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fetor

 [fe´tor]
stench or offensive odor.
hepatic fetor (fetor hepa´ticus) the peculiar odor of the breath characteristic of hepatic disease.
fetor o´ris halitosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hal·i·to·sis

(hal'i-tō'sis),
A foul odor from the mouth.
[L. halitus, breath, + G. -osis, condition]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fetor oris

Bad breath. Halitosis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hal·i·to·sis

(hal-i-tō'sis)
A foul odor from the mouth.
Synonym(s): fetor oris, ozostomia.
[L. halitus, breath, + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Q. What causes bad breath? I have bad breath for a long time. What causes it?

A. Here are some causes of bad breath:
A Dry mouth- Saliva helps cleanse and moisten your mouth. A dry mouth enables dead cells to accumulate on your tongue, gums and cheeks. These cells then decompose and cause odor. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep. It's what causes "morning breath." Dry mouth is even more of a problem if you sleep with your mouth open. Some medications as well as smoking can lead to a chronic dry mouth, as can a problem with your salivary glands.
Some Diseases can also cause bad breath- Chronic lung infections and lung abscesses can produce very foul-smelling breath. Other illnesses, such as some cancers and certain metabolic disorders, can cause a distinctive breath odor. Kidney failure can cause a urine-like odor, and liver failure may cause an odor described as "fishy." People with uncontrolled diabetes often have a fruity breath odor. Chronic reflux of stomach acids from your stomach (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD)

Q. How to get rid of bad breath? My wife complains that I have bad breath. How can I get rid of it?

A. Consider that candida infection can make your breath worse. You might try cutting down on sugar and carbs.

"Bad breath can also be caused by a candida (yeast infection), you may have a constant white furry tongue. Look at cutting down your intake of sugars and processed foods, as well as those containing yeast. - Search for Anti-Candida diet on a search engine for more info"
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