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Hi, my 6 year- old has a fever of 37.9 and has a cough and bad breath. She has said her lower tummy is sore. She has digeorge syndrome, asd, and vsd.

Hi, my 6 year- old has a fever of 37.9 and has a cough and bad breath. She has said her lower tummy is sore. She has digeorge syndrome, asd, and vsd.

See your MD: I would have her evaluated by her doctor- common illnesses such as strep throat can present with feve, r stomach ach, e and bad breath but it is important to have her evaluated by a doctor to diagnose her. Patients with digeorge often have compromised immune systems. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Wisdom tooth: Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it's on one side, teeth will often refer pain to the ear and an infection can cause bad breath.

Based on just the information provided I'd look toward a lower tooth in the back of the mouth as a possible cause. ...Read more

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My 3yo great-nephew has an occasional cough, bad breath and his temperature is high a lot of times when I check it. Maybe no connection. Should I wory?

My 3yo great-nephew has an occasional cough, bad breath and his temperature is high a lot of times when I check it. Maybe no connection. Should I wory?

Maybe: Cough, fever and bad breath in toddlers are common signs of a cold or possibly a sinus infection. If it's just a cold, it should go away by itself with 5-7 days of supportive care; if it lasts longer, he should be seen by a doctor. Preschool aged children typically get 4-6 colds per winter season, sometimes more and this can be normal. You can always ask his mom whether they've seen a doctor. ...Read more

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The symptoms that I have now is ear pressure, cough, bad breath, and sore throat. What exactly is this and how come I'm not getting better?

The symptoms that I have now is ear pressure, cough, bad breath, and sore throat. What exactly is this and how come I'm not getting better?

Can't make diagnosis: With this info. Sounds like an upper respiratory infection that could be viral or bacterial. Don't know how long you have had it. If you have been sick for a while and it is not improving — would encourage medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I am having salty cough some time little blood with cough, also evening I feel bad breath, I went Doctor he said nothing I need your help badly please?

I am having salty cough some time little blood with cough, also evening I feel bad breath, I went Doctor he said nothing I need your help badly please?

Cough: If this cough followed a simple viral headcold it may only be mild involvement of the trachea(windpipe) and should resolve in a few days without any specific treatment. If it persists longer, and especially if it isn't part of a simple headcold, further investigation is advisable including a chest X-Ray and a careful nose and throat examination in view of the occasional coughing of blood ...Read more

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Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing

Why my 6 months old baby cough when she eats a baby food? And why she has a bad breath? And when she drink her milk you can hear some wheezing

Pediatrician: Solid foods (pureed) should not be introduced until 6 months of age. The wheezing can be related to mucous or food allergy- I suggest a pediatric evaluation and go very slowly with solids. ...Read more

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I'm also experiencing a taste of bad breath along with cough. Could ear infection be causing these symptoms?

I'm also experiencing a taste of bad breath along with cough. Could ear infection be causing these symptoms?

Seasonal flu : Is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...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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My son has cough for 3days now he complains of tummy pain on and off as well he pees a lot with runny nose and has bad breath any advice? His 5yrs

My son has cough for 3days now he complains of tummy pain on and off as well he pees a lot with runny nose and has bad breath any advice? His 5yrs

Sinus infection?: Sinus infection and tonsillitis are often linked to bad breath. Sinus infection can also cause a cough but not usually a tummy ache. As for peeing a lot, this appears to be a separate issue. Check with your doctor. ...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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Have got bad cold. Just started coughing really bad can't breathe also very bad pressure on my chest also chills fever. Painful. Should I be worried?

Have got bad cold. Just started coughing really bad can't breathe also very bad pressure on my chest also chills fever. Painful. Should I be worried?

Pneumonia: You bet. Go and get seen ASAP. Anyone with chest pain, fever, shortness of breath and pressure sensation of the chest may very well have pneumonia. Go to an ER now. Hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

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Small stinky debris come flying through my mouth while coughing and brushing which smell really bad and I had bad breath. How to get rid of this.

Small stinky debris come flying through my mouth while coughing and brushing which smell really bad and I had bad breath. How to get rid of this.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by several things. One, is tooth bacteria, but your tounge has crypts that have bacteria as well. Tonsils, and acid reflux can also cause bad breath. Brushing your tounge and watching what you eat can be helpfull. Speak to your dentist and maybe a physician if you suspect reflux. ...Read more

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About bad breath?

About bad breath?

Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) Voila, no more bad breath! ...Read more

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What cause bad breath?

Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read more

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Bad breath howvto cure?

Bad breath howvto cure?

Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. You really can't "cure" bad breath although you can prevent or treat it. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See a dentist (and\or a physician) for help and guidance. ...Read more

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How to remove bad breath?

Bad breath : Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue every day. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more

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What's good for bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Good oral hygeine is the key. Brush, floss, mouthwash, dentitst. ...Read more

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What usually causes bad breath?

What usually causes bad breath?

Bad Breath: There is a whole host of causes of bad breath, both medical and dental. Visit this site for more information:

http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes chronic bad breath?

What causes chronic bad breath?

Gum disease for one : Tonsillar stones are one of the most common causes of chronic bad breath. Periodontal disease is another. Also, a decayed tooth, or gastric reflux as well. Don't over use mouth rinses to hide oral odors, rather see a dentist or ENT to rule out some of these issues. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath?

Many causes: Bad breath can be caused by various conditions. Food which begins breakdown in the mouth eventually is broken down enters the bloodstream carried to your lungs and finally given off in your breath. Poor oral hygiene leading to gum disease adds to halitosis. Smoking and tobacco chewing can cause it as well. Finally, medical conditions such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease can cause halitosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have bad breath?

What to do if I may have bad breath?

Many things..: But you first need to determine the cause. Is it dental, diet, gastrointestinal, sinus in nature? You need to first have a dentist examine your teeth and gums for any cavities and periodontal disease. After those items are addressed, you can see a gastroenterologist in regard to acid reflux and your diet. Hope this info helps get your social life back on track... ...Read more

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I have a bad breath, what should I do?

I have a bad breath, what should I do?

Determine the cause: Halitosis can be caused by so many factors, including but not limited to gum disease, cavities, acid reflux, sinus infection, diet, and tonsil stones. Once the cause is determined, a corrective course of treatment can be recommended. See your PCP and dentist. ...Read more

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What should you eat that causes bad breath?

What should you eat that causes bad breath?

Dairy products: Dairy products can cause bad breath and many other things eg onions or garlic. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the cause of bad breath?

Please advise what is the cause of bad breath?

Common causes: Your diet, the condition of your teeth and gums (cavities ; periodontitis), acid reflux, and sinus infections, just to name a few. Have your dentist take a look first, then consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a way to completely eliminate bad breath?

Good mouthwash. : You need something that breaks down the volatile sulphur compounds in your mouth. Try breathdr mouthwash. ...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