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Can a chest infection give you stinky breath?

(6 Posts)
devonsmummy Thu 25-Oct-12 23:32:46

DD 3yrs has had a cough for about a week & has got rather smelly breath now.
Could it be a chest infection?

devonsmummy Thu 25-Oct-12 23:53:09

Wondering if I need to set the alarm extra early to take her to the docs?

Pancakeflipper Thu 25-Oct-12 23:55:28

Yes, illness in general can give you stinky breath. I would just check it out in case it's now a chest infection.

Pancakeflipper Thu 25-Oct-12 23:58:22

And I forgot to say tonsillitis.. Stinky breath.

Elec Thu 25-Oct-12 23:59:33

Yes it could very well be a chest infection, smelly breath can be a sign of it, even without other symptoms such as temperature. Go to docs they will listen to chest then you will know for sure.

GreyTS Fri 26-Oct-12 00:11:57

Could be a sinus infection or tonsilitis so would be worth a visit to the doctor especially with a persistent cough. Smelly breath is generally a sign of infection.

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