruit flies, chest pains, clogged drains, hemorrhoids, dry heaving and sexual dysfunction.' At that point you're thinking, hell, I'll just stick with the itchy, watery eyes."

  21. QUESTION:
    I no it sound dum but how can i loss mi voice cause when i scream it don't do anything besides hurt mi throat
    please help me cause i like the way my voice sound and don't laugh either

    • ANSWER:
      You can strain muscles in your throat just as you can strain them in your arms or legs. If you've ever gotten a sore throat after yelling at a concert or sporting event, you've likely strained your throat muscles. Talking from the throat, without supporting breath, puts a great strain on the voice.

      Tips to Prevent Voice Problems:
      Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat.

      Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is recommended.

      Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. Cancer of the vocal folds is seen most often in individuals who smoke.

      Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking. It is important to support your voice with deep breaths from the diaphragm, the wall that separates your chest and abdomen. Singers and speakers are often taught exercises that improve this breath control.

      Avoid eating spicy foods. Spicy foods can cause stomach acid to move into the throat or esophagus (reflux).

      Use a humidifier in your home. This is especially important in winter or in dry climates. Thirty percent humidity is recommended.

      Try not to overuse your voice. Avoid speaking, screaming, or singing when your voice is hoarse.

      Wash your hands often to prevent colds and flu.

      Include plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet. These foods contain vitamins A, E, and C. They also help keep the mucus membranes that line the throat healthy.

      Do not cradle the phone when talking. Cradling the phone between the head and shoulder for extended periods of time can cause muscle tension in the neck.

      Exercise regularly. Exercise increases stamina and muscle tone. This helps provide good posture and breathing, which are necessary for proper speaking.

      Get enough rest. Physical fatigue has a negative effect on voice.

      Avoid talking in noisy places. Trying to talk above noise causes strain on the voice.

      Avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain alcohol or irritating chemicals. If you still wish to use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, limit your use to oral rinsing. If gargling is necessary, use a salt water solution.

      Avoid using mouthwash to treat persistent bad breath. Halitosis (bad breath) may be the result of a problem that mouthwash can't cure, such as low grade infections in the nose, sinuses, tonsils, gums, or lungs, as well as from gastric reflux from the stomach.

      Consider using a microphone. In relatively static environments such as exhibit areas, classrooms, or exercise rooms, a lightweight microphone and an amplifier-speaker system can be of great help.

      Consider voice therapy. A speech-language pathologist who is experienced in treating voice problems can provide education on healthy use of the voice and instruction in proper voice techniques.

      P.S. Not laughing :-)

  22. QUESTION:
    Halitosis in children?
    It is unbearable...My kids' breath smells like ****!!!! What are some home remidies to cure this problem? I am embarrassed for them!

    • ANSWER:
      The easiest solution is to make sure they are getting enough water to drink. Also make sure they are getting enough fibre to make bowel movements more frequent, (that really might be **** that you are smelling) and enough calories so that they aren't drawing on their own bodies for fuel. My own son has horrible breath when he gets a little dehydrated. Try it its easy cheap and healthy.

  23. QUESTION:
    My dog has bad breath, like...REALLY bad breath. Anyone have a remedy for it?
    We used to think it was his ears, as he has chronic ear infections. Then my mom realized that we had cleaned his ears the other day, so it couldn't be it. She bent down near him and smelled him, then smelled his mouth...and ran. There's something wrong with him and we don't know what, anyone have any advice and/or remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical eam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog s teeth everyday if possible or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog s, since toothpaste for human s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  24. QUESTION:
    Baaaaaaaddddd breeeaaathhhh always no matter what?
    So my breath always smells sooooo bad. No matter what i do i cant fix this. I can tell by peoples faces. They never say anything but i know they can tell. Help me pleaseeeee.this has been forever

    • ANSWER:
      Some Causes of Bad breath:
      Bacterial infection
      Medications
      Postnasal drip
      Certain foods
      Poor oral hygiene
      Dry mouth
      Unclean tongue
      Use of tobacco products
      Gum disease
      Tonsils
      Systemic diseases
      Acid reflux

      There are several simple and practical remedies that you can try at home as halitosis cure. These include:
      1.Brush with baking soda to reduce the acidity in the mouth and make it difficult for the bacteria to grow
      2. Brush and rinse using hydrogen peroxide when you have upper respiratory infections but don t swallow it
      3. Gargle with salt water to reduce bacteria in the mouth
      4. Avoid eating foods with refined carbohydrates and sugars like cookies, sweets, cakes, carbonated soft drinks, ice creams and syrups
      5. Drink sufficient amount of water (6-8 glasses) daily
      6. Brush teeth daily especially before going to bed
      7. Mix a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to liter of water, simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink as tea
      8. Exercise and eat fiber rich foods to prevent constipation
      9. Stop bad breath and gum bleeding by chewing unripe guava fruit or its tender leaves
      10. Eat avocado to remove intestinal decomposition that leads to bad breath

      See your dentist or doctor if bad breath still persists despite the bad breath remedies done at home. Your dentist or doctor will determine if there are other underlying medical causes of your oral problem.

  25. QUESTION:
    Best home remedies !!?
    Do you know ANY best home remedies that you would like to share ?? ..it can be for beauty, illnesses, skin, from a simple cough to any kinds of symptoms ... I'm very interested to know what you've got.

    thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      Dry Skin

      External Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO): Apply EVCO to slightly damp skin (if EVCO is not enough, try castor oil).

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/dry_skin.html

      Oily Skin/Large Pores

      Internal Zinc (e.g. zinc acetate or zinc chloride or zinc gluconate): Take 25 milligrams of zinc acetate per day for one week on and then one week off. Repeat this cycle until oily skin dries out)

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/large_pores_questions.html

      Acne

      Apple Cider inegar:
      1. Internal Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Slowly pour two teaspoons (to two tablespoons) of ACV over 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. After it stops fizzing, add one cup of water and drink. Take this two to three times a say for four to five days a week on an empty stomach.
      2. External Apple Cider Vinegar: Soak a cotton ball in ACV (dilute 50/50 ACV and water for sensitive skin) and apply to acne and rinse

      3. External Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO) (tones skin & shrinks pores): Moisturize the skin with ECVO.

      4. External Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2): Apply H2O2 with a Q-tip to the occasional pimple (shrinks it).

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acne.html

      Puffy or swollen eyes

      Internal Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), Blackstrap Molasses (BSM) and Cayenne: Drink two tablespoons of ACV and one tablespoon of BSM and two to three shakes of cayenne pepper in one cup of water twice a day for four to five days a week.

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/eyes.html

      Lip Problems (Peeling, cracking on the corners of the mouth)

      If you also have watery eyes or eye irritation, it is usually a common B2 (Riboflavin) deficiency.

      1. Internal B Vitamins: Take 100 milligrams of vitamin B2 for four to five days a week and a vitamin B Complex (B50) one to two times a week.

      2. Moisturize with 100% shea butter two times a day (usually works within two days).

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/lips.html

      Stained Teeth

      Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2): Once (or twice) a day:
      1) Disinfect your toothbrush by soaking it in H2O2,
      2) Make a paste with H2O2 and baking soda and use as toothpaste, and
      3) after flossing, rinse with 3% H2O2 (or mix a 50/50 of H2O2 and water for sensitive teeth).

