H Pylori = Bad Breath?
vcurl

Lorton, VA

#66 Jul 9, 2010
yes! there has to be a connection. i just found out today that i tested posivite for hpylori. i have had bad breath for years and some stomach issues but i finally after alot of research found something on hpylori that's when i decided to ask my gastroenterologist to test me and sure enough as previously stated i got the call today and they said it's positive. so i will be starting on antibiotics soon and so hopefully this will end my major breath issue since NOTHING and i have tried everything you can think off to solve my problem has worked. Also, my dentist said the same thing (i have gone to several as well) and my teeth are all good.
Linda wrote:
Hi all,
I have been trying to find a cause of my horrific halitosis, and "H pylori" keeps popping up in my research. Do any of you, who have tested positive for h pylori, suffer from bad breath as one of your symptoms? I have some digestive issues, but no ulcers that I am aware of. I am going to make an appointment with my doctor and hopefully he will test me for h pylori. If anyone has had halitosis from h pylori, please let me know! My bad breath has me stumped, and I am in the middle of a process of elimination, I have already been to the dentist twice in the last 6 months, and my mouth is in great shape! The dentist told me that my bad breath must be related to my diet. I have elimnated dairy, sugar, etc, to no avail. I am desperate for an answer. Thank you so much!
peace
#67 Jul 11, 2010
I had a severe bad breath for one year and six months.i did remove my tonsils but the prolem still continued.but before 3 weeks i saw a doctor and suggested me H pylori test and i was found positive to it. then i started the triple therapy( omeprazole, clarithromycin and metrondazole). after one week , my bad smell goes but now my girl friend noticed my bad breath when i become so close to her. but my bad breath was stinking from far before the medication. and i checked again for h pylori and it was negative. does negative for h pylori mean that you dont have any h pylori bacteria? now i started the triple therapy again with the negative result.please tell me the solution
BBR

UK

#68 Jul 20, 2010
Hi; not very good news from me. I tried the cocktail of antibiotics from my GP. At the beginning the first impression is a smell of flowers and all good the first few days. Now that I've finished one week later the infamous bad breath came back joined by diarrhea when I eat citric fruits (orange for instance). What now?. My problem is even worst as my tongue develops a lot of bacteria that will build up if I don't keep cleaning it with a special brush that I have.
To me bad breath is more than that: it's the ability of most of the people to have a good bacteria in their mouth that prevents bad breath and we are not in that group unfortunately. To me bad breath is also more common in men than women (don't ask me why). I know people who just wash their teeth once a day and their mouth looks and smells fresh. I do it three times a day and it's disaster after 30 min. Too bad.
Aaron

Seattle, WA

#69 Sep 1, 2010
***By Bad Breath Story***
ya, I've got the sh*t breath to. I've had it for a long long time and it affects your life big time. Ive probably thought about it 10 secs of every min for about 7 years.

When I wake up it's the first think I think about. I dream about it. I'm reminded of it every time I get close to somebody. It's a fu*king curse.

No girl will date me, I'm 27 years old and hardly any friends. When your riding in a car with 3 other people and somebody says "who farted" and everybody just kinda looks at each other with a little smirk. IT SUCKS SO MUCH

And the internet is almost your worst enemy. So much misinformation. Everybody is trying to sell you there snake oil, ebook, device that cures bad breath.

First I thought it was being caused by my oral hygiene, then I thought it was because of my diet, then I thought it was my tonsils, then I thought it was chronic sinus infections.

Anyway - Currently my breath is gone. After reading a crap load of internet articles about sinus infections and convincing myself I had one. I went to the doctor told them I had bacterial infection in my sinus.

Can you believe all this time I never tried antibiotics? I was given azithromycin and after finishing the bottle my bad breath was gone.

Sadly this was only a few days ago. I'm not very optimistic about it being gone for good. I'm certain it's going to return, it can't be that easy.

I know there are a lot of different kinds of bad breath smells. My breath always smells like poop/fecal matter/shit/sewage. If yours smells like that and you haven't tried antibiotics you should give it a shot. It at least works for a week as far as I can tell.

