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"hv been battling with halitosis for about 17yrs now. have always brushed my teeth, and av been going for S&P twice a year as recommended. both the teaching and specialist hospital here in kano insisted that my breath is ok but obviously it is not; my girl friend will not comfortable kiss me without quickly withdrawing her mouth and asking for a drink of water and whenever I speak in a crowd people around usually act the same, ie closing their noses for obviously my breath offends. av also tried local treatment but it seems of no help. av been doing the warm saline mouth rinse for years but still the breath persists. av now lost all hope of being free from this cos av been trying several things for this past 17yrs to an extent that one of my tooth was pulled off in one of the hospital as they said it was the offending one but still no solution. am writing this as a final efforts b4 i do anything worse to myself. if there is any help please save a soul. tnx"

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    A 30 years year old male asked:
    8 months ago
    hv been battling with halitosis for about 17yrs now. have always brushed my teeth, and av been going for S&P twice a year as recommended. both the teaching and specialist hospital here in kano insisted that my breath is ok but obviously it is not; my girl friend will not comfortable kiss me without quickly withdrawing her mouth and asking for a drink of water and whenever I speak in a crowd people around usually act the same, ie closing their noses for obviously my breath offends. av also tried local treatment but it seems of no help. av been doing the warm saline mouth rinse for years but still the breath persists. av now lost all hope of being free from this cos av been trying several things for this past 17yrs to an extent that one of my tooth was pulled off in one of the hospital as they said it was the offending one but still no solution. am writing this as a final efforts b4 i do anything worse to myself. if there is any help please save a soul. tnx
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    8 months ago
    Goodmorning. Sorry about what you are going through. Endeavour to drink more water, you can get chewing gum with flavour like orbit gum. This simple trick should help. Also avoid eating spicy food like garlic and onion. Take care
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