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

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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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 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 3 month old babys breath smells like urine what could this be? he has cmpa and is on nutramigen allergy milk

My  3 month old babys breath smells like urine what could this be? he has cmpa and is on nutramigen allergy milk

Bad breath: Not to be an alarmist, but bring the issue to your pediatrician's attention. Kidney problems can allow the build-up of chemical and those can cause the breath to smell like urine. ...Read more

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My breath smells like urine, why?never had this before & i have great dental hygiene (Have suprapubic catheter due to fowlers syndrome if relevant)

My breath smells like urine, why?never had this before & i have great dental hygiene
(Have suprapubic catheter due to fowlers syndrome if relevant)

Halitosis: 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 your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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My urine smells like rotten eggs and sulphur. My sweat & my breath smells the same. Ppl say my breath smells like metal. no uti, diabetes, or STD. ?

My urine smells like rotten eggs and sulphur. My sweat & my breath smells the same. Ppl say my breath smells like metal. no uti, diabetes, or STD. ?

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" smell. This can represent an infection. Do a home urine dipstick test on your urine. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has a mild fever, compared to yesterday's high fever. He isn't vomiting and his urine output is fine. His breath smells funny, sour ?

My 3 yr old son has a mild fever, compared to yesterday's high fever. He isn't vomiting and his urine output is fine. His breath smells funny, sour ?

Mouth odor: Make sure that you are brushing your son's teeth even though he is sick. It is important to keep him hydrated and well nourished. The bad breath may be related to his illness and should improve when he does. However if it does not improve, then see a dentist and get his mouth checked. ...Read more

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Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

What do you do?: Body odor is caused either by something you eat or from bacterial breakdown such is axilla or other locations. Are you eating something such as garlic or other types of food that comes through your pores. Do you use deodorant or bathe at least once per day? These are routine suggestions. ...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 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

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I have acid reflux frequently. Lately I suspect it's the cause of why my wife says my breath "smells like salami". Should I be concerned?

I have acid reflux frequently. Lately I suspect it's the cause of why my wife says my breath "smells like salami". Should I be concerned?

Reflux, GERD: Due to the adage "Happy wife, happy life," if your wife doesn't like salami there is cause for concern. However, more important is that about 10% of patients with frequent heartburn develop Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition. Most often it occurs in middle aged white men, but anyone can get it. You should see your doctor to see what treatments or tests (endoscopy) might be needed. ...Read more

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

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 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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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

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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 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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My breath smells like fish and it's only getting worse. I also frequently get tonsillitis.

See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. 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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I have been having a foul smelling and bitter phlegm for the past one week. It is hard to even smell my own breath. Smells like a dead animal. help!!

Infection: Foul smelling and bad tasting phlegm is likely a sign of an infection of the sinuses or lungs. Time for a visit to your primary care physician! ...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?

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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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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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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