I have an email account if you have any questions or if you want to give me some advise. I didn't add the @ symbol for spam reasons. It's a real address and I will reply to any messages sent.(unless you tell me not to)

some_random_address(at) yahoo.com
Aaron

Seattle, WA

#70 Sep 1, 2010
Another thing I just wanted to add.(if it lets me double post)

If half the population has this H Pylori and somebody with bad breath goes to the doctor to get tested for H Pylori and it shows positive what does that really mean?

Somebody with chronic bad breath has a 50/50 chance of having it same as somebody with out bad breath.
frank

Quincy, MA

#71 Sep 3, 2010
I think i have the same fucking problem but i was test H-pylori positive so i am on prevpac now. My bad breath is on and off even when i am on antibiotic. Besides bacteria, I am sure that there is something relate to our hormone,stress,food or PH change that cause the bad breath. I am currently use hydrogen peroxide for mouth rinse with baking soda added. I just start taking chlorophyll and florastor while i am on prevpac. I have white hairy tongue and geographic tongue which even make it worse. I used to have a lot of yellow mucus in my throat when i woke up. now since i am on antibiotic the mucus has turn white and became less. I just hope that my diet change and with the help of antibiotic will change my bad breath. I also mix baking soda with with water and drink it sometimes. I don't know if that really help me or not but at least it will keep my PH normal. I will post my result after 14 days.
Aaron wrote:
***By Bad Breath Story***
ya, I've got the sh*t breath to. I've had it for a long long time and it affects your life big time. Ive probably thought about it 10 secs of every min for about 7 years.
When I wake up it's the first think I think about. I dream about it. I'm reminded of it every time I get close to somebody. It's a fu*king curse.
No girl will date me, I'm 27 years old and hardly any friends. When your riding in a car with 3 other people and somebody says "who farted" and everybody just kinda looks at each other with a little smirk. IT SUCKS SO MUCH
And the internet is almost your worst enemy. So much misinformation. Everybody is trying to sell you there snake oil, ebook, device that cures bad breath.
First I thought it was being caused by my oral hygiene, then I thought it was because of my diet, then I thought it was my tonsils, then I thought it was chronic sinus infections.
Anyway - Currently my breath is gone. After reading a crap load of internet articles about sinus infections and convincing myself I had one. I went to the doctor told them I had bacterial infection in my sinus.
Can you believe all this time I never tried antibiotics? I was given azithromycin and after finishing the bottle my bad breath was gone.
Sadly this was only a few days ago. I'm not very optimistic about it being gone for good. I'm certain it's going to return, it can't be that easy.
I know there are a lot of different kinds of bad breath smells. My breath always smells like poop/fecal matter/shit/sewage. If yours smells like that and you haven't tried antibiotics you should give it a shot. It at least works for a week as far as I can tell.
I have an email account if you have any questions or if you want to give me some advise. I didn't add the @ symbol for spam reasons. It's a real address and I will reply to any messages sent.(unless you tell me not to)
some_random_address(at) yahoo.com
Lesley

Boca Raton, FL

#72 Sep 9, 2010
H-Pylori doesn't necessarily cause bad breath. However, bad breath can indicate intestinal/gastric issues in general. See the Case Study at www.helico.com/case_study-01-halitosis_and_hp...
You will see that there is no cause/effect linking H-Pylori and bad breath. What is helpful is the recommended treatment of the intestinal/gastric issues, which eliminate the bad breath. They recommend metronidazole/clarithromycin.
been there

Lower Sackville, Canada

#73 Sep 14, 2010
I have been there for more than 30 years, and it literary ruined my life. I have been tested negative on H. pylori and still got the bad breath. It was actually my diet. After having eliminated fat from my diet,especially the ground beef, it made a huge difference.I can advise you from experience, not to let yourself starve, eat a lot of vegetables especially green ones, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli...you could chew on cinnamon stick cut in little pieces..Eliminate soda, coffee, wine, chocolate, red sauce from your diet, and especially red meat..Good luck
Shad

