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

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

Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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What can I do to get rid of breath smells like feces?

What can I do to get rid of breath smells like feces?

Determine cause: Once the cause of your halitosis is determined, you can treat it. It is related to your teeth, your diet, acid reflux, sinus problems.. Hard to tell over the internet. It would be best to consult with a local dentist and physician to rule out any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. When I have a bowel movement, my breath smells like feces for the remainder of the day/night. Brushing, flossing/roof/tongue no help.

Hi Dr.  When I have a bowel movement, my breath smells like feces for the remainder of the day/night.  Brushing, flossing/roof/tongue no help.

Dental visit : You should consider being seen by a dentist and investigating your teeth to make sure that's not the primary source. Acid reflux may also cause bad breath. But bad breath typically is not related to bowel movements. ...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?

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 bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?

I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?

Bad breath: Many things can contribute to bad breath. It usually helps to brush the roof of the mouth and tongue. Better yet is to get a tounge scraper to clean the surface of the tongue, where lots of bacteria tend to accumulate. Patients with gum disease often have oral malodor. ...Read more

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Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene.And i started belching a lot, maybe cause i had beans last night, but i pooped it out, still burping?

Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene.And i started belching a lot, maybe cause i had beans last night, but i pooped it out, still burping?

GI issues: First you should go to doctors for definitive diagnosis. The issues you could be halitosis or possible GI issues like reflux and other pathologies. Your doctor can find cause and treat. ...Read more

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Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Alcohol Dependence: I understand your distress. Let Wise Woman within you ask: •How long is your use of Alcohol? •Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances? •Drugs or gambling Addictions? •How deep is your desire to decreasing Alcohol; and reasons for it? See a Psychiatrist for •Therapy to understand use of Alcohol, •to learn coping skills to deal with stresses •Attend AA Meetings Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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Breath smells like faeces.

Breath smells like faeces.

Several conditions: Several conditions in the mouth can cause halitosis (bad breath), such as gum disease, dental infections, poor dental hygiene, tonsil infections, multiple oral ulcers, etc... In children (or sometimes adults), if constipation is severe, the stool can be backed up so far that there are fecal odors coming out the mouth... so an exam is needed to see what is going on. ...Read more

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My sons breath smells like poo?

My sons breath smells like poo?

Bad breath: There are so many questions we would need to ask and many possible causes. Therefore I suggest you start with a visit to the dentist for an exam. If necessary your dentist may suggest a medical evaluation as well. ...Read more

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Does it mean I have diabetes if my breath smells like urine?

Does it mean I have diabetes if my breath smells like urine?

Possible: It's possible but this is not a reliable way to diagnose diabetes. I recommend seeing your doctor and get a blood test done to figure this out the correct way. ...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

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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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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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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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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 8 yr old daughters breath smells like urine. What could this mean?

Needs evaluation: It means that something's out of balance. Start with Dentist to evaluate for infection. Then see Physician to evaluate for systemic problem. Please call now. ...Read more

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My 2 year olds breath smells like vomit all the time, what could be causing this?

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 allergy and produces mucus in his nose, it could drip to the back of the throat and cause the breath to be foul. Take him to the doctor to have this sorted out. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more