When odor appears from the oral cavity, many begin to look for obvious causes of this symptom. Sometimes the aroma can be confusing for the patient: it has apple, fruity notes, or it can have a persistent smell of acetone. The head of the Department of Allergology and Immunology of the Central Clinical Hospital of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an allergist-immunologist, assistant of the Department of Immunology of the Russian National Research Medical University named after V.I. N.I. Pirogova Evgenia Parshina.
According to the specialist, the smell from the mouth is called "halitosis", it can be physiological or pathological. In the first case, it is the smell that appears in the morning and disappears after hygiene procedures. In the second, medical reasons provoke an unpleasant smell. For example, poor oral hygiene, tooth decay or plaque on the tongue, chronic tonsillitis. In addition, halitosis can be caused by diseases of the gastrointestinal tract or the bacillus Helicobacter pylori that has entered the body.
Doctors also distinguish chronic pathologies. Among the most common are diabetes, kidney or liver problems, hyperthyroidism, anemia.
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