Thonotosassa, FL

#74 Sep 23, 2010
my brother has very bad stomaach infection, about 90%, and he cant breath well, who knows what is gonna happen to him and how it can be treated??
Yvonne

Dallas, TX

#75 Sep 28, 2010
I was diagnosed a few years back with H-pylori. I took a triple antibiotic things were fine. I have always had stomach troubles. Lots of food that I cannot eat. Now I also have Interstitial Cystitis which limits my food even more. I can eat or drink nothing with any acid in it. Since my first bout with H-pylori I had a case of bad breath. It went away after the anti-biotics. I have noticed that since then the bad breath has come back. My husband says it is very acidic. some days are worse than others. The bad thing is that I cannot tell when it is there. So I have now got to the point where If I am close to someone, I talk with my hand over my mouth and I try not to get into a closed room with anyone! I have found that eating raisin bran for breakfast and having a yogurt in the evening (the kind that helps with digestion) really does help my digestion. Nothing else ever has. I am not on any meds except for zantac prn. I think I will ask my doctor to see if I am positive again for this pesky problem. I know I have heard that it can come back. I feel for all of you out there that suffer from this same troublesome problem!!!
kaka

Toronto, Canada

#76 Oct 10, 2010
karl cruz wrote:
i too suffer from extreme halitosis(people who are 4 meters away from me can still smell my breath)and body odor.i cant smell my breath or my supposed body odor.i have been to a lot of doctors who are mostly ENT and all told me that i am normal and that my halitosis and my body odor is only in my mind(although all of them periodically cover their nose,cough excessively,sniffle and open their windows or turn their air fans while i am talking).its only lately that a gastro has determined that i have HP infection and i have lessions inside my stomach.the gastro conclude that my suffering is a direct result of HP.right now im on my second day of medication(antibiotics)and hopeful that my odor problems will be cured.
I have the same problem as you sincerely I don't even know where the odour comes from whether it is breathe or body all I know is by how people react when I am around spit, cough, sneeze. I take time to clean my self change soaps have used natural toothpastes but have never been referred to specialist because every doctor i have gone to also says it is in my head. I hope after the antibiotics things will be fine.
peertje

Andover, UK

#77 Oct 11, 2010
The urea breath test has nothing to do with a bad breath! It is a diagnostic test to diagnose Helicobacter infection. Helicobacter producs large amount of urease that breaks down urea. To prove helicobacter colonization labelled urea is given to patients and the breath is analysed for degradation products of urea
Linda wrote:
Hi all,
I have been trying to find a cause of my horrific halitosis, and "H pylori" keeps popping up in my research. Do any of you, who have tested positive for h pylori, suffer from bad breath as one of your symptoms? I have some digestive issues, but no ulcers that I am aware of. I am going to make an appointment with my doctor and hopefully he will test me for h pylori. If anyone has had halitosis from h pylori, please let me know! My bad breath has me stumped, and I am in the middle of a process of elimination, I have already been to the dentist twice in the last 6 months, and my mouth is in great shape! The dentist told me that my bad breath must be related to my diet. I have elimnated dairy, sugar, etc, to no avail. I am desperate for an answer. Thank you so much!
Merrily

Lynnwood, WA

#78 Oct 17, 2010
I have had horrible halitosis since adolescence. I have gargled with 100% rubbing alcohol but people still complain. I have mixed one part clorox bleach and three parts water and gargled and brushed with that and then swallowed the bleach water trying to kill anything in my esophagus and stomach but people complain even more. I have tried every mouth wash every gum. I've fasted to see if it would help if I didn't eat anything but that didn't work. Every day I'm told directly or indirectly that I smell. I went to 2 different dentists and to my MD but they have no answers for me. My neighbor told me that she thought that I had candida....yeast...and I asked my MD but he said I had no visible sign of mouth yeast. I sprayed Tinactin yeast spray in my mouth and also tried anti-yeast white cream from the tube but the lady that I was with just hung her head, shook her head and said pewwwww and I can't blame her or anyone who has complained about my bad breath. My husband never complains but I think that he doesn't have a very good sense of smell. My mom had halitosis and she would floss and brush after every meal and she told me to do the same...and I DO!...even after any drink of diet pop because that makes my breath worse. I empathize with you and I'm sorry that you have struggled like you have. If you ever get any ideas would you consider letting me know so that I can try them out. God bless us with success in our search for a cure for halitosis. Thank you, Merrily
Merrily