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/teeth_stained.html

      Bad Breath (Halitosis)

      1. Sea Salt Powder Toothpaste: Brush the teeth and mouth thoroughly with a sea salt powder three times a day. If this doesn t work, brush with sodium perborate, floss and use a 3% H2O2 mouthwash.

      2. 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) (kills virus and bacteria) Mouthwash: Use a 50/50 mix of H2O2 and water as a mouthwash one to two times daily (or use a 1% to 5% zinc chloride mouthwash [e.g. Lavoris contains less than 1% ZC]).

      3. Internal Baking Soda (BS) (alkalizes the body s pH): Taking 1/4 teaspoon BS three times a day for four to five days a week. (If you are sodium sensitive [e.g. you get heart flutters when taking baking soda], you may need to also add 1/16 a teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate).

      4. Internal Zinc: 25 milligrams Zinc acetate or zinc chloride or zinc citrate a day. If you can t find these, eat a handful of unsalted pumpkin seeds twice a day for four to five days a week.

      5. Internal Magnesium (e.g. Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Gluconate): Take 100-250 milligrams of Magnesium a day for four to five days a week
      (or eat plenty of unsalted sunflower seeds regularly). If 250 milligrams of magnesium causes undesired loose stools, reduce to 100 milligrams until there is no effect.

      The bad breath should be noticeably reduced within a week.

      For other possible causes, refer to the source links below.

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/breath.html
      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/breath_questions.html

      Body Odor

      External Baking Soda (BS): Apply BS to dry armpits. Wait three hours after shaving to prevent rash.

      Source: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/body_odor.html

      Check the source link out below for more home remedies.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to cure my halitosis (bad breath)?
    Hi. I know this sounds nasty, but when I was little my parents never taught me to brush my teeth. My dad worked away and my mom was hell mom, she did not care at all. She then would ridicule me in a rude way for my "stinky breath". I kind of then rebelled against her and not brushed on purpose. Pretty stupid on my side, but I was a kid.

    Disgusting story - I know.

    Well now I am an adult, and I guess I now have chronic bad breath. I do brush my teeth and try to clean them as much. It isn't as bad, but every now and then I do notice people take notice.

    I breathe a lot through my mouth and have post nasal drip so I guess that could be part of the problem.

    I've read that drinking water is good, but then I'm afraid that drinking too much might cause issues in other parts of my body.

    Should I try taking altoids to work? Can they harm my health? What about the sugar free ones?

    I've been suggested gum, but doesn't that mess your stomach because the brain thinks it's chewing food?

    I know I have a lot of stuff going on in my head in regards to side effects. I was wondering what would be a healthy way to tackle the problem or if my concerns above are even real.

    I also heard that mouthwashes only worsen problem?

    Should I force myself to breath through my nose?

    I've been to the dentist, and to my surprise, my teeth are pretty healthy for the most part.

    I know I should probably go to a doctor, but right now I'm going through so much in life, I can't deal with the stress of a doctor visit (I know that sounds lame, but I've been going through a lot).

    Just want home advice that could help.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      FLOSS on a regular basis, like 3 times a day, everyday. And for a quick fix, chew TRIDENT gum.

  27. QUESTION:
    what causes bad dog breath?
    my dog has really bad breath like she ate a dead fish help
    i brush its teeth all the time and she has had it for 3 months

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical eam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog s teeth everyday if possible or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog s, since toothpaste for human s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  28. QUESTION:
    My dog always has fish breath and it's bad. She has pretty nice teeth so I dont think it's bad dental hygien.?
    What can this possibly be caused from and how do I fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical exam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog s teeth everyday if possible or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog s, since toothpaste for human s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  29. QUESTION:
    Bad Breath & Halitosis Cures?
    Bad Breath & Post Nasal Drip-What s the Connection?

    Tagged:Bad, Breath, badbreath, cure, bad, breath, cause, bad, breath, cures, bad, breath, causesBad Breath & Post Nasal Drip-What s the Connection?
    Both cause Dry Mouth. Dry Mouth is Stress turned inwards.
    In one moment a high stress load can result in years of Bad Breath (Halitosis)
    It even feeds on itself.
    Do you know the most common treatment people who know they have Bad Breath use?
    They hold their breath!
    And holding your breath is very effective.
    Unless the elevator you re in has more than 8 floors. That s about the 30 second mark when you have to take another breath, at which point all others in the elevator will get off at the next floor quick, even if that floor is the seventh circle of hell.
    During all this your Bad Breath bacteria loves it, as they can t stand Oxygen or water and love Stress.
    The next most common treatment people use is to either keep as far away as possible to the person your talking too, 20 yards should do it, or using the phone is perfect even if the person you re talking with is in the next office.
    It seems now the very best treatment is stay at home hopefully on your own and have everything you need delivered to you preferably through a small opening in the wall.
    This leads to depression which your doctor will quickly prescribe anti depressants and the bacteria in your mouth throat and sinus start congratulating each other knowing that those pills will keep your mouth dry and guarantee there existence.
    Bacteria like fire make an excellent servant but a terrible master.
    As you see bacteria, like all life will endure any insult suffer any humiliation just for the hope, the possibility of a moment s additional existence.
    Yet engaging the right advice to the letter will put the cycle back to where it started with mind and body in healthy sync.
    Oraltech Research Laboratories, written technical extract. C Copyright 2010-2020
    Full article available at oraltech.com.au

    • ANSWER:
      wtf...

  30. QUESTION:
    Cure for Bad Breath??????
    used to suffer from bulimia and for the past months I had been having some bad breath. I test my breath by licking the back of my wrist and letting it dry well then I smell it. At first I used to smell a bit of a strange smell but I was told to use hydrogen peroxide as well as salt water and after gargling with them I'm really feeling my breath is better and better. I also use an orabrush to brush my tongue and when I smell the back of my wrist I am not smelling anything at all. Do you think my breath is back to normal and can hydrogen peroxide and salt water cure the problem? And one last thing, is it normal to taste a bit of a sour taste after eating something?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi my name is Dr Alex Parson I'm a bacterial researcher. In response to the volume of emails I receive from people desperate to get rid of their Halitosis I've directed them to Articlesbase I've created this series of articles to help people understand and control their bad breath. I also recommend all chronic bad breath sufferers visit the site http://www.oraltech.com.au as they advise how you can cure halitosis at home and reports to me show the best health outcomes from Oraltech Labs.

  31. QUESTION:
    Bad breath question...please help me !!!?
    I brush my teeth morning and night and I still feel/know I have bad breath.
    I feel it in my mouth and I can tell when people turn away that I have bad breath :(
    I really just wish my breath would be good smelling.
    I try so hard and I dont have ANY money to buy new toothpaste or a new toothbrush adn I just bought some new stuff about a week ago.

    I really need a home remedie to cure bad breath and make it smell enjoyable to be around !!!!

    THANKS!!

    • ANSWER:
      It is estimated that one in four people suffers from bad breath. Bad breath, known as halitosis, needs to be treated properly so that there is no interference with your interaction with others.

      Most causes of bad breath can be traced to oral bacteria living in the mouth. The back of the tongue is a typical breeding ground for bacteria, and you can expect further problems when food particles get lodged between the teeth or in the gum line.

