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Top 5 Homeopathic Medicines for Bad Breath – Halitosis

Having a Bad Breath is one thing, admitting that you have it is a big step forward because this is something only someone close to you can convince you about. Since you have reached that stage, it’s time to take care of it. Having a Bad Breath is a medical condition, and if you have it, you need help. Homeopathy provides a complete treat for Bad Breath, with its natural medicines working to ensure that the underlying reasons for Bad Breath are tackled and you get rid of this medical condition which can be a serious drawback in your social and married life. The top homeopathic medicines for bad breath are  Merc Sol, Pulsatilla, Kreosote, Hepar Sulph, and Carbo Veg. homeopathic medicines for bad breath

The medical term for Bad Breath is Halitosis. Bad Breath refers to foul odor of varying kinds exhaled from the mouth. The various causes behind Bad Breath are poor dental hygiene, tobacco chewing, smoking, taking certain foodstuff (garlic, radish, onion, spices),dry mouth, decayed/caries teeth, ulcers in mouth, gum infection (Gingivitis, Pyorrhoea Alveolaris), sinus infection, throat infections, post-nasal drip, fever, and in a few cases, during periods in women.

Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Bad Breath

Homeopathy is of great help for the treatment of bad breath. The natural remedies for bad breath, which are completely safe with zero side effects, can help to get rid of Bad Breath very efficiently. Methods like mouthwash, mint gum are very temporary solutions. With homeopathy, the root cause is identified and then treated effectively.

1. Merc Sol: For Bad Breath with Moist Mouth

If Bad Breath is accompanied by a moist mouth and increased saliva, Merc Sol is the top remedy. All the persons needing this natural medicine emit a highly offensive odor from the mouth with a constantly moist mouth due to increased saliva. The salivary glands are overactive and produce saliva in high amounts. The saliva is also offensive. The odor of breath is so severe that it fills the whole room. Along with excessive saliva, the thirst for water also increases. Merc Sol is also helpful in the treatment of Bad Breath arising out of dental conditions like tooth decay and gum infection with spongy, bleeding, discharging gums. Merc Sol is a highly preferable medicine for Bad Breath with ulcers in the mouth as well. A sweet metallic taste may be present along with Bad Breath in all the conditions mentioned above.

2. Pulsatilla: For Bad Breath with Dry Mouth

For Bad Breath with a dry mouth, Pulsatilla is the best natural remedy. Pulsatilla works very well in cases of Bad Breath with a dry mouth. Also, the patient has no desire to drink water in spite of a dry mouth, which adds to the offensiveness of the odor. The tongue seems to be covered with thick mucus. The taste of mouth is also varied, ranging from salty, bitter and foul or in a few cases, no taste at all.

3. Kreosote: Bad Breath from decayed teeth or Cavities

Kreosote proves to be the best treatment for Bad Breath due to decayed teeth. Kreosote is of great help in removing Bad Breath which is a result of caries teeth. Some persons may also complain of bleeding from gums along with decayed teeth. Bitter taste in mouth is frequently noticed.

4. Hepar Sulph and Carbo Veg: For Bad Breath with Gum Infection

The main gum infections that cause a bad mouth odor are Gingivitis (inflamed gums) and Pyorrhoea Alveolaris (discharge of pus and/or blood from gums). Both Hepar Sulph and Carbo Veg show their worth in treating gum infections. Hepar Sulph can be taken in all cases were only pus is discharged from the gums with offensive breath. Hepar Sulph helps treat the root cause and aids in the absorption of the pus from gums, thereby reducing the intensity of Bad Breath. Carbo Veg is the best remedy to treat foul breath associated with discharge of both pus and blood from gums. If pus and blood from gums with Bad Breath are accompanied by salivation, then Merc Sol is the best remedy.

5. Carbolic Acid: For Bad Breath with Constipation

The accompanying symptoms to use Carbolic Acid include a bloated abdomen due to constipation. The abdomen is painful due to excessive wind in it. The person may also complain of decreased or extreme loss of appetite. Nausea and bad taste in mouth are the added symptoms.

Other Medicines for Halitosis

1. Remedies for Bad Breath due to Throat Complaints

Belladona and Hepar Sulph are the best remedies for patients with Bad Breath due to throat complaints. Belladona is highly recommended in the very acute stages of throat infection with Bad Breath. Here, the throat, including tonsils, is markedly inflamed with a high fever. Hepar Sulph is the ideal natural remedy when Bad Breath arises in throat complaints where pus collection appears on tonsils, letting out a bad smell.

2. Remedies for Bad Breath in the Morning

For prescribing Nux Vomica, the points considered are gastric complaints, including acidity and constipation; sensitivity to cold air and a desire for stimulants, including coffee, alcohol, spices, along with Bad Breath. In contrast to Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla suits hot-blooded patients with a desire for cool open air. They have a dry mouth with Bad Breath and the thirst for water is absent.

3. Remedies for Bad Breath after Eating

Sulphur mainly suits a patient who is hot-blooded with heated sensations in body with Bad Breath. A bitter taste in mouth may be present along with Bad Breath. Nux Vomica is suitable for persons with Bad Breath who feel cold and have intolerance to cold air. They usually suffer from longstanding gastric troubles like acidity and constipation along with Bad Breath.

