What is Bad Breath?
Bad breath is also known as halitosis. It can be embarrassing and at times, it also causes anxiety in patients. When you experience this stage, it will take some time to recover it. Halitosis is a medical condition and if you are suffering from it you need help. Halitosis or bad breath stands for foul odour of different kinds breathe out of your mouth.
Causes of Bad Breath or Halitosis
- Poor Dental Hygiene. If you do not brush on daily basis the food particles remain in your mouth leads to halitosis. Dentures also produce bad breath if they are not cleaned on regular basis.
- The breakdown of food particles in your mouth around the teeth can lead to foul odor and it also increases bacterias. Consuming certain foods such as garlic, onions and spices result in bad breath.
- Tobacco Products. Smoking produces its own unpleasant odor and tobacco users and smokers also prone to gum disease.
- Dry Mouth. Dry mouth or Xerostomia can lead to bad breath.
- Some medications can also lead to dry mouth and cause halitosis.
- Infection in your mouth. It can be a result of decayed teeth, mouth sores, gum disease, gum infection, ulcers in mouth, Gingivitis, Pyorrhea.
- Other Mouth & Nose Conditions. Your tonsils can also cause bad breath, throat infections, sinus infection, post nasal drip, inflammation of the nose and they result in bad breath.
- Other Causes. Diseases like GERD, some cancers can be accompanied by bad breath.
Homeopathy and Bad Breath or Halitosis
Homeopathy gives a complete treatment for Bad Breath, with its natural remedies working to make sure that the underlying reasons for halitosis are eradicated and you get rid of this medical condition which can be a serious drawback. In addition, it can affect your social and married life.
Natural Homeopathic treatment for Bad Breath
Homeopathic medicines are beneficial for the treatment of Bad Breath. The natural Homeopathic remedies for Halitosis, which are completely safe devoid of side effects. They can help the patient to get rid of Bad Breath with ease. Methods like mouthwash, mint gum are very temporary solutions and Homeopathic treatment give a permanent cure for Bad Breath. First of all, the doctor has to identify the root cause and then cure it with natural Homeopathic remedies.
Top Homeopathic Medicines for Bad breath
Merc Sol for Bad Breath: Best Homeopathic Medicine for Bad Breath with moist mouth
If Bad Breath is associated with a moist mouth and increased saliva, Merc Sol is the top Homeopathic medicine. All the patients needing this natural Homeopathic remedy emit a highly offensive odour from the mouth with a constantly moist mouth because of increased saliva.
The salivary glands are overactive in these cases and produce saliva in high amounts. The saliva is also offensive in nature. The odour of breath is so intense that it fills the whole room. Along with the symptom of excessive saliva, the thirst for water also increases in patient. Homeopathic medicine Merc Sol for bad breath is also helpful when it occurs due to dental conditions like tooth decay and gum infection with spongy, bleeding, discharging gums. Merc Sol is an ideal medicine for Bad Breath with ulcers in mouth as well. A sweet metallic taste may be present with halitosis in all the conditions discussed above.
Pulsatilla for Bad Breath: Homeopathic Treatment for Bad Breath with dry mouth
When Bad Breath occurs with a dry mouth, Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla is the best natural medicine to treat this condition. Pulsatilla is an ideal medicine to treat Bad Breath cases with a dry mouth. Also, the desire for drinking water is also absent in the patient inspite of a dry mouth, which adds to the offensiveness of the odour. The tongue of the patient seems to be covered with thick mucus. The taste of the mouth is also different, ranging from salty, bitter and foul or in a few cases, there is no taste at all.
Kreosote: Homeopathic Medicine for Bad Breath from decayed teeth or caries
Homeopathic medicine Kreosote acts as the best homeopathic remedy for Bad Breath because of decayed teeth. Kreosote is very helpful in removing Bad Breath which is a result of caries teeth. Some patients may also complain of bleeding from gums with decayed teeth. Bitter taste in the mouth is frequently observed.