      Getting rid of the bacteria in the mouth is the main idea behind curing bad breath. Regular brushing of teeth and the gum line will greatly assist in ridding your mouth of bacteria, with particular emphasis on scraping the tongue as this is where much bad breath originates.

      Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly will dislodge bacteria a necessity as mouthwash or chewing gum doesn t remove bacteria, they only mask the bad breath temporarily.

      Many people believe that good oral hygiene is the solution for curing bad breath and will prevent other problems as well. Old food particles, yeast and plaque will all contribute to bad breath and dental problems if left undressed.

      There are medical conditions that can cause halitosis. Sometimes the side effect of medication causes bad breath. Doctors are aware that bad breath is not always a matter of poor hygiene and they can quickly determine the cause and offer suggestions for, not necessarily curing bad breath, but at least controlling it to a certain extent.

      A high protein diet is favored by body builders and some dieters. Unfortunately this diet leads to a build up of ketones in the blood, and some ketones leave the body through the mouth as bad breath.

      It may be necessary to add some healthy carbohydrates to the high protein diet in an effort to temper body odours. Working in the hot sun or spending time in saunas may also encourage accumulated ketones to be released through skin pores as alternative body exits. Drinking plenty of water also will assist ketones to leave the body through urine and will dilute concentrations within the mouth at the same time.

      Persistent bad breath may indicate an undiagnosed medical problem. A poorly managed diabetic or people with insufficient insulin production may have a build up of ketones in the blood, which may quickly lead to a life threatening condition. Persistent halitosis demands expert attention.

      There is a relatively new product line developed by a doctor that is one of the more popular for curing bad breath and it is available online. Bear in mind, though, that any product for bad breath will work best when combined with regular brushing of teeth and tongue.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can i cure my bad breath?
    So I have bad breath.. I clean my tounge,floss,mouthwash,rinse everything but still have bad breath because throughout the day I remain quiet I dont talk that much and when I talk all the bad breath comes out... I believe this is dry mouth or something.. And I know water helps and so does gum but the truth is water makes me urinate a lot and gum makes my stomach sick so is there anyway or something like a home remedie that can help this is very important so please help me.... Ps if you give me good information I promisse I will give you 10!!! Points

    • ANSWER:
      No one wants to have smelly breath, it is not only embarrassing, it can also significantly affect one's confidence and relationship with others. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by bacteria that accumulates in the mouth. The bacteria in the mouth comes from leftover food particles from the food you eat. Some people may not be aware that they have foul breath and this often causes awkward situations. Tooth decay and gum problems are among the common reasons of bad breath.

      The germs that come from the teeth can multiply and release bad odors in the small holes of the teeth. If you are suffering from bad breath, then you may want to find a smelly breath cure to avoid any more embarrassing situations. Bad breath can also be caused by smoking, drinking alcohol, and anemia. There are several simple home remedies you can employ to keep your breath from smelling bad.

      Baking Soda

      Baking soda is known to reduce the acidity in the mouth. When acid levels are low, it will be difficult for bacteria to multiply and accumulate in your mouth. Brushing with baking soda is an effective and easy smelly breath cure.

      Hydrogen Peroxide

      If you are suffering from upper respiratory infections, then halitosis is inevitable. You can cure yourself of this ailment by simply brushing your teeth and rinsing it with hydrogen peroxide. When you do this, you have to make sure that you don't end up swallowing the solution.

      Salt Water

      Diluting salt in water is known to be an effective smelly breath cure. It is also a good remedy for sore throat. Sore throat and foul breath are both caused by bacteria in the mouth, salt can help reduce the bacteria that accumulates in the mouth, making it easier to get rid of your bad breath.

      Avoid eating food with too much garlic and onion and as well as too much sweets. Garlic and onion are both known to be culprits for bad breath. When you eat too much food with garlic and onion, it will reflect in your breath. Eating too much sweets can lead to tooth decay, especially when you don't clean your teeth properly afterwards. Tooth decay causes foul breath.

      Brush Your teeth daily

      Brushing your teeth after every meal will not only keep it clean, it will also prevent plaque from accumulating. Make it a point to brush your teeth after eating to get rid of excess food particles and don't forget to brush your teeth before sleeping. Brushing one's teeth is an effective smelly breath cure and since you have to do it anyway, it won't require too much effort on your part.

      Eliminate food wastes daily.

      Regular bowel movements helps prevent bad breath. When feces is not eliminated from the system, it does not only cause an uncomfortable feeling but your body can also release foul odors and bad breath is one of them. If you want an effective smelly breath cure, then make it a point to exercise and eat a lot of foods rich in fiber so that you can defecate regularly.

      Chewing on unripe guava can also help.

      Guava and its leaves are known to be an effective cure for smelly breath. If you don't want to have to suffer from bad breath, chewing on guava can help reduce it. The best way to get rid of bad breath is to maintain good oral hygiene and to make it a point to visit your dentist regularly. If your smelly breath still persists even after trying the aforementioned remedies then it is best to see your dentist for consultation so that he can properly determine the cause of halitosis. Your dentist will be able to determine the best smelly breath cure for your ailment.

  33. QUESTION:
    halitosis problem and breathcure.com/dr dailley?
    hi.. i have this chronic halitosis problem since i can remember
    i have a good set of teeth, brush my mouth really well etc still this embarrassing condition sticks and ruining my confidence and social life..

    i am not really sure if there is a true, genuine cure out there.

    i was looking all over the net.. and found this site breathcure.com and one dr. anthony dailley who claims to treat halitosis with 98% success rate. he offers a full treatment at his clinic in california.. for those who cant visit, he also have a treatment kit that he said would work.

    basically what i did was order the kit online..basically, the kit is a tongue cleaner, a mouthrinse n toothpase. the products name is trioral.. i thought it worked initially but over time, i same effy condition came back...now im wondering if any of u chanced by this site and/or visited dr dailley in person and was cured successfully? i hope this is all true

    please share..i am hoping to get cured 1 day and live a normal life.. t/
    i have tried therabrath (product featured in that blog) before and it didn't work for me.

    i have a really bad condition. i have read about his alot of times, and i am aware how these supposed "good" bacteria in the mouth produce sulfur compounds to break down proteins and you know that rap.

    i am tired of these products claiming to cure bad breath when they dont..

    hopefully anyone who personally visited dr dailley shares some input in this thread..

    thank you for those who replied...

