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The past few days my husbands breath has smelled different. It usually doesn't have a smell at all, but now it smells "savory?" Hard to explain. Why?

The past few days my husbands breath has smelled different. It usually doesn't have a smell at all, but now it smells "savory?" Hard to explain. Why?

Halitosis,bad breath: And is caused from poor dental health, tooth decay.and may be a sign of other health problems. Also, the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to fix your cavities and determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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For about a month now, my husband has been complaining of excessive fatigue. Also, his breath smells like raw meat/meat that is just beginning to rot. What should I do?

For about a month now, my husband has been complaining of excessive fatigue. Also, his breath smells like raw meat/meat that is just beginning to rot. What should I do?

Gum disease: There is high probability that he is experiencing gum disease. The centers for disease control tell us that 75% of individuals over the age of 12 suffer from gum disease and this is one of the signs. It is caused by the breakdown of blood by bacteria which results in volatile sulfur compounds being produced. These can smell like rotten eggs or sewer gas. ...Read more

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Sudden bad breath? Smells like eggs, sometimes in nose as well. Been going on for 4 months now

Sudden bad breath? Smells like eggs, sometimes in nose as well. Been going on for 4 months now

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 that will neutralize vscs, but the source, which is most likely infected gums, needs to be treated. You will need to see your dentist to treat any gum infection and your physician to rule out a sinus infection or other possible source of your problem. ...Read more

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I have gas build up in my body. The gas is not causing any pain or discomfort but i has severe bad breath which smells like excrement for 2 months now?

I have gas build up in my body. The gas is not causing any pain or discomfort but i has severe bad breath which smells like excrement for 2 months now?

Bad breath: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing bad breath for about a year now and it smells like feces and I honestly don't know what to do. I brush my teeth twice a d?

Hi, I have been experiencing bad breath for about a year now and it smells like feces and I honestly don't know what to do. I brush my teeth twice a d?

Brushing not enough: Brushing alone will not create a healthy oral environment. Halitosis may be caused by GERD, medications, diet, failure to clean between teeth, need to dislodge material from top of tongue, infected tonsils/adenoids/sinuses, metabolic disorders, etc. Please, you need a full work-up by BOTH your General Dentist and your General Physician. ...Read more

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I have vcd with laryngospasms, strong smells trigger it. Now I have a floppy epiglottis that makes a gobbling sound when i breath. Any idea why?

I have vcd with laryngospasms, strong smells trigger it. Now I have a floppy epiglottis that makes a gobbling sound when i breath.  Any idea why?

Don't overthink it: If you know the above you've had very good laryngeal exams. There is nothing seriously wrong with your epiglottis. If something worsens, go back to your ent. Continue your acid reducer, likely omeprazole. It can take months for it to have its final effects. It may help to get allergy shots to reduce any irritation of your airway. Speech therapy could be very helpful. ...Read more

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My 9mos old daughter got her last hep booster and flu shot at her appointment this morning. Now her breath smells bad/funny/off. Should i be concerned?

My 9mos old daughter got her last hep booster and flu shot at her appointment this morning. Now her breath smells bad/funny/off. Should i be concerned?

Sometimes: Sometimes after shots the immune system is stimulated and this can happen. Is your daughter eating and drinking normally? Make sure she is not dehydrated. If she is generally acting normally and there are no other symptoms, then don't worry, just keep an eye on her. And clean her teeth with a soft toothbrush. ...Read more

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I have had bad breath 4 years, but have never been able 2 smell it. Others reactions made me aware of it. I can now smell a foul order when I breathe?

I have had bad breath 4 years, but have never been able 2 smell it. Others reactions made me aware of it.  I can now smell a foul order when I breathe?

Bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other systemic health problems. Also, the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I can't smell anything for 7 days now . And I can't breathe well through my nose I tried flue tab it didn't work. What should I take?

Hi, I can't smell anything for 7 days now . And I can't breathe well through my nose I tried flue tab it didn't work. What should I take?

Xlear ; Zinc: Hopefully this is temporary. A natural nose spray called xlear (pronounced clear) may help. If your smell continues to be an issue get your doc to check your zinc level. When that's low it can inhibit smelling. ...Read more

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Heey doc, ivee been having this chronic bad breath for the pass 3 years now. People could smell me from close doors and feets away. I tried everything?

Heey doc, ivee been having this chronic bad breath for the pass 3 years now. People could smell me from close doors and feets away. I tried everything?

Determine the cause: Once the cause of your bad breath is determined, you can address the factors and treat your halitosis Diet, sinus infection, decayed teeth, periodontal disease, and acid reflux are a few of the most common causes. Start with your dentist... get a thorough exam and a professional cleaning; have all decayed teeth restored. If problem persists, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction now I have bad breath odour something around the extraction? Site like a white colour think it's food could this be cause of smell?

Tooth extraction now I have bad breath odour something around the extraction? Site like a white colour think it's food could this be cause of smell?

Could be infection: None of what you're describing sounds uncommon; it could be something very simple that you will solve with normal healing and good oral hygiene. However, you could have an infection and should speak with your surgeon right away. This is LOTS easier and safer to address sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I get constipated a lot and eat healthy food but nothing happens. A now you can smell it on my breath! What can I do?

I get constipated a lot and eat healthy food but nothing happens. A now you can smell it on my breath! What can I do?

