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May 15, 2014 06:16 AM

Help!!!! Onion from HELL breath & aftertaste day after eating..................

I come to you my fellow hound countrymen/women on bent knee asking, no begging, for your kindness in sharing a remedy to get rid of bad, super bad, onion from hell breath and after taste.

Last night I had a delicious salad that had fresh raw red onions. I LOVE onions and even took my buddies who picked them out of his salad because of his own onion issues. So I had double onions and I loved it. When I got home last night I brushed my teeth before bed, when I woke up this morning I brushed again, actually I've brushed 3x's this morning, even brushing my tongue/mouth to the point of gagging. (in the process of gagging myself this morning I started to cough/dry heave and have pinched a nerve in my neck!!)

I have the worst onion dry mouth in the back of my mouth near my throat. Thus far I have done the following;

1.) Brushed 3x's
2.) Gargled twice, even swallowing some to make sure I got back far enough
3.) Brushed my tongue and mouth as mentioned above
4.) Drank a ton of water and coffee at this point
5.) Ate a "heavy" breakfast for me, normally I just eat grapefruit, but I got a breakfast sandwich hoping to "cover" the taste.
6.) Chewed 2 pieces of Orbit gum, one of which I accidentally swallowed while trying to rub it around the back of my mouth with my tongue. Not an easy task.
7.) I took some alka seltzer this morning as well, at first thinking it was a result of agida.

So far nothing has worked, I have a dull dry onion type after burn in the back of my mouth that will NOT go away. Every time I swallow it's like eating a bite of onion and well it's just gross.

I ask my fellow any of you have a sure fix for a problem like this? I'm afraid to speak to anyone in the office I think I have Shrek breath. HELP !!!!!!!

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    1. re: Veggo

      Thanks pal. You're the kind of guy if I had a bad cut on my head, would put the tourniquet nice and tight around my neck.

    2. Maybe this is an obvious question, but have you tried flossing?

      (alliums are my absolute favorite thing, so I sympathize...)

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      1. re: Steve Green

        8.) Flossed (last night, I'm an end of the day flosser)

        I didn't add that to my original list because I can feel like a dry onion patch near the back of my's not a teeth gum issue.

      2. Try chewing tea leaves. Both fresh leaves, used leaves--i.e., used in making tea--green tea as well as black tea work.

        1. Eat a large parsley and mint salad (NO ONIONS! LOL), followed by a couple teaspoons of mustard (only rinse, don't swallow the mustard).

            1. re: BiscuitBoy

              Maybe I'll give it a try, the straight vodka did nothing to thwart it last night.

              1. re: jrvedivici

                A pitcher of Bloody Marys - celery and lime, included.

                1. re: MGZ

                  Tell me where and I'm there..............