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mommyoftwo27 posted:
my 17 month old son has a really bad case of bad breath,it smells like a sour-bitter smell,any ideas on what could be causing it.
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi mommyfotwo27!

Here is a great WebMD Answers to your question, which states that while bad breath in adults may be a sign of something serious, in kids "halitosis is hardly ever connected with anything that serious." And "most bad breath in children comes either from the mouth itself or from the nasal cavity."

The most common causes are poor dental hygiene, tooth decay, sinusitis, pharyngitis (a throat infection), seasonal allergies or a foreign object that the child put in his/her nose.

Check out the Answers info on the best things to do!

Best of luck and keep us posted!
Amelia
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