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Avoiding the H1N1 Flu (and Bad Breath) This Season

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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FACT: There are two primary places for the FLU VIRUS (H1N1 and others) to enter your body and cause you to become infected. These two places are YOUR NOSE and YOUR MOUTH. Minimizing the ability of germs to get into your system through those two places is one of best and easiest ways to stay healthy this flu season.

Here are some tips to help you avoid “leaving an open door” for the potentially deadly flu bug during this most contagious season of the year:

1. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN :
The most common piece of advice to prevent the onset of swine flu is to wash your hands. Why? Most people have no idea how many times we bring our hands to our mouth but the fact is we do it many times per hour. If you pick up the virus by touching a door knob or other infected hard surface and then bring your hands toward your mouth, you have a pretty good chance of getting sick. Wash your hands with soap and water throughout the day and carry instant sanitizer with you on the go. Keeping your hands clean is absolutely essential to keeping healthy.

2. COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN OTHERS SNEEZE and COUGH:
When someone is sneezing and coughing it’s extremely important they cover their mouth. However, it also helps for you to cover your nose and mouth when others nearby are coughing and sneezing. When those that are sick sneeze, cough, and even breathe they fill the air around them with airborne and highly infections germs. Try to minimize what you inhale by covering your mouth with a handkerchief or your own clean hand.

3. USE TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops and TheraBreath Extinguisher Spray TO HELP CREATE A BARRIER AGAINST GERMS :
While my formulas were developed to help fight the germs that cause bad breath and tooth decay, they are extremely effective anti-microbial agents as well. A few drops of TheraBreath Nasal Sinus drops in each nostril every 12 hours will create an environment hostile to germs in your nasal cavity. Similarly, regular use of the Extinguisher Spray will also make it hard for sore throat and flu germs to take up residence in your throat. By using these formulas in your mouth and nose, the two primary means of entry for germs, you will reduce their ability to transmit infection to you and your likelihood of getting sick.  Also, when you have flu and/or you are taking medications, you are much more likely to have bad breath as well. 

This is a busy season for all of us. By using some basic common sense, following these basic tips, and practicing good hygiene we can make sure to stay healthy and keep those around us feeling in top shape as well.

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Medications and Bad Breath

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Many people are unaware that the medications that they’ve been taking for years have actually contributed to their bad breath and taste disorders. It all boils down to the unfortunate side-effects of many medications which include dry mouth and alteration in taste perception.

According to the most recent research on prescription medications, 7 out of the top 10 medications used in the US during 1998 had “dry mouth, bad breath, or taste disorders” as a side effect.

We have compiled the following list for you, along with a list of other common medication that you may be taking:

Medication

Use

Dry Mouth

Sour Taste Symptom

Listed.

Notes

Prilosec

Reflux and Ulcers

Yes

Often mistakenly prescribed for bad breath.

Prozac

Antidepressant

Yes

Mistakenly prescribed because doctors think that patients are imaging their bad breath.

Zocor

Cholesterol

No

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Zoloft

Antidepressant

Yes

See Prozac

Zantac

Digestive

No

Often mistakenly prescribed for bad breath

Claritin

Antihistamine

Yes

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Paxil

Antidepressant

Yes

See Prozac

Norvasc

Angina Relief

Yes

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Vasotec

High Blood Pressure

Yes

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Imitrex

Migraine Headaches

No

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 Other common medications are part of this problem, also. This is only a partial list! Please consult your physician before altering the prescribed use of any of these medications.

