Hello, I'm a 24 yo woman. I've always had, or at least since I became self conscious, chronic halitosis. The only thing that I am managing it is to always chew gum, and change it every hour. It's having serious consequences in my social life and on my mental health.
The first thing that I did against it was the tonsillectomy thinking it was because of the tonsil stones. After the surgery I didn't notice any change. Then after a test I found out that I had Helicobacter Pylori and treated it with antibiotics. I don't remember what I exactly took but it was the only time ever my halitosis was gone. But after the therapy it returned, so I thought it was again the bacteria, but I've done more Helicobacter test (stool and breath test) and it was all right. First of all I want to specify I have an excellent mouth and dental care, my dentist have always said that there is nothing going wrong in my mouth. I often brush and floss (it became almost an obsession since this halitosis problem) and i always clean my tongue very deeply, i do everything possibile to maintain it clean, but nothing changes. I then thought it was coming from my gut bacteria (since only the antibiotics have worked) but after a stool analysis it emerged a slightly high escherichia coli, low enteroccocus and low bacteroides, which my doctor said to treat with probiotics. Nothing changes. The I did a gastroscopy which only resulted in: non-continent cardias and an
open pylorus (that is said to be normal during gastroscopy?). I thought that it may be because of the pylorus since it smells rotten. Also I've done my own research and found out about TMAU, which is told to be spreading the smell through the saliva (?) but my saliva is odorless.
If some more info might help: I have IBS, NERD and always a little pain in my throat.
I wish I could have some directions that might help me with what the diagnosis might be and the test I should take to confirm it as I connot spend anymore money in vain.
Thank you very much for any help