Top 19 Doctor insights on: Why does my breath smell like vomit

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My 2 year olds breath smells like vomit all the time, what could be causing this?

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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My 3 yr old is constantly having reflux anything he eats or drinks comes up, his breath always smells sour almost like vomit, everyday all day?

My 3 yr old is constantly having reflux anything he eats or drinks comes up, his breath always smells sour almost like vomit, everyday all day?

Reflux: Try your child on small frequent meals. Keep him in a ditting position after eating for 1/2 hour. He also should be on a p.P.I such as previcid or Prilosec or others. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter has really bad breath and her sweat smells like vomit, for years. Help?

My 14 year old daughter has really bad breath and her sweat smells like vomit, for years. Help?

A visit to the: Dentist and pediatrician I'm assuming have already been done. Good hygiene (oral and overall) are obviously paramount. With that said there is a dental rinse called smart mouth available otc that I have had patients report really helps. Make sure the brushing of the teeth and tongue is happening at least 2x/day for at lest 2 minutes each time. A tongue brush system by tung is also very good. ...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?

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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Why does my breath smell like poo? My dental hygein is good.

Why does my breath smell like poo? My dental hygein is good.

Go betond teeth: Our breath is influenced by factors beyond the teeth. When you brush your teeth, also brush the top of your tongue. Go as far back as you can with the brush. When it starts to gag you, breathe deeply through your nose. Also, gargle with hot salt water and peroxide...Add some mouthwash to improve the flavor. You might also add half of a teaspoon of laundry bleach to hot water-then gargle and spit. ...Read more

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Why would my breath smell like throw up?

Why would my breath smell like throw up?

Bad breath: Halitosis or fetor oris can be caused by many problems in the oral cavity such as periodontal pockets or tongue papilla that harbor microorganisms that cause bad breath. Sometimes severe bad breath can be caused by a systemic disease such as diabetes mellitus or liver impairment. To determine the exact cause, visit your doctor, then your dentist. Maintain good oral hygiene. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my breath smell even after brushing?

Why does my breath smell even after brushing?

Check your tonsils: How often do you brush your teeth?
Do you brush your tongue and brush in a circular fashion?
When was your last dental visit?
Do you floss? ...Read more

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Why does my breath smell different depending on where I sleep?

Why does my breath smell different depending on where I sleep?

Hard to say: It could be diet (what you ate that evening) or the air flow in the room (does the room have enough ventilation?). Do you sleep with your face covered? I would monitor the above and see if you notice any changes. ...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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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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What could make my 7 month old baby's breath smell like iodine?

What could make my 7 month old baby's breath smell like iodine?

Something serious?!: Babies don't usually have the "bad breath" more common in older children / adults do! Some organic acid disorders/ metabolic disorders may present this way! Other disorders intestinal tract, eg. Malabsorption, enzyme, enzyme deficiency may be the culprit! Please have your pediatrican look into it... Regards! ...Read more

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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