People with FOUL BREATH - Do you tolerate ? Or how do you handle?

@krajibg (11932)
Guwahati, India
May 2, 2009 12:10am CST
Hello Mylotters, People here and people there, people everywhere. Do not you get lost in the crowd of people? I feel I do sometime specially when I am in a big crowd or say a congregation or something like that. Every individual we meet in the way is a different and isolated case. Some of them are friendly, some are too fuzzy and some are too simple. Out of all all these people we have our people too. I mean people who we meet in our day today course of life and share tit bits of thoughts and ideas and some fun and all that is within the limitation of the relation. About these friends or say people certain attributes turn me off and I develop a disliking for those attributes are such you just can not or do not feel like telling lest he/she should get upset or nervous. Yes, I mean too much talkativeness, body odor,too much impatience, and above all FOUL BREATH. Have you ever had such encounter that neither you could live nor die? A morbid suffocation?
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@shibham (17019)
• India
2 May 09
hai don, as we are social livings, we have to bear all the situations realated to society. we should be talkative, but too much, unbearable. a person with body odour or bad breath. to face this type of person is realy a morbid suffocation. yes there are too many persons who are highly impatience in communication. actualy they don't know about communication skills. i can't tolerate all these types of persons.have anice day.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi Shibhom, yes that is the general human nature. Thanks for the response.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
2 May 09
I think that people do not know they have foul breath. It is not that they deliberately intend to offend and make people throw up and gag and look evilly in their presence, and usually what happens is someone hands them a mint. Now unless the person who hands them a mint says, "oh your breath stinks!" they have no idea and besides it would rude for you to tell them that their breath smells like a skunk factory especially since they might not have a tube of toothpaste, a small bottle of Listerine, and a toothbrush with them, nor are there washrooms nearby. So what you should do is before buy a package or a tube of peppermints and offer the person with the foul breath one. It does work and it does not offend them and if they do not know they stink, they think you are a very nice person.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi, yes this is the way perhaps to deal with the people with foul breath. Yes , they are not aware that their breath is stinking but now as it is my problem I should deal as you have said. Thankls a lot pal.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi, yes this is the way perhaps to deal with the people with foul breath. Yes , they are not aware that their breath is stinking but now as it is my problem I should deal as you have said. Thankls a lot pal.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
19 Jul 10
Thanks for the best response. People are usually unaware of their bad breath unless they have been eating garlic, and then they do not smell it but others notice it. However, I found that if one has been eating something with garlic in it, people do not mind, because they assume you love to cook. As for the other reasons, that I know nothing about, I did hear that if one brushes the tongue it helps. However, it was not common knowledge - I only heard first on Tv a few months ago - I did wonder why something so simple that might help was kept silent. I mean, I know of dental floss, mints, using parsley, but brushing the tongue? Of course, if you are like me, you do not want to go back too far - that choking feeling.
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• United States
3 May 09
Well i'd tolerate it, but I doubt that i'd work with someone with very bad breath. Toleration is okay, but sometimes it wouldn't hurt to chew something that will make you breath sweeter. It doesn't hurt to offer some peppermint chewing gum or some Tic-Tacs. Even our breath needs some perfume to make things go easier when talking to someone else in person or face-to-face. Whether I brush my teeth or not, I always carry a pack of breath fresheners with me wherever I go, and I use it for two things: 1. To de-stress my nerves and focusing on the cool flavor of mint or other sweet flavor of breath fresheners 2. If i'm meeting someone very important, I use my breath fresheners well ahead in advance just in case so that I avoid putting the person I talk to in a state of 98.6-degree, bad-smelling torment.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
4 May 09
Hi, that is a nice way and I appreciate the the task you applied when in similar situation, I wonder why not specially those people who have this oddity do not take care to be nice and approachable. Thanks for refreshing the milieu over here too with your mint fresh.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
3 May 09
Hi there! I did had an encounter with a person having a bad odor. She was a schoolmate and everyone knew her cause of her condition. We were never that close so there was no morbid suffocation or things like that. Sure we did have conversations and it was hard talking to her cause of the smell. I wanted to tell her about it but I didn't have the guts to cause I might hurt her feelings. As I've said we're not too close to each other. Our relationship was just plain schoolmates so I felt I don't have the right to tell her. Whenever we converse I just try to do it normally, still with respect to her and descent. I believe whatever be the condition a person has, even having the worst smell, we must still be respectful of others. Ciao!