Hepar Sulph and Carbo Veg: Halitosis Homeopathic remedies with gum infection
Pyorrhea Alveolaris (discharge of pus or blood from gums) and Gingivitis (inflamed gums) are the main gum infections that lead to bad mouth odor.
Both natural Homeopathic remedies Hepar Sulph and Carbo Veg work well in cases of gum infections. Hepar Sulph can be used in all cases where only pus is discharged from the gums with offensive breath. Hepar Sulph also eradicates the root cause and helps in absorption of the pus from gums, as a result, reducing the severity of Bad Breath. Carbo Veg is the best Homeopathic medicine to cure foul breath accompanied by discharge of both pus and blood from gums. If pus and blood from gums with Bad Breath are associated with salivation, then Merc Sol is the best natural Homeopathic medicine.
Carbolic Acid: Homeopathic Remedy for bad breath with constipation
The natural Homeopathic medicine which is very helpful in treating Bad Breath with constipation is Carbolic Acid. The additional symptom includes a bloated abdomen because of constipation. The abdomen is painful due to excessive wind in it. The patient may also complain of decreased or extreme loss of appetite. Nausea and bad taste in mouth are the accompanying symptoms.
Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Bad Breath due to throat complaints
Homeopathic remedies Belladonna and Hepar Sulph are the best remedies for persons with Bad Breath because of throat complaints. Belladonna is highly suggested in the very acute stages of throat infection with Bad Breath. Here, the throat, including tonsils, is markedly inflamed with high fever. Hepar Sulph is the perfect natural Homeopathic medicine when Bad Breath occurs in throat complaints where pus collection appears on tonsils, letting out the bad smell.
Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Bad Breath in morning
There are several Homeopathic remedies available to take care of Bad Breath in morning. But the natural remedies that top the list are Pulsatilla and Nux Vomica. The selection of the medicine is made after taking into consideration a few characteristic symptoms. For prescribing Nux Vomica, the symptoms considered are gastric complaints such as acidity and constipation; sensitivity to cold air and a desire for stimulants such as spices, coffee, alcohol with Bad Breath. In contrast to Nux Vomica, Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla is suitable for hot-blooded patients with a desire for cool open air. They have a dry mouth with Bad Breath and there is no thirst for water in patient.
Homeopathic Remedies for Bad Breath after eating
The top natural Homeopathic remedies for Bad Breath after eating are Nux Vomica and Sulphur. Both these remedies are equally good. Sulphur mainly is ideal for patient who is hot-blooded with heated sensations in the body with halitosis. A bitter taste in the mouth may be noticed with Bad Breath. Nux Vomica is ideal for patients with Bad Breath who feel cold and cannot bear exposure to cold air. They usually suffer from longstanding gastric problems including acidity and constipation with Bad Breath.
Homeopathic Medicines for specific odour of Bad Breath
The patients with Bad Breath sometimes specify the exact odour of breath. This specific sign should always be given importance because it is the individual symptom and secondly, it narrows down the list of natural Homeopathic remedies out of which the best remedy can be selected to get rid of Bad Breath. Although the character of odour is given great importance, it is not the alone symptom on the basis of which the remedy is prescribed. Bad Breath can be sour, garlic-like, urine-like, onion-like, stool-like or of any other odour. The sour odour from mouth can be treated with natural Homeopathic remedies Nux Vomica and Rheum.
To treat garlic-like odour, the top Homeopathic remedy is Arsenic Album. To get rid of onion-like odour, the best natural Homeopathic remedies are Asafoetida and Lycopodium. The patients needing Asafoetida or Lycopodium are chronic sufferers of flatulence or gas in the abdomen. The Homeopathic remedies that treat urine-like odour are Nitric Acid, Benzoic Acid and Graphites. To get rid of stool-like odour, the best natural Homeopathic medicines are Belladonna and Baptisia.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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