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my 7 year old breath smells like rotten eggs

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Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Metal: Traces of iron in hemoglobin present in blood, which is present in small amounts on an inflamed mucosal surface of nose and sinus, can create a "metal ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
36 years experience Periodontics
Increase oral hygien: Try to eat less dairy products and be sure to continue or start regular dental maintenance visits. Dailey oral hygiene, including flossing and brush ... Read More
Dr. Sam Markzar
27 years experience Periodontics
Be alert ! : Bad breath can be multi factorial. Specific odor like rotten egg can be due to post nasal drainage of sinuses.. Or due to your stomach bacteial spectr ... Read More
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
Many possible reason: Smelly breath x can be caused by gum problems, tooth decay, food retention, stomach problems, sinus infection so have it checked out.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Lacambra
33 years experience Family Medicine
Bad : Bad breath (halitosis) can be the result of many medical issues or simply the result of your diet. For example, many people are unaware that their di ... Read More
Dr. Richard Evans
38 years experience Dentistry
Gum Disease #1: The #1 reason for bad breath is gum disease. Volatile sulfur compound (vsc) are released which causes the rotten egg smell. There are mouth rinses t ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
50 years experience Pediatrics
Reflux: Without other details, we can't be sure. He could be spitting up in his mouth. Another reason for the smell is post nasal drip: if he has nasal allerg ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See ENT Specialist: He needs to be thoroughly examined by an ENT specialist to check for chronic sinusitis and gum disease. If he truly has "urine" like smell then he mus ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist: Does she brush 2-3 times a day, both gums and her tongue? Does she floss daily? She needs to have meticulous home care to reduce bacterial population ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Garlic breath: Give him plenty of fluids, avoid spicy food, chewing sugarless gum , brushing his teeth & gargling with antiseptic mouth wash can help, if persi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Bad breath: There are many dental and medical causes. If you're dentist feels there is no dental cause, take your son to a pediatrician. For some basic informatio ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Check lungs: Occasionally bad breath can be caused by something like a lung abscess rather than problems with oral hygeine, nasal or sinus problems. Ask your docto ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Several Issues: Reflux due to brain/autonomic nervous system control of esophagus & stomach muscle peristaltic contractions + stomach acid secretion; complex & only p ... Read More
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