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my baby breath smells like vinegar. what does this indicate?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Stomach acid: The most likely cause of a vinegar smell is stomach acid. Babies may occasionally spit up stomach acids, especially when new foods are being introduced. If your baby smells of vinegars often then he may have gastroesophageal reflus disease, where the stomach spincter does not close completely allowing stomach acid to go back up thru the esophagus. If this happens often see the doctor.
Answered on Nov 22, 2015
Dr. Joel Piehl
50 years experience Periodontics
Diabetes?: Could be a sign of a metabolic disorder such as diabetes. See your md.
Answered on Oct 7, 2017
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See DDS\MD: There are many possibilities which require you see both a dentist and a physician to go over your complete medical and dental history, clinically examine you and determine the cause of your problem.
Answered on Feb 27, 2016
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Vinegar smell: Check with his/her pediatrician for workup to rule out metabolic/endocrine abnormality, such as diabetes, especially if it runs in the family.
Answered on Sep 8, 2015

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