Homoeopathic Treatment for Bad breath

Bad breath OR foul breath is  also called halitosis. It is the catarrhal condition of the nose and throat. unclean or diseased teeth and gums.Certain  foods like onions or garlic, alcohol,smoking is the reason.


  • Unpleasant odor from mouthUploaded Image
  • Changing taste in the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • White coating on the tongue.
  • Constipation
  • Thick saliva.e.t.c


Most bad breath starts in  mouth, and there are many possible causes. They include:

  • Food-The breakdown of food particles in and around teeth can increase bacteria and cause a foul odor. Eating certain foods, such as onions, garlic and spices, also can cause bad breath. After  digestion, they enter in bloodstream, are carried to  lungs and affect  breath.
  • Tobacco products- Smoking causes its own unpleasant mouth odor. Smokers and oral tobacco users are also more likely to have gum disease, another source of bad breath.
  • Poor dental hygiene - If we donot brush and floss daily, food particles remain in our mouth, causing bad breath. A colorless, sticky film of bacteria (plaque) forms on our teeth. If not brushed away, plaque can irritate our gums and eventually form plaque-filled pockets between our teeth and gums (periodontitis). Our tongue also can trap bacteria that produce odors. Dentures that are not cleaned regularly or do not fit properly can harbor odor-causing bacteria and food particles.
  • Dry mouth-Saliva helps cleanse our mouth, removing particles that cause bad odors. A condition called dry mouth can contribute to bad breath because production of saliva is decreased. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep, leading to "morning breath," and it worsens if we sleep with our mouth open. Chronic dry mouth can be caused by a problem with our salivary glands and some diseases.
  • Medications- Some medications can indirectly produce bad breath by contributing to dry mouth. Others can be broken down in the body to release chemicals that can be carried on  breath.
  • Infections - Bad breath can be caused by surgical wounds after oral surgery, such as tooth removal, or as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or mouth sores.
  • Other mouth, nose and throat conditions- Bad breath can occasionally stem from small stones that form in the tonsils and are covered with bacteria that produce odor. Infections or chronic inflammation in the nose, sinuses or throat, which can contribute to postnasal drip, also can cause bad breath.
  • Other causes-Diseases, such as some cancers, and conditions such as metabolic disorders, can cause a distinctive breath odor as a result of chemicals they produce. Chronic reflux of stomach acids (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) can be associated with bad breath. Bad breath in young children can be caused by a foreign body, such as a piece of food, lodged in a nostril.


MERC SOL : Useful for bad Breath which is accompanied by a moist mouth and increased saliva. Useful when there is highly offensive odor from the mouth with a constantly moist mouth due to increased saliva.The odor of breath is so severe that it fills the whole room. Along with excessive saliva, the thirst for water also increases.  Helpful in the treatment of bad breath arising out of dental conditions like tooth decay and gum infection with spongy, bleeding, discharging gums. Mostly preferable medicine for Bad Breath with ulcers in the mouth as well.There is sweet metallic taste may be present along with bad breath.

PULSATILLA : Useful for bad Breath with a dry mouth.There is no desire to drink water in spite of a dry mouth, which adds to the offensiveness of the odor.Given when tongue seems to be covered with thick mucus.Given when taste of mouth is also varied, ranging from salty, bitter and foul or in a few cases, no taste at all.

KREOSOTE : Useful for bad breath due to decayed teeth.Helpful in removing bad breath which is a result of caries teeth. Also there is complain of bleeding from gums along with decayed teeth.Useful for bitter taste in mouth

HEPAR SULPH : Useful for bad breath with gum infections that cause a bad mouth odor.Useful in all cases were only pus is discharged from the gums with offensive breath.

CARBO VEG : Useful for bad breath with foul breath associated with discharge of both pus and blood from gums. Given if pus and blood from gums with Bad Breath are accompanied by salivation.