    • ANSWER:
      I have the answer for you and it's a great natural product. You put 3 drops on your toothbrush then brush your teeth. I think it's a little bit strong but it does wonders for your breath and you can use it in place of your toothpaste. I've been using this product for about 3 weeks now. It's also very good for keeping your gums in healthy condition. I wish I found out about this product years ago. Read here about this product. One small bottle goes a long way. If you like it e-mail me later. https://www.trustedhealthproducts.com/store/home.php?cat=251

  34. QUESTION:
    Thinking suicide cause of Halitosis.?
    Hi..I have this problem , its called Halitosis.I brush me teeth almost 4 times a day but the bad odor still comes back.Ive tried gums , to mouthwashes , to tongue scrapers , to flossing , everything . It is so embarrassing. I am still a student in high school. Every time i need help for my home work or anything else i cant really get it.. Cause every time they come close to me they smell my breathe and i hate it. They usually back off or put there hand in front of there nose , thats why i cant seem to pass my exams cause of that. It is hard for me to walk in the hallway when theres allot of peoples.So i stay in the bathroom until theres 2 minutes left to go to class before i get late and sometimes i do get late.Then i have to stay in detention after school and sometimes i skip school just for that. You might think im stupid and its not a big problem.For me it is . i was even thinking of killing myself , for the past week ive cried just for that , i cant even talk to someone face to face.So whenever they talk to me i always put me head down or cover my mouth and pretend im listening to them, My friends think im stupid cause whenever they come close to me i back off or do anything to avoid them from coming close to me.The teachers too, they ask me whats wrong with you why do you back off or turn your back on me when im talking to you.They really think im shy.But honestly im not.Ive went to the dentist , they cleaned my teeth but the smell still comes back .Then i went on google searching for something to cure it . Ive tried everything they say to do but still doesnt work. Maybe its my stomach?Im tired of buying and buying gum.I told my parents my problem they say its normal, im not the only one that has it. I cant never live happy anymore . Can someone please help me please im begging anybody please!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Suicide is never a good solution. It's a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You need counseling. Here's the thing halitosis is a stomach problem. It's a digestive track issue. Talk to your family physician and try changing your diet.

      http://www.quickcare.org/gast/halitosis-and-stomach.html
      http://www.natural-treatment-guide.com/halitosis/curinghalitosis.html

  35. QUESTION:
    Thinking suicide cause of Halitosis.?
    Hi..I have this problem , its called Halitosis.I brush me teeth almost 4 times a day but the bad odor still comes back.Ive tried gums , to mouthwashes , to tongue scrapers , to flossing , everything . It is so embarrassing. I am still a student in high school. Every time i need help for my home work or anything else i cant really get it.. Cause every time they come close to me they smell my breathe and i hate it. They usually back off or put there hand in front of there nose , thats why i cant seem to pass my exams cause of that. It is hard for me to walk in the hallway when theres allot of peoples.So i stay in the bathroom until theres 2 minutes left to go to class before i get late and sometimes i do get late.Then i have to stay in detention after school and sometimes i skip school just for that. You might think im stupid and its not a big problem.For me it is . i was even thinking of killing myself , for the past week ive cried just for that , i cant even talk to someone face to face.So whenever they talk to me i always put me head down or cover my mouth and pretend im listening to them, My friends think im stupid cause whenever they come close to me i back off or do something to avoid them form coming close to me.The teachers to, they ask me whats wrong with you why do you back off or turn your back on me when im talking to you.They really think im shy.But honestly im not.Ive went to the dentist , they cleaned my teeth but the smell still comes back .Then i went on google searching for something to cure it . Ive tried everything they say to do but still doesnt work. Maybe its my stomach?Im tired of buying and buying gum.I told my parents my problem they say its normal, im not the only one that has it. I cant never live happy anymore . Can someone please help me please im begging anybody please!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You can have bad breath / Halitosis for many reasons :

      1. Dry mouth or xerostomia : Because of the lack of saliva, there is simply no washing effect. Every little thing sits in your mouth, gets putrefied and causes the bad breath. The following artilce will explain more and give you ideas as to how to handle that :

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/672917/treatment_of_dry_mouth_or_xerostomia.html?cat=5

      2. Inadequate oral hygiene : I know you brush your teeth, but do you floss. Food particles can stay stuck between your teeth as well and rinsing with Listerine is not an alternative.

      3. Do you get regular cleanings (once every 6 months) done ? Poor oral hygiene due to poor home care and long-time negligence can result in gum disease. If you do not seek professional dental care for a long time, you will develop these problems.

      No matter how much one tries, one cannot get rid of the bad germs from growing into the hard to reach areas. It is also hard to prevent the tartar build up altogether. You will have to get that removed or eliminated by getting the professional cleaning done. Regular flossing and brushing cannot get the hard tartar off. Special tools are required to do that by the professionally trained dentists and hygienists.

      Once the hard tartar forms, that in turn harbors more bad germs and initiates local destruction of the bone. That gradually creates more gap between the gums and the teeth, resulting in more food and germ impaction, and worse mouth odor.

      If untreated, the vicious cycle continues. Gradually, the teeth become very loose. If treatment is sought at this point, the dentist recommends a 'deep cleaning' (which is called Scaling and Root Planing). Usually the periodontists and the hygienists evaluate you on a case basis and make that call.

      4. These days dentists and hygienists recommend brushing your tongue as well, because food particles stay stuck in the crevices of the tongue also. You can ask for a tongue scraper the next time you see them.

      5. Your diet also plays a role. If you eat too mauch garlic, for instance. Also, for example, if you drink milk or even orange juice, you cannot let that sit in your mouth for long. You have to chase it with water. That will minimize some bad odor.

      6. Skipping meals will increase the amount of gastric secretion / acidity causing damage to the teeth, more bad breath and malnutrition.

      7. Sometimes bad mouth odor can be the earliest indication of some underlying medical conditions that can be brewing, like Diabetes or GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder) / acidity.

      8. Rinsing with Listerine just masks the bad odor temporarily. It won't take the problem away. Most of the time bad odor / smell is caused because the germs ferment the residual food particles. So, if you can kill those germs that will help. According to basic Microbiology, those bad germs cannot thrive in the presence of salt. Therefore, instead of Listerine, rinse with luke warm salt water every night. Make sure you have dinner, brush and floss and rinse with it. Go to bed like that. Let it sit in your mouth the whole night. Don't rinse it off with plain water. You can use it multiple times throughout the day. Add only a pinch of salt in a glass of luke warm water. You don't want to make the solution too caustic. Make it warmer if you can tolerate a little bit more temperature. You can continue that the rest of your life without any problem.

      Try all of these. You WILL see results.

      Don't forget to see your medical doctor and dentist on a regular basis though.

      Hope this helped. Good luck !

  36. QUESTION:
    how can you treat halitosis?
    stepp by step instructions

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents and cures "Halitosis/Foul Smell" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Halitosis/Foul Smell.

      Halitosis refers to bad breath, which is not only a sign of ill health, but it is also a social stigma. It is common in many people at all times and in all people some of the time. Unfortunately, most people who offend in this respect are completely unaware of their problem and the discomfort they cause to others.

      Causes: The most common cause of halitosis is bad teeth and gum conditions. Dental decay at the roots of the teeth may result in abscesses in the gums with foul-smelling, pus giving an objectionable odour to the breath. Even small holes in the teeth may provide a place where germs can multiply and release foul orders.

      Other causes of halitosis are any conditions of the nerves, throat, respiratory tract, or stomach which are associated with chronic infection or local upsets of one sort or another, such as chronic tonsillitis, lung diseases like chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis, chronic gastritis, and sinuses which cause a discharge at the back of the throat. Most cases of bad breath, however, are caused by gastro-intestinal disorders, intestinal sluggishness and particularly by chronic constipation. The unpleasant odour results from an exceptionally large amount of waste matter expelled through the lungs. Chewing pan and tobacco and smoking are other causes of bad breath. The diseases like anaemia may also lead to unpleasant breath.

      Treatment: If halitosis is caused by tooth and gum conditions, tonsillitis, sinusitis, smoking or anaemia, these conditions must be treated. Once they are eliminated the bad breath will disappear. Similarly, bad breath resulting from gastro-intestinal disorders can be successfully treated by correcting these disorders and cleansing the system of morbid matter.

