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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?

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

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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4yr old son has fever, low energy, white tongue w/ abnormal bad breath. Doesn't complain about anything hurting. Is this just a virus?

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

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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?

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?

Brush tongue: The tongue should be brushed along with the teeth when performing oral hygiene, to help control bad breath. Also, the toothbrush bristles should be directed towards the gums when brushing to remove plaque under the gums that can contribute to bad breath. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Pharyngitis likely: Of course, can't rule out STD without examination, but from what you describe it sounds less likely than a simple pharyngitis (rule out strep here). ...Read more

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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?

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

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My toddler's top front gums are sore and he has bad breath in the morning. What can I do?

My toddler's top front gums are sore and he has bad breath in the morning. What can I do?

See a dentist: How is his oral hygiene? Has he or she been to a dentist? The sore gums could be due to the front teeth still erupting or cavities. The bad breath could be due to cavities or not brushing the tongue. See a dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated.?

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

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Toddler has high temp, night sweats, bad breath, bleeding gums, blisters on tongue, swollen lymph nodes in neck, loss of appetite. Enlarged adenoids?

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

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I was wondering what are some reasons for atrociously bad breath in a child?

I was wondering what are some reasons for atrociously bad breath in a child?

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

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Bad breath since I was a child, what to do?

Bad breath since I was a child, what to do?

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

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My 8 yr old child has severe bad breath and we've tried everything we can think of - he's had it for years.?

My 8 yr old child has severe bad breath and we've tried everything we can think of - he's had it for years.?

Could be tonsils: If you tried good dental hygiene, gargling, tongue brushing, then the tonsils could harbor bacteria. See an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath in a child who has healthy teeth?

What causes bad breath in a child who has healthy teeth?

Age, hygiene, diet: Age, diet, and hygiene are major factors in some sources of bad breath. Sinus issues can cause malodor. The usual source is improper or infrequent brushing and flossing. The parent should supervise or even intervene if the child is non compliant. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

What can cause bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Poor hygiene?: Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by plague or bacterial coating on teeth or gums, digestive problems, diet, or some systemic conditions can cause this. Have your dentist examine your child. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a reason why a child can have bad breath?

Please let me know if there is a reason why a child can have bad breath?

Child's bad breath: Child's bad breath could be caused by sinusitis, post nasal drip, GI problems, inadequate oral hygiene, candidiasis and a host of other conditions. See a pedodontist and pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

What are the possible reasons behind bad breath in a 13 month old child?

Vague: That is a tough question to answer without having some sort of history. Health of child, breathing issues, formula. I would call you pediatrician or dr. Asap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Child's bad breath: It could be a post nasal drip or GI issue among other things. While your child may not have any cavities, his\her oral hygiene may be lacking. First check it out with your dentist, and if necessary a pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I cure bad breath?

How can I cure bad breath?

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

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How do I treat bad breath?

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

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How to cure bad breath problem.?

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

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What can l do for my bad breath?

What can l do for my bad breath?

causes of breath: Bad breath may be caused by infection, periodontal disease or post nasal drip. First a professional should diagnose your problem and then an appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Does cloysis work for bad breath?

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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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