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breath that smells like death
amynewell posted:
my 5 year old sister has had really bad breath for days. it wont go away no matter what we do. it smells like a dead rat or something. what could be causing this??
teeny79 responded:
A really bad cold or sinus infection will do this and it is the most disgusting breath that there is. Does your sister brush and floss? I make my kids floss and then brush with mint paste and then use rinse when their breath gets really bad and that helps. You could also give her something for that cold or sinus infection like a decongestant with antihistamine it will help things drain better and could help get rid of the bad breath.
Dr__Parker responded:
Is she sick? It could be infected tonsils or a throat or mouth infection. If it persists have her pedi take a look to rule out a medical cause.
amynewell responded:
she does have a cold.. lots of snotty noses!!

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