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ANOREXIANT

Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin, Zantryl ……phentermine

Anorex SR, Adipost, Bontril PDM……..phendimetrazine

Mazanor, Sanorex …………………………… mazindol

Pondimin, Fen-Phen …………………………fenfluramine

Tenuate, Tepanil, Ten-Tab ……………….diethylpropion

ANTIACNE

Accutane …………………………………………. isotretinoin

ANTIANXIETY

Atarax, Vistaril …………………………………. hydroxyzine

Ativan ……………………………………………….. lorazepam

Centrax …………………………………………….. prazepam

Equanil, Miltown ……………………………….. meprobamate

Librium ……………………………………………… chlordiazepoxide

Paxipam ……………………………………………. halazepam

Serax ………………………………………………… oxazepam

Valium ………………………………………………. diazepam

Xanax ………………………………………………… alprazolam

ANTICHOLINERGIC / ANTISPASMODIC

Anaspaz …………………………………………….. hyoscyamine

Atropisol. Sal-Tropine ……………………….. atropine

Banthine …………………………………………….. methantheline

Bellergal …………………………………………….. belladonna alkaloids

Bentyl …………………………………………………. dicyclomine

Daricon ………………………………………………. oxyphencyclimine

Ditropan ……………………………………………… oxybutynin

Donnatal, Kinesed ……..hyoscyamine with atropine,phenobarbital, scopolamine

Librax ………………………………………………….. chlordiazepoxide with clidinium

Pamine ………………………………………………… methscopolamine

Pro-Banthine ……………………………………….. propantheline

Transderm-Scop …………………………………. scopolamine

ANTICONVULSANT

Felbatol …………………………………………. felbamate

Lamictal ………………………………………… lamotrigine

Neurontin ………………………………………. gabapentin

Tegretol …………………………………………. carbamazepine

ANTIDEPRESSANTb

Anafranil ………………………………………. clomipramine

Asendin ………………………………………… amoxapine

Elavil …………………………………………….. amitryptaline

Luvox ……………………………………………. fluvoxamine

Norpramin …………………………………….. desipramine

Prozac ………………………………………….. fluoxetine

Sinequan ………………………………………. doxepin

Tofranil ………………………………………….. imipramine

Wellbutrin ……………………………………… bupropion

ANTIDIARRHETIC

Imodium AD …………………………………… loperamide

Lomotil …………………………………………….diphenoxylate with atropine

Motofen ………………………………………….. difenoxin with atropine

ANTIHISTAMINE

Actifed ……………………………………………. triprolidine with pseudoephedrine

Benadryl ………………………………………… diphenhydramine

Chlor-Trimeton ………………………………. chlorpheniramine

Claritin ……………………………………………. loratadine

Dimetane ……………………………………….. brompheniramine

Dimetapp……………..brompheniramine with phenylpropanolamine

Hismanal …………………………………………. astemizole

Phenergan ……………………………………….. promethazine

Pyribenzamine (PBZ) ………………………. tripelennamine

Seldane ……………………………………………. terfenadine

ANTIHYPERTENSIVE

Capoten ………………………………………. captopril

Catapres …………………………………….. clonidine

Coreg ………………………………………….. carvedilol

Ismelin ………………………………………… guanethidine

Minipress …………………………………….. prazosin

Serpasil ……………………………………….. reserpine

Wytensin ……………………………………… guanabenz

ANTIINFLAMMATORY ANALGESIC

Dolobid ………………………………………….. diflunisal

Feldene ………………………………………….. piroxicam

Motrin, Advil …………………………………… ibuprofen

Nalfon …………………………………………….. fenoprofen

Naprosyn ……………………………………….. naproxen

ANTINAUSEANT/ANTIEMETIC

Antivert ……………………………………… meclizine

Dramamine ………………………………. dyphenhydramine

Marezine …………………………………… cyclizine

ANTIPARKINSONIAN

Akineton …………………………………….. biperiden

Artane ………………………………………… trihexyphenidyl

Cogentin …………………………………….. benztropine mesylate

Larodopa …………………………………….. levodopa

Sinemet ………………………………………. carbidopa with levodopa

ANTI-PSYCHOTIC

Clozaril …………………………………………… clozapine

Compazine …………………………………….. prochlorperazine

Eskalith …………………………………………… lithium

Haldol …………………………………………….. haloperidol

Mellaril ……………………………………………. thioridazine

Navane ……………………………………………. thiothixene

Orap ………………………………………………… pimozide

Sparine ……………………………………………. promazine

Stelazine …………………………………………. trifluoperazine

Thorazine ………………………………………… chlorpromazine

BRONCHDILATOR

Atrovent ………………………………………. ipratropium

Isuprel …………………………………………. isoproterenol

Proventil, Ventolin ……………………….. albuterol

DECONGESTANT

Ornade …….. phenylpropanolamine with chlorpheniramine

Sudafed ………………………………………… pseudoephedrine

DIURETIC

Diuril ……………………………………………… chlorothiazide

Dyazide, Maxzide …… triamterine and hydrochlorothiazide

HydroDIURIL, Esidrix …………………… hydrochlorothiazide

Hygroton ……………………………………….. chlorthalidone

Lasix ……………………………………………… furosemide

Midamor ………………………………………… amiloride

MUSCLE RELAXANT

Flexeril ………………………………………… cyclobenzaprine

Lioresal ……………………………………….. baclofen

Norflex, Disipal ……………………………. orphenadrine

NARCOTIC ANALGESIC

Demerol ………………………………………… meperidine

MS Contin …………………………………….. morphine

SEDATIVE

Dalmane ………………………………………. flurazepam

Halcion ………………………………………… triazolam

Restoril ………………………………………… temazepam

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Prozac Norpramin Pertofrane

Elavil Adapin Valium (occassionally)

Imavate SK-Pramine Tofranil

Aventyl Vivactil Zoloft

Paxil Sigequan

ANTIPARKINSONISM

Akineton Artane Laradopa

Parsidol

ANTIHISTAMINES (Cold Medications)

Actifed Benadryl Comtrex

Dimetapp Pheran Triaminic

Vistaril Historal

ANTIHYPERTENSIVES (High Blood Pressure Medication):

Beta Blockers, Diuretics, Anti-Coagulants

Rautensin Isemelin Aldomet

Serpasil Minipress Inversine

Hyperoid Catapres Inderal

Inderide Aquatensin Moderatic

Diazide

ANTISPASMODICS & ANTICHOLINERGICS (GASTROINTESTINAL TYPE)

Quarzan Vistrax Combid

Pro-Banthine Anaspaz PB Donnatal

Pathibate

ANTISPASMODICS & ANTICHOLINERGICS (URINARY TYPE)

Pyridium Cystospaz Ditropan

Urispas Trac-Tabs

ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS

Haldol Rau-Sed Serpasil

Thorazine Stelazine Comazine

Moban Daxolin Lithane

Lithonate

 

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