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 May 09
Hi there Yes the relational level comes in-between and sometime you just can not help but to endure at your own cost. This is too bad indeed. I wonder why people do not realize that they are having some problem. Thanks for the response.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
3 May 09
Tolerance is important with anybody although when you mention foul breath I admit it's a tough one to put up with. If it was an acquaintance and someone I would not be required to spend a great deal of time with, I would just endure. If the person was a friend or someone I had to be close to for extended periods of time I would have to say something, although not sure how; very tactfully I guess! Once I did, it would be up to him or her to do something about it and if he or she didn't, it would be my problem and I would more than likely have to put up with it.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 May 09
Hello Paula, This is more than living with deads. I just can no tolerate or put up with the body odor and foul breath. I instantly get allergen in the form of those and either end up having a bad stomach or running nose. Thanks for bearing all these smels.lol
• Jamaica
3 May 09
i have had experiences with such people and i find that some are not aware of their state.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 May 09
Hi Ys yo are right , some people are just not aware of this fact that they are fuming poison. OMG.
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
2 May 09
I had come across such people many a times.....and trust me it becomes unbearable sometimes and sometimes you just have to bear with that person as you may have some work with them or simply if you have no choice.......i just sometimes turn away my face from them in protest if they are smart enough they understand what problem i am going through......but in some cases it just happens because of some medical problems so it actually none of their fault......but it can get really suffocating if that person is too close to you.......
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 May 09
HI, And interestingly these people do not understand your hints.lol The better way to deal with such people is to tell in a friendly manner or offering something to chew on.
• Indonesia
2 May 09
i will tolerate it. we can't handle someone, that is not our right. what we need to do is just tolerate it.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 May 09
If your tolerance cause you medical bill what would you do? I mean whenever I am in such situation for a longer time. I develop sort of nausea and my stomach revolts. Tolerance is injustice man, you are further making him lose people.
• Philippines
2 May 09
that was funny!, but we need to admit that there are some people with that power! haha!, that topic makes me laugh!. maybe they are not conscious with their hygiene, but the people around them will be affected so whenever we encounter that kind of person, it's better to tell them and give them some tips how to control that power! hah
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi, this is better to tell but most of us are not in the position to to ask. One who understands, understands with a gesture is applicable here but I doubt how far they would get into it.
@KupoSin (680)
• United States
2 May 09
most of the time its bearable, but for those who smoke, i cannot tolerate. it endangers my life and the people around me.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Foul breath is bearable for you????? I am gonna mad. Forget about smoke that is far ok than than one's physical discomforture.
• China
2 May 09
hello!yes,a morbid suffocation!i can't bear that situation.but sometimes in order to not offend some people,i have to bear that .and after that i will brush my tooth soon. thouhgt i kown the people have foul breath also do not feel well,they just have no choice
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi, fishonmask, know what, if I am to be in such situation my stomach goes mad. Really I develop a belly trouble if I am to inhale such odour, I am really allergic to them. do not know how people take it as. Thanks pal
• India
2 May 09
Hi RAjib Yes, I have encountered people with foul breath and it is indeed a morbidly suffocating situation. We have this girl in our office who is otherwise very friendly yet very gossipy too...she has this habit (irritating I must say) of wispering titbits into your ears as if you are the most important person in the world...AND does her breath smell! OMG I would rather die of not breathing than take a breath when she is near. There is precious little I or anybody can do you know, coz it would definitely be bad manners to point it out to her.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi Sudipta, please do not elaborate more. I have got that. You know what? With foul body odor and foul breath even if the fairy comes to take me to heaven I would possibly refuse. And about that lady of yours, I she has already lost her impression before me. Is not it too bad Why people do not take good care of these things I really wonder. Thanks pal.
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
2 May 09
I just tell them. I offer them a mint and if they don't get the hint I tell them that they must have eaten something that disagreed with them. With body odor I tell them their deodorant isn't working and maybe they'd like to go wash up a bit. That's if I know them well enough. If they are a stranger, depending on their temperament, I'll either say something or stay away from them.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hello there, Nice way to deal with such people. Sitauations are sometime such that even if yopu wish you can not tell for one or the other reason. Thanks for the resoponse.
