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How long does bad breath associated with cold sores last?

How long does bad breath associated with cold sores last?

No relation: If you think your breath is bad it is probably because your oral hygiene is not adequate where the cold sores are located because of the discomfort cleaning in that area. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How long does bad breath associated with common cold last?

7-10 days: The common cold lasts 7-10 days so if this actually caused your bad breath then it should disappear when your cold disappears. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since i gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since i gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

GEt it checked now: It may be a simple and harmless tremor from muscle fatigue or normal movement, or a side effect from the syrup, or even something serious like a seizure. Ventolin syrup can have tremor as a side effect - it works a bit like caffeine. But just in case, i would stop the ventolin and have your baby checked right away if the tremor is continuing or if there is other trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Grey sputum from lungs(after a 10 day bout of chest cold) since one year plus funny taste and bad breath. X ray and sputum test normal . Pl advise?

Grey sputum from lungs(after a 10 day bout of chest cold) since one year plus funny taste and bad breath. X ray and sputum test normal . Pl advise?

1 year?: If it's been going in for a year, you need a TB blood test and/or current chest xray. You may have a sinus infection which could also cause chronic symptoms such as yours. If TB is excluded, I would consider 4-6 weeks of clindamycin or amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the USA), or metronidazole or a macrolide such as azithromycin or clarithromycin. ...Read more

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My 18 month d baby has a white coating on his tounge and bad breath he has had s viral infection with a cough and cold what could this be ?

My 18 month d baby has a white coating on his tounge and bad breath he has had s viral infection with a cough and cold what could this be ?

Thrush: He may have thrush or a yeast infection from the description of the white coating. The odor to his breath may reflect a throat infection. Have him examined to confirm a diagnosis and have him treated. All the best. ...Read more

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Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.

Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.

Need evaluation: See your Dentist to rule out oral diseases. Then next step is to see your Physician. You may have one of a number of infections or a systemic disease. Please call for appointment. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...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