      The patients suffering from halitosis should take a well-balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, with emphasis on raw and cooked vegetables and fruits. In case of constipation, all measures should be adopted for its eradication. The patient should avoid reined carbohydrate foods, such as white sugar, white bread and products made from them as well as flesh foods and egg. Even whole grain bread should be eaten sparingly. The patient should also avoid over eating of any kind of foods. He should eat six to eight soaked prunes and a few dried and soaked figs with breakfast. He must also drink the water in which these fruits were soaked. He should also take plenty of liquids and drink six to eight glasses of water daily. This will help eliminate bad breath.

      The teeth should be cleaned regularly twice a day especially before going to bed at night. Metal particles should be removed carefully with toothpicks. In case of decaying teeth and swollen and bleeding gums, a dentist should be consulted. Munching a raw apple or guava after lunch removes most of the trapped particles. The use of twigs of the margosa (neem) tree as toothbrush is the best method of cleaning the teeth.

      Home Remedies: Among the several home remedies for halitosis, the use of fenugreek (methi) has proved most effective. A tea made from the seeds of the vegetables should be taken regularly for correcting the condition. This tea is prepared by putting a teaspoon of seeds in half a litre of cold water and allowing to simmer for 15 minutes over a low flame. It should then be strained and used as tea. Another effective remedy for bad breath is the use of avocodo (kulu naspati) which is far superior to any mouth lotion or remedies for this condition. It effectively removes intestinal putrefaction or decomposition which is one of the most important causes of bad breath. The unripe guava (amrud) is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate and manganese. Chewing it is an excellent tonic for the teeth and gums. It helps cure bleeding from gums due to styptic effect and stops bad breath. Chewing tender leaves of guava tree also stops bleeding from gums and bad breath.

      Parsley (prajmoda) is valuable in the treatment of bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several springs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be stepped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter spoon of ground cloves. This mixture should stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouth wash and gargled several times a day.

      All fruit and vegetable juices are beneficial in the treatment of halitosis and should be taken liberally by those suffering from this disorder. Juices from fruits like apple, grapefruit, (chakatora), lemon and pineapple, and vegetables like tomato, carrot and celery are especially beneficial.

      The person suffering from bad breath should take plenty of exercise, as lack of sufficient exercise is one of the main causes of constipation leading to halitosis.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    Suicidal Thoughts cause of Halitosis?
    Hi..I have this problem , its called Halitosis.I brush me teeth almost 4 times a day but the bad odor still comes back.Ive tried gums , to mouthwashes , to tongue scrapers , to flossing , everything . It is so embarrassing. I am still a student in high school. Every time i need help for my home work or anything else i cant really get it.. Cause every time they come close to me they smell my breathe and i hate it. They usually back off or put there hand in front of there nose , thats why i cant seem to pass my exams cause of that. It is hard for me to walk in the hallway when theres allot of peoples.So i stay in the bathroom until theres 2 minutes left to go to class before i get late and sometimes i do get late.Then i have to stay in detention after school and sometimes i skip school just for that. You might think im stupid and its not a big problem.For me it is . i was even thinking of killing myself , for the past week ive cried just for that , i cant even talk to someone face to face.So whenever they talk to me i always put me head down or cover my mouth and pretend im listening to them, My friends think im stupid cause whenever they come close to me i back off or do anything to avoid them from coming close to me.The teachers too, they ask me whats wrong with you why do you back off or turn your back on me when im talking to you.They really think im shy.But honestly im not.Ive went to the dentist , they cleaned my teeth but the smell still comes back .Then i went on google searching for something to cure it . Ive tried everything they say to do but still doesnt work. Maybe its my stomach?Im tired of buying and buying gum.I told my parents my problem they say its normal, im not the only one that has it. I cant never live happy anymore . Can someone please help me please im begging anybody please!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      oooh! you poor thing im so sorry you have that problem....umm...well..
      1. dont get up directlyin peoples faces to talk to them.

      2.ask your doctor next time you talk to him

      3. if anyone makes fun of you just tell the princible

      4. buy a whole bunch of mints and gum at the same time so you dont have to buy them allll the time=)

      5.stay positive...your mouth would smell worse if you were dead

      6.sometimes try to laugh about it..

      sorry i cant think of anything else but rate this video #1
      i know its probally tough so e-mail me if you need to talk or anything *hugs* bisbygals@yahoo.com e-mail pls =)

  38. QUESTION:
    bad breath chronic halitosis?
    I have a friend he is 16 years old.
    Hes breath smells extremly bad especialy when we are in a tight place like bus or something hes smell go like a few meters even other people feel it.
    He knows he has bad breath and tryed everything to cure it:
    1. by himself at home cleaning 3 times+floss+tongue +water with salt for tongue + on bus parsley/gum(Orbit/Winterfresh/and others) EXTREMLY MUCH WATER he drinked water like each 30 seconds in bus
    2.He got to dentist no luck....
    I really want to help him as hes my best friend.
    Also I don't know if it matters but hes breath smells very bad when he breaths on nose He don't need to talk to feel hes bad breath he just need to breath.....
    So please any suggestions??
    at least some mask for time on buss and stuff as hes very emberassed and avoid talking to me cause he go mo further from me and dont speak to me on transportation as it says I don't want people to think it's from U + I don't want to make U suffer...
    So any suggestions???
    and sorry for my english

    • ANSWER:
      natural bad breath cure can come from an all natural oral care product. this can help in washing away food debris that are left between the teeth and gums. water can help in keeping the mouth salivated and can keep bad bacteria at bay.

      you may have a good program of oral hygiene, do properly brush and floss teeth every after meal. be able to know the cause of your bad breath first to be able to get the best treatment.

      it is always best to have a talk with your dentist so that he can detect the underlying cause of your bad breath.

      for more tips about banishing bad breath visit http://www.oramd.com

  39. QUESTION:
    BAD BREATH IS ABOUT TO RUIN MY LIFE... !!!?
    Hi..I have this problem , its called Halitosis.I brush me teeth almost 4 times a day but the bad odor still comes back.Ive tried gums , to mouthwashes , to tongue scrapers , to flossing , everything . It is so embarrassing. I am still a student in high school. Every time i need help for my home work or anything else i cant really get it.. Cause every time they come close to me they smell my breathe and i hate it. They usually back off or put there hand in front of there nose , thats why i cant seem to pass my exams cause of that. It is hard for me to walk in the hallway when theres allot of peoples.So i stay in the bathroom until theres 2 minutes left to go to class before i get late and sometimes i do get late.Then i have to stay in detention after school and sometimes i skip school just for that. You might think im stupid and its not a big problem.For me it is . i was even thinking of killing myself , for the past week ive cried just for that , i cant even talk to someone face to face.So whenever they talk to me i always put me head down or cover my mouth and pretend im listening to them, My friends think im stupid cause whenever they come close to me i back off or do anything to avoid them from coming close to me.The teachers too, they ask me whats wrong with you why do you back off or turn your back on me when im talking to you.They really think im shy.But honestly im not.Ive went to the dentist , they cleaned my teeth but the smell still comes back .Then i went on google searching for something to cure it . Ive tried everything they say to do but still doesnt work. Maybe its my stomach?Im tired of buying and buying gum.I told my parents my problem they say its normal, im not the only one that has it. I cant never live happy anymore . Can someone please help me please im begging anybody please!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      My mother works for a dentist and she also has the same problem. Its not in your mouth! Its from bacteria growing in your stomach and esophagus. Gum and mouthwashes can fix your bad mouth breath, but to get rid of the other odors, try going onto a holistic supply website and order a small vile of pure peppermint oil. It comes in a tiny bottle about half an ounce. Its pretty potent stuff. You basically put your finger over the end of the bottle and put just a tiny drop on your finger by tilting it (pretend its perfume) and then you apply it to the back of your tongue. As far back as you can, try sticking your finger down your throat. It will get the peppermint further into your throat and wont be nearly as strong.
      Thats a temporary fix for being out and about. To fix the problem though, you need to see a doctor. The doctor will prescribe you something that kills the bacteria that causes it. You can also take live culture acidophilus (the good bacteria in yogurt). Its refridgerated in the vitamin stores. Make sure you get the kind that has to be kept cold.
      It helps really! Don't lose heart because there is a treatment for it.

