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Bad breath

KnittingPoet
on 6/24/12 1:43 pm - Durham, NC
How do I get rid of this bad breath?????
       
    
poet_kelly
on 6/24/12 1:47 pm - OH
It's due to ketosis.  when you start eating more carbs, it will go away.  But it's really a good thing because it means you're burning lots of fat.

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

GraceGirl
on 6/24/12 1:49 pm
I have it too. Yay fat burn :)
walterswife
on 6/24/12 1:51 pm
RNY on 12/22/09 with

Try brushing your teetth more often.  Also there may be some types of mouthwash you could use.  Alcohol free would be your best bet.  Not sure how far out you are but depending on your plan you might b able to suck on some sugar free mints..

HW 240/ SW 229/ GW 146/CW 125; OH Support Group Leader   

Starting size:  18W-20;  Present size: 0 or 2; 5'5-1/2" tall. 
Current BMI 20.4 as of 2/13/2013 (normal for the first time in my life).
Goal weight reached on 8/12/2010; As of 1/13/2013, 21 pounds below goal

KnittingPoet
on 6/24/12 1:52 pm - Durham, NC
My surgery was June 7.
       
    
(deactivated member)
on 6/24/12 2:34 pm
RNY on 04/18/12 with
I use Listerine Breath Strips when I'm out and about.

http://www.listerinestrips.com/ 
Lauren D.
on 6/24/12 2:39 pm - Lorain, OH
 Biotene makes Dry Mouth mouthwash and gel in a tube. Tube = in the purse, rub around mouth when out and about, and Mouthwash = home, after every meal/snack.  It helps, but they're right-- you're burning fat as we type! Lucky! Don't ever chew gum again. I miss gum sooo bad. 
       I count protein, fluid ounces, and my blessings everyday. 

poet_kelly
on 6/24/12 2:53 pm - OH
That Biotene gel is weird stuff.  For a while I was on a medication that made my mouth so dry I got sores in my mouth and on my tongue, so I bought some of that.  It worked OK, I guess, but it felt really weird.  Like putting lotion in your mouth or something.  By the way, they used to have a coupon for $1 off on their website, so if anyone wants to try it, check for the coupon first.

Why do you recommend not chewing gum?

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com          Kelly

Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor.  Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me.  If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her.    Check out my blog.

 

walterswife
on 6/24/12 4:06 pm
RNY on 12/22/09 with
Congratulatonshe breath on your surgery.  You you should be set now.  I have used the breath strips and they work well.  I did find though that they are strong. 

Fortunately for the breath issue, ke4tosis doesn't last forever so you will not have this problem indefinitely.

HW 240/ SW 229/ GW 146/CW 125; OH Support Group Leader   

Starting size:  18W-20;  Present size: 0 or 2; 5'5-1/2" tall. 
Current BMI 20.4 as of 2/13/2013 (normal for the first time in my life).
Goal weight reached on 8/12/2010; As of 1/13/2013, 21 pounds below goal

PrincessSaraSmile
on 6/24/12 5:17 pm - FL
RNY on 05/14/12
 I chew sugar free gum alllll the time
Lauren D.
on 6/24/12 7:32 pm - Lorain, OH
 Really? I guess all surgeons and nutritionists are different with their reccommendations. They told me not to because if I happened to swallow it accidentally, it wouldn't be a pretty picture with the stoma, etc. It could get stuck they said, and to go to the ER. Everything else they've suggested has been very good advice, and has worked for me, so I just trust them. PLUS, gas is enough of an issue post-RNY, so gum may produce more. BUT THAT'S JUST MY PERSONAL TAKE ON IT. I wish I could. Now I am tempted to do it. Hmmmmmmmm.........
       I count protein, fluid ounces, and my blessings everyday.