@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
2 May 09
Good day, krajibg. Well, I just tolerate them at my own risk. I do not want them to get hurt if I will say it directly. When I smell that foul breath from the person that I was talking with, I just bow my head to avoid the odor temporarily. I understand that they might have gastrointestinal problems or they have a different eating habit like excessive eating of spicy food. Those two are factors of bad breath. For others, they prefer to offer chewing gum to the person with bad breath in a nice way. I tried to do that as a joke then I did it as an insult. I tried it again in a nice way, I chew first then I offered him. Nothing got offended. You should try it too. Happy mylotting..=)
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Telling on the face is difficult at times but the chewing gum method is the best, Hence wherever I am to be traveling I would not forget to get a good stock of chewing gum. Thanks for the response,
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
2 May 09
Foul breath is terrible. I usually try and keep my distance. If I have a piece of gum..I will offer them one..lol. As far as the body odor..I just get away if possible. I don't like hurting anyones feelings either. If I had to be around them everyday though...well..I might at one point mention something.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi Jen, correct even me to do the same. If i have chewing gum sort of things with me I offer so that I no longer have to have the smell, yuk... Yes in excess it is better to tell the truth. Thanks
@bamrahkirti (1824)
• India
2 May 09
Hi Rajib. Well no man is an island and we have by the nature of law have to live with our society mates.We come across different people in our daily routine and cannot remember all of them.But some people leave extra impressions on us which help us to remember about that particular person. Like traveling in a bus,i encounter so many people but some people who talk loud on their phones,very talkative,omitting foul smell leave special signals in my brain and i just have to bear with the image impressions of these persons.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Hi there, You are correct I suppose. that people are different and their attitudes are too different and we are to tolerate life somehow. Thanks for the response.
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@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
5 May 09
You know what's worse than discovering your "new friend" has a foul breath? Actually having to deal with someone with a foul breath on a regular basis. I think that good hygiene says a lot about a person - it shows psychological well being. Bad hygiene on the other hand... it's just bad. I like people who smell good, I think it's because they're also the type of people who care enough to present themselves well - and that means they're the type of people who care (period). I have this person who I HAVE to deal with every single day (don't want to give too much information). This person has bad breath because of too much smoking. What's sad about this is that it's a curable thing - stop smoking! It's not like a clinical condition that the person is not aware of. It's just bad habit. I think that condition is worse than this OTHER person from my past school. This person had SERIOUS halitosis. My brother's friend had to have a close talk with this person. When they were done. He turned around and said, "I preferred it if that person just punched me" LOL Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@mayze22 (34)
• Philippines
2 May 09
I don't like a know-it-all people. They really get into my nerves. We really cannot avoid people having attributes we dislike. Remember, we are not perfect. We may not even know it but there are those who don't like one of our attitude or character. We will just have to accept each others' flaw and coexist. If it is not bearable anymore, we will just have to confront it.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 May 09
Ok we are not perfect, but can not we be clean? Can not check if the breath has rotten? or the body odor is too much for other people to resist?
• Philippines
3 May 09
Yes, some people are not hygienic enough. One thing we can do is: we can tell the problem to them privately so that they would be conscious about their smell. It's like hitting two birds with one stone. We can stop people backbiting that person about his/her bad smell and we can encourage that person's grooming to improve.
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 May 09
You are right but all people are not alike and some might get offended and we are not in the mood to offend any one.
@Darkwing (21586)
15 May 09
I don't tend to come across too many people with "bad breath", as personal hygiene products seem to be able to cope with it. The one thing I like yet dislike, I have to tolerate, especially among friends for it's no reason to end a friendship. I love the taste of garlic but when I come across somebody in the street who has eaten garlic previous to our meeting, the smell on their breath knocks me back for a moment. It's a smell you can't avoid if you like to eat garlic, which is certainly an aid to your health, but such a setback that it leaves such a pungent smell on your breath. I think if it were body odour of generally bad breath, I would offer them some advice as to what to use. After all, if you select your friends well, then they won't take offense... they'll probably thank you for it. Brightest Blessings.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
5 May 09
It is a terrible feeling to have to stand and be polite with someone with bad breath insists on talking to you up close. You could always try offering the offender a breath mint.