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Does strep throat cause bad breath?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It Can

One of the classic signs of strep throat is small pus-filled blisters in the throat.
Not only do these blisters sometimes smell bad, but it's also difficult to keep that area clean when it's sore and raw. In fact, keeping your mouth and teeth clean when you have a sore throat is also quite difficult and uncomfortable, so there's another potential cause of bad breath.

In brief: It Can

One of the classic signs of strep throat is small pus-filled blisters in the throat.
Not only do these blisters sometimes smell bad, but it's also difficult to keep that area clean when it's sore and raw. In fact, keeping your mouth and teeth clean when you have a sore throat is also quite difficult and uncomfortable, so there's another potential cause of bad breath.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It happens

Strep throat causes several things to happen that can lead to bad breath.
The infectious debris can produce significant odor, and the mechanical action of eating well may be lost while the patient doesn't feel well enough to eat.That feeding strips the debris off the back of the throat and helps reduce odors.Gargling with salt water can help strip the debris while the appetite is poor.

In brief: It happens

Strep throat causes several things to happen that can lead to bad breath.
The infectious debris can produce significant odor, and the mechanical action of eating well may be lost while the patient doesn't feel well enough to eat.That feeding strips the debris off the back of the throat and helps reduce odors.Gargling with salt water can help strip the debris while the appetite is poor.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Stanley Halpern
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Yes, it can

Strep throat is caused by streptococcal bacteria.
That can cause bad breath and a very tender throat, especially when swallowing.

In brief: Yes, it can

Strep throat is caused by streptococcal bacteria.
That can cause bad breath and a very tender throat, especially when swallowing.
Dr. Stanley Halpern
Dr. Stanley Halpern
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