  40. QUESTION:
    Need Death Metal vocals tips!?
    Heyy guys! I need some tips on how to eat properly through out the day to preserve my vocal chords. Like, what should I eat or drink to keep my throat and voice healthy. I'm a bit young so don't recommend protein drinks or adult beverages. I need something simple to eat through out the day to give me good vocal chords for death metal screaming. Also, if anyone has breathing tips on exhaling that would be great! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tips to Prevent Voice Problems

      * Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat.

      * Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is recommended.

      * Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. Cancer of the vocal folds is seen most often in individuals who smoke.

      * Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking. It is important to support your voice with deep breaths from the diaphragm, the wall that separates your chest and abdomen. Singers and speakers are often taught exercises that improve this breath control. Talking from the throat, without supporting breath, puts a great strain on the voice.

      * Avoid eating spicy foods. Spicy foods can cause stomach acid to move into the throat or esophagus (reflux).

      * Use a humidifier in your home. This is especially important in winter or in dry climates. Thirty percent humidity is recommended.

      * Try not to overuse your voice. Avoid speaking or singing when your voice is hoarse.

      * Wash your hands often to prevent colds and flu.

      * Include plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet. These foods contain vitamins A, E, and C. They also help keep the mucus membranes that line the throat healthy.

      * Do not cradle the phone when talking. Cradling the phone between the head and shoulder for extended periods of time can cause muscle tension in the neck.

      * Exercise regularly. Exercise increases stamina and muscle tone. This helps provide good posture and breathing, which are necessary for proper speaking.

      * Get enough rest. Physical fatigue has a negative effect on voice.

      * Avoid talking in noisy places. Trying to talk above noise causes strain on the voice.

      * Avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain alcohol or irritating chemicals. If you still wish to use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, limit your use to oral rinsing. If gargling is necessary, use a salt water solution.

      * Avoid using mouthwash to treat persistent bad breath. Halitosis (bad breath) may be the result of a problem that mouthwash can't cure, such as low grade infections in the nose, sinuses, tonsils, gums, or lungs, as well as from gastric reflux from the stomach.

      * Consider using a microphone. In relatively static environments such as exhibit areas, classrooms, or exercise rooms, a lightweight microphone and an amplifier-speaker system can be of great help.

      * Consider voice therapy. A speech-language pathologist who is experienced in treating voice problems can provide education on healthy use of the voice and instruction in proper voice techniques.

  41. QUESTION:
    dog has bad breath after cleaning.?
    I recently rescued my begal/hound I got his teeth cleaned they were very bad and horrible breath. Now it's been about 2 month since i got his teeth cleaned, and his breath is really bad it almost smells like something dead in his mouth. does anyone know why this would be.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical eam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog s teeth everyday if possible or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog s, since toothpaste for human s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  42. QUESTION:
    Purging has ruined my voice - HELP!?
    Okay, I lie, it's not me it's a friend. She used to sing in musicals and in choirs in the west end, but she has bulimia and all the purging has ruined her voice. Has she permanently ruined her voice? Is there aaaanything she can do? I would really appreciate any suggestions xx

    • ANSWER:
      Basic vocal chord care, but apart from that - very little. You can suggest that she sees an ENT specialist, but usually vocal chords are a very delicate set of structures.

      "Tips to Prevent Voice Problems

      Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat.

      Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is recommended.

      Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. Cancer of the vocal folds is seen most often in individuals who smoke.

      Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking. It is important to support your voice with deep breaths from the diaphragm, the wall that separates your chest and abdomen. Singers and speakers are often taught exercises that improve this breath control. Talking from the throat, without supporting breath, puts a great strain on the voice.

      Avoid eating spicy foods. Spicy foods can cause stomach acid to move into the throat or esophagus (reflux).

      Use a humidifier in your home. This is especially important in winter or in dry climates. Thirty percent humidity is recommended.

      Try not to overuse your voice. Avoid speaking or singing when your voice is hoarse.

      Wash your hands often to prevent colds and flu.

      Include plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet. These foods contain vitamins A, E, and C. They also help keep the mucus membranes that line the throat healthy.

      Do not cradle the phone when talking. Cradling the phone between the head and shoulder for extended periods of time can cause muscle tension in the neck.

      Exercise regularly. Exercise increases stamina and muscle tone. This helps provide good posture and breathing, which are necessary for proper speaking.

      Get enough rest. Physical fatigue has a negative effect on voice.

      Avoid talking in noisy places. Trying to talk above noise causes strain on the voice.

      Avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain alcohol or irritating chemicals. If you still wish to use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, limit your use to oral rinsing. If gargling is necessary, use a salt water solution.

      Avoid using mouthwash to treat persistent bad breath. Halitosis (bad breath) may be the result of a problem that mouthwash can't cure, such as low grade infections in the nose, sinuses, tonsils, gums, or lungs, as well as from gastric reflux from the stomach.

      Consider using a microphone. In relatively static environments such as exhibit areas, classrooms, or exercise rooms, a lightweight microphone and an amplifier-speaker system can be of great help.

      Consider voice therapy. A speech-language pathologist who is experienced in treating voice problems can provide education on healthy use of the voice and instruction in proper voice techniques."