Lynnwood, WA

#79 Oct 17, 2010
Yes, I would be very grateful if you would alert me when someone adds a comment. Thank you
Alex

Las Vegas, NV

#80 Oct 21, 2010
I had a bad breath, started using MANUKA HONEY 3 months ago i got better 90%, i eat it on breakfast
and at night. i dont use suger any more, manuka honey MUST be raw and unheated must not use it in hot drink hit kills the good bacteria. i changed my toothpaste to TEA TREE OIL natural fluoride free
mystery

San Diego, CA

#81 Oct 29, 2010
How often do you take the Manuka Honey and how much do you take ?
Lactose is the culprit

Mumbai, India

#82 Oct 30, 2010
As people have not noticed the revelations which i have shared, i am putting them again here...boss, the real culprit for the bad breath can be your inability to digest dairy products...read this..
a large part of my life was crippled due to similar experience of bad breath as discussed here. I am now 40 and got a better self-researched understanding on it:
1) I used to get "tonsil stones". This is small whitish deposits in the tonsils. These "white balls" are offensively smelling. I used to get it regularly sometimes and occassionally at other times. I realized that the bad taste in my mouth is a lot due to it. All ENT's i consulted told me to surgically remove my tonsil. After a lot of search, i have got the answer from the internet itself. The tonsil stones are a result of "lactose intolerance". The undigested lactose from milk and milk products goes back up to the tonsil cavities and gets deposited there. I have stopped all milk products for two weeks and tonsil stones have completely disappeared. with that half of my bad breath problem is cured. If i have any milk product, i get it back again. Modern medicine is so stupid that none of the doctors are aware of this connection. Hence, never, ever go by the doctors assessment.
but even after curing the tonsil stones, by bad breath was not fully gone. I too am hyper-acidic and my father's family everyone had ulcers. SO, i am sure i would be having the H Pylori in my stomach. Whether these idiots called modern doctors accepts it or not, the next main source of my bad breath is H Pylori. Whenever my acidity goes up, my breath stinks more. When i have coffee, tea, etc in the morning, by the later part of they my oral condition used to worsen and bad breath used to surface. when i stop tea, coffee (may be softdrinks,etc), my mouth is clean for whole day and my breath is fresh. So it is the acid content in the food which gives a fertile background for the H Pylori which increases the Volatile Sulphur Compound (VSC) in the tongue. On top of it, if i have food with high sulphur compund like garlic, onion,etc, its all hell breaking loose. So, if i cant cure the H Pylori, then doing away with tea, coffee, softdrinks, garlic, onion, etc controls the problem a lot. Of course, i have banned milk and milk products too. To conclude, two of the vital reasons for bad breath can be 1) tonsil stones due to lactose intolerance and 2) H Pylori. Dont give a damn about what the doctors say.
CHERRY

Bristol, UK

#83 Nov 6, 2010
It seems to me from what has been posted on here that H.Pylori does cause bad breath. Good...we now know what is behind our problem. Unfortunetly several posters have gone on to say that the antibiotics got rid of the H.P and the bad breath BUT that it did eventually come back again. Check out Manuka honey. This is a natural way of getting rid of the H.P which you can take more or less continuously as compared to the antibiotics. Surely if you can find a way of holding the H.P permanently at bay then that will eradicate the breath problem permanently. I have just started course of antibiotics but after reading up about the Manuka I am going to try this after I have finished the antibiotics....
CHERRY

Bristol, UK

#84 Nov 6, 2010
Apparently you should take the Manuka honey before meals and before bed a teaspoonful on a small piece of bread . This is so it can get to the stomach in concentrated form to attack the Pylori.....Good luck...tis worth a try...
Orchid

Jamaica, NY

#85 Nov 14, 2010
wow what test did your dr do?

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