I have bad breath. No matter how much I brush my teeth or gargle, the problem persists. Why do I have this problem and what can I do to get rid of it? Please help me before I lose confidence in my relationships and myself!
Bad breath most often originates in the mouth for individuals with cystic fibrosis, as for people in general; oral hygiene, cavities and gingivitis (gum disease) are often the causes. Nasal and sinus infections (rhinitis, polyps, sinusitis) are much more frequent in people suffering from cystic fibrosis and can sometimes cause bad breath. It must be noted that in cystic fibrosis, the dilated and deformed bronchi (bronchiectasis) are targets for chronic infections. Apart from the common bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, other bacteria that grow in the absence of oxygen (“anaerobic” bacteria) can cause severe bad breath. In such cases, our experiments show that good results have been obtained using an antibiotic such as clindamycin. All things considered, a dentist, doctor or ENT specialist can usually solve the problem.