4. Remedies for Specific Odor of Bad Breath

The persons with Bad Breath at times specify the exact odor of breath. This specific character should always be given importance because it is the individual symptom and secondly, it narrows down the list of natural medicines out of which the best remedy can be given to do away with Bad Breath. Although the character of odour is given utmost importance,it is not the sole symptom on the basis of which the medicine is prescribed. Bad Breath can be sour, garlic-like, onion-like, urine-like or stool-like or of any other odour. The sour odour from mouth can be treated with natural medicines Nux Vomica and Rheum. For garlic-like odour, the remedy is Arsenic Album. To deal with onion-like odour, the best natural remedies are Asafoetida and Lycopodium. The persons needing Asafoetida or Lycopodium are chronic sufferers of wind or gas in the abdomen. The medicines that cover urine-like odour are Nitric Acid, Benzoic Acid and Graphites. For stool-like odour, the best natural remedies are Belladona and Baptisia.

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  1. Dear Dr. Sharma, My son, is 27 years old, he’s experiencing foul breath, he’s been treated by the dentist for teeth cleaning and gum bleeding, which is evaluated by the dentist last week and it’s fine now. He has a history of chronic constipation from the early stages of life one or two small bowel movements per week. He is a picky eater, he has a low appetite. we are giving him castor oil, and Senna tablets as a stool softener, which helped him momentarily He doesn’t drink enough water during the day.
    Dr. Khan

  2. Pavan Gupta says:

    I smell the same thing in every food & Mouth test is not correct

  3. Ajit Kailash says:

    Dr Sharma
    My breath is horrible. The smell comes through
    my mouth and nose. The smell is horrible. Gum used to work for me. It is barely masking the smell now. One can smell my breath standing in front of me. I am so hurt and disappointed. I think
    I need Pulsitillia. I had my dentist check my teeth. My dentist say my teeth and gums are ok. The dentist can’t help me. My stomach doctor said
    my stomach is ok. I am so depressed. I have tried so many products . None of them worked .Can you help me?
    I hope that this is not just another fad

  4. Manoj kumar says:

    Hi,I have been facing digestion issue for a long time now like farting and stomach bloating and at times slight pain in the stomach however that’s not all I’m also facing this bad breath issue which my Dad and my wife pointed out at many occasion.Since then I have been using sounf and cardomom but still feel low in confidence.Please suggest some homeopathic medicine without side effects.

  5. Hello Dr I m suffering from bad breath since childhood now I m 30 yrs old . Pls hlp

  6. Rajwinder kaur says:

    Hello mam i m 38 year old. ਮਹੀਨਾ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਮੇਰੇ ਮੂੰਹ ਵਿੱਚੋ ਰਾਤ ਨੂੰ ਸੌਂਣ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਬਹੁਤ ਜਯਦਾ ਬਦਬੂ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਮੂੰਹ ਵਿੱਚੋ ਦਹੀ ਵਰਗਾ ਖੱਟਾ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ plz help me thx

  7. Is there a remedy when the breath stinks like sewage? not stool or urine.

    • Is there a remedy when the breath stinks like sewage? not stool or urine. For my cat, she was on Cham and now Staph – but neither are listed on this page as having this smell.

  8. Sk dubey says:

    Hello Dr.
    My daughter is suffering from bad odours every where in kitchen & foods as well as from fruits also.
    She is thirty years old. more saliva is also present in her mouth and wet the pillow. Gas is also her problem.
    Please suggest best homeo medicines for her.
    Sk dubey

    • I’ve been suffering from bad breath for a very long time sometimes my mouth is dry sometimes it’s not dry but my bad breath persist . What medication should I take

  9. Hi Dr Sharma,

    I am 35 yrs old, I had been facing the bad breath issue from past 6 to 7 years. Can please advice me for any homeopathic medicine.

    Many Thanks!

  10. Lipika Gupta says:

    I am 69 yrs.old lady.From few days back I have pain inside head and finding bad smell through nose but no cough and cold.I have taken Belledona 30.Is this ok?Why this bad smell through nose? Pl suggest.

  11. I have a 6 year old daughter with Down Syndrome who has recently started having halitosis of a peculiar offer. It has a must or mildest smell. I cannot find a helpful remedy to address this. Can you recommend one?

  12. Joaqunia Miller says:

    Good morning
    I have been suffering from this for 18 years. Fecal odor fill the air, ,room, building, car, I can smell it sometimes . I am the social media poster face of odour I’m bullied, laughed at everywhere I go. My friends post derogatory things about me. I have never saw one post.
    Thank you4

  13. Mrs. B Khan says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    I m suffering from bad breath from past 12 years. I m too much depressed and disappointed all the time due to this. I can feel the expressions of the person standing or so9in front of me that what they r feeling. N it makes me hell of an embarrass. This thing has highly caused me a social cut off n I usually try to remain silent when someone sits close to me. I loose my confidence. I have visited the dentist, my gums were swollen, he treated me n gave me medicine, but it didn’t help in reducing the bad breath. I have sinus infection in the right side of my nose n throat. Kindly suggest me a miracle medicine. I shall be really grateful to u.

  14. Very bad smell for mouth,This is SANJEET(39) I am p from PUNJAB.I am suffering from bad breath from past 8 years.I have tried so many mouthwashes and i am washing my mouth everyday properly.Tough it is not helping much.Please,provide some solutions.

  15. Prerna jain says:

    Dr Sharma
    My breath is horrible. The smell comes through
    my mouth and nose. The smell is horrible. Gum used to work for me. It is barely masking the smell now. One can smell my breath standing in front of me. I am so hurt and disappointed. I think
    I need Pulsitillia. I had my dentist check my teeth. My dentist say my teeth and gums are ok. The dentist can’t help me. My stomach doctor said
    my stomach is ok. I am so depressed. I have tried so many products . None of them worked .Can you help me? I also consultant stomach acid n also had treatment for it that not even work for me plss plss help me

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