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a way I can talk to my girlfriend about seriously seeking treatment for her bad breath?
    My girlfriend, well really she's my fiance, has horrible breath. We have been together for 2 and a half years now. At first, I think my puppy love made up for it. I don't remember it always being so rank, but I also remember her chewing a lot of gum at the beginning of our relationship. Now we live together and there is no way to escape the death fog.
    I am surprised that our pets and plants don't keel over dead when she talks to them/ takes care of them/ breathes around them.
    I have very gently talked to her about it in the past. I was honest, loving, and candid. She went to the dentist. She reports to me that the dentist told her to brush. She has EXCELLENT oral hygiene (maybe I should have mentioned that at the outset of this post). I see her brush. Her breath is bad by the time she is wiping her mouth on the towel after brushing.
    The smell is so potent that we haven't slept in the same bed in 6 months. It is so strong that it wakes me up at night because I will think one of the pets has taken a shit in the bedroom. That is literally how bad it is.
    We can barely ride in the car together. I can't kiss her. We don't have sex because her breath is so bad I feel like I am trying to be intimate inside a sewer system and sucking on a sewage pipe.
    It is absolutely KILLING me. She is perfect for me in every single way. We are highly compatible and love each other very much. We generally have very little conflict, we are very well-matched. We are open and honest with each other about our needs, desires, dislikes, and issues. I have talked to her about it so many times that I fear that I can't keep talking to her about it without really hurting her. She says the dentist offers no solutions when she goes. And she goes regularly. He put her on Pepcid to control acid, which she says she has never had problems with (no heartburn, etc). She is a healthy weight, and does not drink or smoke. She took the pepcid for months and there was no relief.
    She has tried using probiotics as well.
    She has this mouth spray that is all natural made of cloves, annise, etc. When she sprays it, it works for literally about 30 seconds and then the smell is back. She can't keep spraying that stuff over and over again, it would make her sick!
    I just don't see how we can have a healthy marriage without physical contact. Even not being able to be in the same room with her sometimes just kills me.
    It is so bad sometimes I can smell it all over our house. It literally smells like a broken sewage line mixed with the smell of a thousand rotting, vomit-covered corpses.
    Or I assume that these things would smell very similar...
    Does anyone have any HELPFUL, EDUCATIONAL ideas that could benefit us?
    Her dentist would have diagnosed her with gum disease, cavities, etc when she goes every 6 months if those were things that she had.
    Someone has assured me that I am an idiot and that I am making this up. Thanks for that.
    Unfortunately, I am not making this up. I am accurately reporting what we have gone through.
    She has also used aloe, taken internally. She will not oil-pull because she just won't.
    We will try the manuka honey, because it is great for so many things. Thanks for the people who have actually made educated suggestions.
    I wouldn't take the time to invent something so mundane, so perhaps I am not the idiot, but people calling other people names should look at themselves and the kind of time they have on their hands. Just an idea.

    • ANSWER:
      When a person has severe bad breath there is a medical term for it called halitosis.

      There are several simple and practical remedies that you can try at home as halitosis cure. These include:

      1.Brush with baking soda to reduce the acidity in the mouth and make it difficult for the bacteria to grow
      2.Brush and rinse using hydrogen peroxide when you have upper respiratory infections but don t swallow it
      3.Gargle with salt water to reduce bacteria in the mouth
      4.Avoid eating foods with refined carbohydrates and sugars like cookies, sweets, cakes, carbonated soft drinks, ice creams and syrups
      5.Drink sufficient amount of water (6-8 glasses) daily
      6.Brush teeth daily especially before going to bed
      7.Mix a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to liter of water, simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink as tea
      8.Exercise and eat fiber rich foods to prevent constipation
      9.Stop bad breath and gum bleeding by chewing unripe guava fruit or its tender leaves
      10.Eat avocado to remove intestinal decomposition that leads to bad breath

      If none of these home remedies work she can actually go to the doctor and get a prescription for it. Since the dentist isn't doing anything to help I'm sure the doctor will.

      Good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    Can you tell people they have bad breath and how do you do it?
    and do you tell different people in different ways? co worker, lover, friend, etc.

    • ANSWER:
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      Common Causes of Bad Breath

      and Some Natural Treatments

      By Dr. Denice Moffat

      As a doctor, I go ahead and tell the client that they have bad breath (I usually call it by its scientific name, Halitosis,) and that it will clear if they do the work. I tell them that it will be used as an indicator of health as we go along. I feel it is part of my job as their health care practitioner. As a spouse, friend, relative or person on the street, a bit of tact is involved in telling someone they have bad breath.

      Halitosis is defined as offensive or bad breath. Here are the top causes of bad breath that I see in my practice as a naturopath and as a veterinarian:

      Sick bleeding gums Pack White Oak Bark powder around the gums every night for 30 days. Also increase the amount of Vitamin C in the diet.

      Rotten Teeth This really stinks. It can also be associated with sinus problems. One key in diagnosing this is to ask if they have post nasal drip. Solution: Go to the dentist on a regular basis and get that work done. Floss your teeth and smell the floss. If it is the same smell as the bad breath, see your dentist.

      Gastric Reflux Smells kind of sour. Eating for your blood type should help and reviewing Fit for Life s proper food combining techniques should also help. Fasting can also be good for this.

      Kidney Disease Smells like a dying animal. Uric acid is building up in the body. Appetite will be poor. Processing of proteins is not happening. After a few months, dead cell toxins affect the eating center of the brain and tell it not to eat, because nausea will occur. The tongue is often gray and pasty. It s important to see a doctor or naturopath with this as it could be life-threatening.

      Throat Cancer caused from smoking. OK, maybe I'm going a bit overboard here, but smoking sure does cause bad breath AND can lead to throat cancer. Cancer has a funny, sickly smell to it.

      Yeast This smells sweetish, but stale. The tongue will usually be coated with a sticky white coat and sometimes crusties will build up on the corners of the mouth. If the body is infected with yeast, there will also be a bad body odor and stinky feet. There are lots of products out there that will work if you keep searching. Try some Tom s Natural Toothpaste with Myrrh in it for your teeth and take about 2 Myrrh Gum capsules every day for a couple of months for the systemic infection. Add lots of oregano to your cooking (they actually make Oregano tablets for yeast infections.) Brush or scrape your tongue as well as your teeth, and think about doing a water-only fast for 3-5 days. For more yeast tactics, click here.

      Ketones A byproduct of fat breakdown caused from starvation, dieting or diabetes. It can also be caused from a high protein-low carbohydrate diet (which throws the body into ketosis.) Is there an increase in thirst? Do you experience light-headedness, fainting, hypoglycemia, or brain fog? Do you forget to eat or skip meals? If so, you might want to have your blood sugar checked.

      Side effects of some foods It could be that supplement or herb you are taking is causing the halitosis, or some ingredient in a meal like garlic. You can pretty much tell when it s garlic. My husband once told me I had bad breath and I tracked it down to the herb, Yucca. Different bodies process things in different ways. You can be your own Sherlock Holmes, or ask for help. That's why I'm here.

      Dog/Puppy or Cat/Kitten Bad Breath My pathology teacher used to tell us, Cells are cells. They all act alike. Treating bad breath in pets is much the same as treating bad breath in humans. One thing I ve noticed though is that pets get sores on their tongue from Chlamydia or herpes infections more often than humans do. When this happens, the tongue can erode. When this happens, you will see lots of saliva, the pet tries to eat, but can t, and they start to lose weight. Open their mouth, and check for sores. If it smells like rotten tissue and you see those tell-tale red sores, see your local vet. Feed liquid diets for a while until they recoup and their tongue heals.

      If the teeth are red at the gum line, it could be a tooth coming in (pets will be less than 8 months of age) or maybe the teeth need cleaning (you will see lots of tarter built up around the back molars, on the canine teeth, or behind the front teeth.)

      Don t confuse these types of halitosis with the smell of healthy puppy and kitten breath which naturally goes away when the gut flora is established.

      With all halitosis, it s important to determine the cause of the bad breath and rectify it. That is the most effective way to treat it. Halitosis is a symptom of something not working right in the body (except when you eat garlic.) Healthy breath is part of a healthy body. These things can be corrected. Covering up the symptom with mouthwash or mints is only a temporary fix to a deeper problem.

      If you have to live with someone who has bad breath, you know how awful it can be, and it's embarrassing to have to tell your partner about it. So let's work on it, together.