See your doctor: You don't mention whether you drink much water, but this is necessary for good bowel function as well. If you have been eating a healthy diet plus drinking at least 8 glasses of water/day & still have constipation, please see your doctor. You could be having side effects from medications or other conditions that need treatment. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but I can breathe through my nose now. Still, can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?

Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but I can breathe through my nose now.  Still, can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?

Smell Gone - Back?: The sense of smell often worsens after anything that causes stuffy nose -- a head cold, allergy flare up, or a severe irritant like smoke ingestion.

The sense of smell should improve when your nose returns to baseline congestion. If it has not, suspect a viral infection such as influenza or parainfluenza. Go see an ENT to have your nose examined and get treatment. ...Read more

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My bowels always been irregular, now more constipated. When I do go it's a huge effort with little result and the smell is like mothballs. Sorry. Ta?

My bowels always been irregular, now more constipated.  When I do go it's a huge effort with little result and the smell is like mothballs. Sorry.  Ta?

Bowel habit change: First, as you know, any change in bowel habits is a trigger for cancer screening, probably with colonoscopy, in a 51-year old (if it is due). Then continue with your usual constipation management: WATER, high fiber (bran, brown rice, whole wheat) diet, & daily exercise. The mothball smell is probably ammonia the result of dieting associated negative nitrogen balance and/or altered bowel flora. ...Read more

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2 year old with multiple small, grainy stools a day. Strains to get them out. Takes probiotics daily. Mothball smell to stool for 3 weeks now. Why?

2 year old with multiple small, grainy stools a day. Strains to get them out. Takes probiotics daily. Mothball smell to stool for 3 weeks now. Why?

Explanation : Probiotics should be taking with meal for 3-4 weeks. More fluids and variety of food, what is not easy with 2 years old. It's may happen after some illness and antibiotics treatment, or even without. This is good sign that stool still on the daily basis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My toddlers breath smells like sick, but he is behaving and eating normally. Is there anything wrong with him or is this normal?

My toddlers breath smells like sick, but he is behaving and eating normally. Is there anything wrong with him or is this normal?

Ok: Toddlers typically have sweet breath. Bad breath in this age is unusual. I worry about things like dental disease, tonsils or sinus disease. Kids don't have much in the way of sinuses but they do have some. I've even had patients with bad breath who had a bead and a bean stuck in the nose unknown to the parent. Chronic colds and dental disease are the most common reasons in my experience. ...Read more

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Why is it when I kiss someone my breath smells like theirs for months afterward?

Halitosis/Bad Breath: It has been recommended that there is an enhange of bacteria when kissing someone. If that individual has halitosis or "bad breath", it is reasonable to assume a transfer of this bacteria. It is recommended to see a dentist to have this evaluated if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have heard of breath smelling like poo, but my poo smells like bad, dry breath. What could this be?

I have heard of breath smelling like poo, but my poo smells like bad, dry breath. What could this be?

Registered Dietitian: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is the best solution for your problem. They are the food and nutrition experts. The well-developed a personalized nutrition plan with balanced diet, lots of water and you'll find that your poo will have little to no smell. Good luck ...Read more

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My 3 month sons breath smells like feces. Should I be concerned??

Fecal breath: I certainly would have your child checked out by your doctor or a pediatric gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Why is it that my husband's breath smells like poop?

Gum infection: It is quite possible that your husband has gingivitis or periodontitis. I would recommend a consultation with a dentist or periodontist. If his gums and supporting structures of the teeth are healthy, one might consider seeing a physician to rule out gastric, adenoid or respiratory issues. ...Read more

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My wife noticed that my breath started smelling like mothballs or musty ... What could cause this?

My wife noticed that my breath started smelling like mothballs or musty ... What could cause this?

Halitosis: Unpleasant mouth smell is called halitosis. Unfortunately, there is no good explanation for that. Bad teeth, throat infections, acid reflux, diverticula (pouch like lesions in the esophagus associated with food retention) have been associated with halitosis but no definite relationship found. If any of the above relate to you, then you may try to focus on eliminating those. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breath smells like eggs?

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. ...Read more

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How do I treat fruity breath... It smells like urine?

How do I treat fruity breath... It smells like urine?

See doctor: Sweet/fruity breath can be a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. See your fp to be checked, especially if u r thirsty a lot, hungry frequently, urinate often, heal slowly. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls?

What does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls?

Plaque bacteria: Most bad breath comes from bacteria in your mouth. Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? You need to brush your teeth, floss and clean your tongue, and see a dentist regularly. Periodontal disease will cause bad breath. If your mouth is clean and healthy then see md. Medical causes could be diabetes, acid reflux, gerd, allergies, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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My baby breath smells like vinegar. What does this indicate?

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. ...Read more

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My 9 year olds breath smells like urine. What could this mean?

My 9 year olds breath smells like urine.  What could this mean?

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 must have blood test done to check kidney function. Uremia causes such body odor. ...Read more

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My 4yr old son has been eating alot more lately and today his breath smells like onions to me. What could cause it.

Gas: As we eat more foods sometimes the combos can produce different odors from gas Also makes sure you brush teeth regularly ...Read more

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My breath smells like its fruity, is there any way I could clean my esophagus?

My breath smells like its fruity, is there any way I could clean my esophagus?

Not from esophagus : It could be a metobolic byproduct or from the mouth / sinuses. But it is not from the esophagus or stomach. ...Read more