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chronic halitosis-bad smell coming from both mouth and nose

please please please,,help me!i have suffered from bad breath for more than fifteen years now.it has devastated me and slowed down my life terribly that i sometimes think of committing suicide.am afraid to be around people, am known around as the girl with stinky breath,,,,and alot more of negative stuff and i feel like i could be a different person today had been normal like everybody else.i have tried all the products there is to try,seen dentists,ENT specialists but not one single day have i seen even the slightest of changes.people avoid sitting next to me, they cover their noses when i talk or walk by or stay with them in a room,like now am in campus and am skiving classes because i cant stand it sometimes.its destroying my life.!!!!!the symptoms i have are;nose blocking at night, bad test in the mouth ear infections,and sometimes smelly stuff dripping down the back of my throat.help me please
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Your problem is remarkably common on this forum. All I can tell you is some of the things I've discovered, or heard from others on this forum.

The fact that you get lots of infections and have nasty Post-Nasal Drip points toward Point #1.  If you have had no luck with antibiotics, or other forms of nasal irrigation, a Sinus Flush will be good option.

1.  Some people, including myself, have had a smell that only they can smell.  It could smell like dog-poop, old cheese, ammonia, a burning smell, etc.  The smell comes on, often, as a result of a cold or sinus infection. Some, not all, of these smells are caused by an anaerobic bacteria thriving in the upper sinuses, and I was able to remove mine with a Flip-Turn Sinus Flush, and many other people have had success with it as well:
http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/2322

The Flip-Turn Sinus Flush is mildly risky, because you have to bend over to do it, preferably in a shower, but you can also do it outside on soft ground, or you can kneel down and lean over a bathtub, or perhaps a plastic basin or tub, with the shower running for steam.

2.  Some people had the smell, but were able to get rid of it with long-term antibiotics.
3.  Some people had cysts or polyps, which blocked off parts of their sinuses, and created a pocket of infection.  One woman, after reading my journal, made an appointment with Dr. Murray Grossan, who invented the Grossan Irrigation Machine, and he removed her cyst and the smell went away.
4.  One man did a sinus flush, and some white tofu-like chunks came out.  The smell actually got worse for a while, then went back to normal.
5.  Many people, particularly the ones who have a strong odor that other people are revolted by, had no change at all after doing a Sinus Flush.
6.  One woman found out that the smell was coming from a cracked tooth that her dentist was unable to find, but was discovered by a different dentist.
7.  Some smells can come from liver or kidney diseases, or from acid reflux in the stomach (GERD), or gas from the stomach (LPR)
8.  Some smells can come from having a bad mix of bacteria in the intestines, and somehow the smell comes out through the sinuses or lungs.  The best solution that I have seen is The Schwarzbein Principle by Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, MD.
9.  There is a disease called atrophic rhinitis, which involves the decay of the mucus membranes in the sinuses.  I don’t know much about it, that’s what ENTs and Google are for.
10.  There are people who have been to multiple ENTs, and the doctors are completely mystified.
11.  There may be a possibly be a fungal infection, possibly invasive, that doesn’t flush out with saline, but that’s just a hypothesis.
12. Another hypothesis: Some of the problems may be caused by the same kind of bacteria that cause tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones.
13.  Finally, some patients have doctors who have diagnosed a yeast infection in the gut, which cause the smell which comes out through the sinuses or breath, and prescribed Fluconazole 150mg.  This looks somewhat promising, but Fluconazole must be administered by a doctor at any rate.  Here is the Medhelp thread for that:
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Respiratory-Disorders/Bad-smell-coming-from-noseFound-a-Cure-Yayyyy/show/520721
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Allergy/Weird-Smell-in-my-Nasal-passage-will-not-go-away/show/1080376
For some more information about the fungus, put the following in your search engine.  
“Fungal Theory Debated in Amphotericin B Controversy”
Good luck
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I cant believe you made it for 15 years. I know exactly how you feel. Ive had it for 4 years now. and im thinking of suicide already. i know how it feels the sadness, lack of energy, people making fun of you,very low happiness, suicide thoughts, confidence is almost to zero, and sometimes you just cry and ask yourself "why me"?  you cant do anything other people do. , it effects your social life , work, school, yourself and maybe even family. trust me, i know what your feeling. im 17 years old and had it on my first day of my freshman year. i have post nasal drip . and im pretty sure thats the cause.. heres what you need to do.

the doctor will prescribe sprays, nasal drops, and if that doesnt work antibiotics. if that doesnt work, (like me ) go to an ENt and tell him/her that you want a ct/cat scan. (if your nose red almost all the time? is one nasal blocked and the other not)? you MIGHT have to go to endoscopic sinus surgery ( i am )

so dont be to hard of yourself , your not alone.

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Hi,

I have had the similiar issue. Even my best friend wouldn't say anything. Every time we got in the car, she would just roll her window down. Ive noticed when I walked into a room, people would make this sniffle noise and Im just like, if my breath stinks why are they inhaling?  No one really had the courage to tell me and I had tried everything. From the outside i look nice as well but it literally felt like i was a rotten egg by the way people act. I brush and floss everyday, tried saline flush, gargling salt water, eating parsley every morning (which helped temporarily), Therabreath, gone to an ENT (which didnt help ****), go to the dentist faithfully and  every time I think im closer, its still the same reactions. I drank Cholorophyll which helps the odor within your body. Tried green tea, black tea but NOTHINGGG. I begged God to show me a way because it was ruining my social life, personal life and romantic life. No one wants to kiss someone with bad breath that is seeping through their nostrils or mouth. No one wants to talk so close if they smell your breath, they would take a step back or casually place their index finger under their nose or flip their top lip back so it close to their now.  Ive heard people make jokes about bad breath in front of me before and was like DAMN that must be how they feel about me. I didnt want to go out with friends and if i had to be with them in a car, I would roll my window down. BUT FINALLY I FOUND A SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR ME. Brushing my teeth with Myrhh powder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It works and I thank God everyday He took this issue away from me. I still stay away from dairy products to not irritate it but I use this powder and brush my teeth and tongue and take a drop of coconut oil an d drop it into each nostril to keep it moistened and bacteria free as much as possible. Please try this and let me know. I said im going to share my testimony because I did come here once looking for a cure.
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