  45. QUESTION:
    Book title and pot ideas please?
    I put this up before but I didn't explain it very well and people got confused:
    Background story:
    In high school, there's this boy called Carter/David who's really really clever, but unpopular and gets bullied and stuff. He falls in love with this popular girl called Elora/Annalise who pretends to like him so that he'll do her homework and stuff. She's also going out with this really popular guy who bullies Carter/David.
    Plot:
    Ten years later (not in our times, 10 yrs in the future) when they're adults, at a school re-union Elora/Annalise meets him again. Carter/David has become this attractive billionaire and is still really clever. She's suddenly interested in him (shallow I know).He tells her he's going on a space expedition on this futuristic hi-tech spaceship he designed, to try and get to Mars. She insists on coming too, though it'll take months of training. Them two and three others go on this expedition, but on the way the spaceship shuts down and they're all knocked out by this gas. When they awake they're on this strange empty-looking planet. They can't get off and can't get in touch with mission control. There's something on the planet (haven't thought of it yet) that they can use for fuel and go out in spacesuits to try and find it. Unknown to them, there is an alien living in one of the craters that kills people and takes over their bodies. The alien takes control of one of them, but none of them know which one it is...
    Oh yeah and btw you never actually see the alien.
    I really need a title, people have suggested good ones already, but I'm not 100% sure yet. Also any ways to make the plot better & an ending.
    Should I call the main guy Carter or David and should I call the main girl Elora or Annalise. Best answer gets 10 points :) thanks x
    No mean comments please :)
    It's meant to say "plot" ideas not pot ideas :/ lol x

    • ANSWER:
      Adam and Eve does Aliens, hmm.

      Carter and Elora sound more up for space travel which would take years of training, btw.

      Elora would be a Jessica Alba type actress who is constantly moisturizing her gorgeous lips...something she's done all her life and refuses to give up simply because she's become an astronaut.

      The alien is a colorless, odorless gas found in a cave that seems innocuous until a vial that's improperly sealed by faulty equipment (damaged when two of the space team were having wild sex on the lab table) allows the gas to escape. In the new lab environment the gas invades the amorous male space team member and begins taking over all his systems. The only difference noticeable to the crew is his breath begins to stink. Eventually as the alien influence continues, the crew makes him crap in a vacuum sealed air lock to avoid the smell. His gf on the ship ditches him but in a drunken celebration over a new discovery in how to cultivate oxygen on the planet, the two pair off again. In her drunkenness she allows him to kiss her. Part of the alien is passed to the woman. In the throws of a hangover, she shares a cup of coffee with Elora who seems somehow immune but passes the alien influence to Carter. Carter's case of halitosis is a mild one compared to other man's but the crew now makes the connection something of an infectious nature is in their midst. In the meantime, the original host goes "mad" and kills himself by running out of the spaceship without his gear on. He dies instantly. Eventually, through an autopsy and lab experiments the team realizes the alien was just trying to get back home, to escape, by forcing the man out onto the planet's surface. Elora's immunity, turns out, was due to her chapstick which acts as magnet, trapping and paralyzing the alien, so that it can't enter and cause damage. Carter's case was mild, infected during a brief kiss with Elora. He was too stressed to make-out with her from the responsibilities of being ship's captain on a mission where an "incident" occured. He felt he must do the perfectly smart thing all the time or Elora would stop loving and admiring him. Afterall, it was his intelligence that had won her originally. Together while searching for a cure, which turned out to be cleansing drink which forces him to sweat it out in an incubator where the moisture is released afterwards back into the cave, therefore saving the alien spieces fostering future friendly relationships, Carter learns Elora loves him for himself, not just for his powerful position in life due to his intelligence and money. Plus, he continues his support of preventing bullying from lack of understanding and appreciation by being sensitive to the planet and its inhabitants' needs. In fact it was his sensitivity which has kept Elora in the space program after the others thought her obsession with her lips indicated she was nothing but an airhead. Though the other scientists had tried to force her out of the program for being too girly, Carter had insisted there would be no discrimination. Now Elora's lips had helped save the day. So the crew learns a valuable lesson about respect and chapstick makes a million in endorsements. The new space station supporting thousands of human beings is sponsored by chapstick. The first space station is built where the crew member died. A park is built to honor the sacrifices of both live forms as the new relationship between humans and the planet began. Carter and Elora are married in that park.

      The end.

  46. QUESTION:
    I am a singer and I keep losing my voice! What is wrong?
    I am 16 years old and a professional singer/actor. I've been singing since I was 9. I have to go into the studio and sing on a Nickelodeon show, but my voice is not in the condition is should be. It's very depressing having opportunities come my way when my voice is shot.

    It seems like my voice is lost at least once a year, around the same time (March/April), and it feels very hoarse and dry. It doesn't feel like I am sick, because I am not. I can still sing, but I lose quite a bit of range and the pressure I direct to my nose/head to create my tone will not work, and will make my voice sound raspy. Is it a problem with my larynx, tonsils, what? Please help me, because I am becoming tired of this reoccurring problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes of vocal problems vary and can include:
      upper respiratory infections, inflammation caused by acid reflux, vocal misuse and abuse, vocal nodules or laryngeal papillomatosis (growths),Among others
      Keep in mind that most voice problems usually are reversible and can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.

      Here are some tips (hope they help):
      Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (in other words they will increase urination) and ultimately cause your body to lose water.
      This loss of fluids dries out the voice.
      There are also mucous membranes that line the throat, alcohol irritates these.

      Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is recommended.

      No smoking also avoid second-hand smoke.

      Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking. It is important to support your voice with deep breaths from the diaphragm, (the wall that separates your chest and abdomen). As a singer t exercises that improve this breath control are essential. Voice that comes from the throat, without supporting breath, puts a great strain on the voice.

      Avoid eating spicy foods. Spicy foods can cause stomach acid to move up into the throat or esophagus (acid reflux).

      Use a humidifier in your home. This is especially important in winter or in dry climates.
      Another thing you could do is just place a basin of HOT water in your room with a few drops (not too much) of eucalyptus oil...

      Try not to overuse your voice. Avoid speaking or singing when your voice is hoarse.
      Avoid talking in noisy places. You will tend to talk above the noise (shouting) this can put a strain on the voice

      Try your best to not get the flu or a cold (if possible lol)

      Include foods rich in vitamins A,E, C in your diet (whole grain,fruits veggies). They will help keep the mucus membranes that line the throat healthy.

      Do not cradle the phone between the head and shoulder when talking. Doing this for extended periods of time can cause muscle tension in the neck.

      Exercise . This increases stamina and muscle tone. This helps provide good posture and breathing, which are necessary for of course are necessary for a good voice.

      Rest. Physical fatigue has a negative effect on voice.

      Avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain alcohol or irritating chemicals. You may use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, but limit your use to oral rinsing. If you need to gargle , use a salt water solution (salt in warm (not hot)water)

      If persistent bad breath is an issue avoid using mouthwash to treat.
      Halitosis (bad breath) may be the result of an underlying problem that mouthwash can't cure:
      low grade infections in the nose, sinuses, tonsils, gums, or lungs, as well as from gastric reflux from the stomach.

      Consider using a microphone when you can

      Drink water before singing but not cold water... room temperature
      Avoid any cold drinks before singing

      Have a teaspoon or two of honey at times you may add garlic or lime juice to this (or both)

      Consider voice therapy:
      An experienced speech-language pathologist can provide the help you need.

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