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Toddler Bad Breath And Fever
I'm not sure if I have strep because I don't have a fever and only white spots on just the left tonsil and not to bad of bad breath im 20 yrs?
Modified Centor scor: No one can look at you w/100% confidence & determine whether or not you have strep throat. That's where rapid strep test or throat culture comes in handy. But even that takes time & money. So we often use modified Centor score (http://www. Mdcalc. Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/) to determine your risk for Strep throat. Most sore throats are viral & won't respond to antibiotics. ...Read more
Bad breath, rash in body, drooling too much, fever, irritated, restlesness, not much appetite, teething in my 14 month old why? Concerned about rash
4yr old son has fever, low energy, white tongue w/ abnormal bad breath. Doesn't complain about anything hurting. Is this just a virus?
Could be: Viral illnesses are common in childhood. A whitish tongue is often more a reflection of not eating than anything else. If viral it can involve many vague symptoms over several areas of the body. As long as the kid keeps up with his fluid needs you can monitor the issue. If the pattern becomes more worrisome, he can always get in & be evaluated. ...Read more
My 3 year- old son has a bad breath. But he brushes his teeth 3x a day. He said his head is aching but no fever. Why does he have a bad breath?
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.
My 5 year old has been running a fever suddenly of 101-102, no energy, and bad breath. No redness of throat and no congestion.
Rest, fluids and...: Fever is how our body fights infection. It is most likely that she has a viral infection. Antibiotics won't help and medicine like Tylenol (acetaminophen) will sabotage her immune system and prolong her illness; OK to give that if she feels miserable but best to let it run its course. She should rest and have lots of fluids. Avoid sweets. Chicken soup and vitamin C may help. See Dr. If not better in a few days. ...Read more
My 2 year old daughter has swollen gums, fever and bad breath for the last 4 days. We are travelling and we found a pediatrician who prescribed acyclovir sandoz. Should we give it?
Virus or yeast: Either she has oral thrush which is simply a yeast infection, or likely with presence of a fever it is most likely be an oral primary herpetic gingivostomatitis (oral herpes virus). This is very common.. Often it is subclinical. It should run its course in a few days. An oral thrush is treated with topical nystatin. Whereas the oral herpes can be aided by the aciclovir if is given early. ...Read more
HI, have sore throat with white little spot on the back on my throat. Had protected sex a month ago. No fever and bad breath. This mean any s t d?
My 17 months baby has bad breath all time and his stomach is a bit inflated with runny nose and slight fever and he's refusing to eat any solid food.
Needs evaluation: You should take your baby to the doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
My daughter has a fever, white spots on her tonsils bad breath a very itchy rash everywhere but worse on the soles of her feet and hands what is this?
See your doctor: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat may be an indication that your daughter has strep throat. It's caused by group a strep. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and evaluation. ...Read more
3yro w yellow spots on swollen tonsils, no fever, no other cold or flu symptoms, extremely really bad breath, dry lips, if its strep how urgent?
Strep: I would say urgent. Untreated strep can cause more serious problems that most people would not want to visit. ...Read more
I have something in my throat, that looks like a small teeth. Is it for thyroid infection or tonsils infection or something else? I am 32 years old. My weight is 35 kg. I have no pain in my throat, no bad breath, no fever, no tiredness and headache, but w
Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated.?
Fermentation: The longer stool stays in the large intestine, the more time bacteria have to make products of fermentation (methane, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide.) Encourage your toddler to eat more fiber. Fresh fruit are good sources that toddlers generally like. Also probiotics like active culture yogurt and Activia may help. Consult your pediatrician about other treatment for constipation. ...Read more
Toddler has high temp, night sweats, bad breath, bleeding gums, blisters on tongue, swollen lymph nodes in neck, loss of appetite. Enlarged adenoids?
Gingivostomatitis: The different diagnosis with this constellation is varied. Bacterial verses viral. The blisters on the tongue point to a viral cause. Recommend seeing your pediatrician for assessment especially as blisters can be quite painful babies often will refuse to drink and can get dehydrated. ...Read more
Many options: Bad oral hygiene (not regularly brushing/flossing) can be a factor, but there are other reasons, particularly acid reflux (especially if there is also nighttime cough, lots of post nasal drip, throat clearing) or certain sinus issues can also play a role. I have had some success in kids going on a dairy free diet trial for this as well. Probably best to ask your child's dentist and doctor. ...Read more
Depends: It depends upon the cause. The most common is from the mouth and there are mouth rinses and tongue scrappers that work well. Talk with you dentist 1st... And if there is no change, see your physician to rule out a systemic or GI problem. ...Read more
My 8 yr old child has severe bad breath and we've tried everything we can think of - he's had it for years.?
I know why bad breath occurs after a tonsellectomy, but is there anything that can be done to help treat it for a 9 year old child?
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, cavities, acid reflux, and diet. Address all of these possibilities with your child's dentist and physician, and I'm confident that their problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more
See your dentist: See your dentist. Have the dentist rule out decay and periodontal disease. Have enhanced hygiene-- brushing at a forty five degree angle between the tooth and the gingiva, flossing correctly, using a tongue scraper and possibly a prescribed rinse. If the etiology is not determined to be dental, a MD consult may be needed. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: Most bad breath is due to crud on the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, and you are not eating anything like onions or garlic, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system. ...Read more
Find cause: Chronic sinus problems, dental or gum disease, gastric emptying problms are all potential causes. If your dentist have given you a clean bill of oral health, and you are on no medications which can cause salivary gland decrease, you may wabt to see your doctor. Good oral hygiene is imperative, teeth, gums, flossing, and tongue should all be cleansed frequently. ...Read more
Yes, Usually: Closys is very good for bad breath, if the bad breath is coming from your mouth or throat. However, if the bad breath is coming from an oral disease or infection, mouthwash will not help. Likewise, if the bad breath is coming from farther down your throat or a stomach/intestinal issue, a mouthwash won't help very much. So, try it and see. If it doesn't help, you should see a dentist for help. ...Read more