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Smelly Breath

(12 Posts)
Spoo Fri 15-Jul-05 13:49:57

I hate to say it but my 5mnth DS has smelly breath. Is this a sign of anything? Should I brush his tooth? (He only has one!)

GetMakosiorVanessaorOrlaithOut Fri 15-Jul-05 13:51:03

My ds3 did too at around that age. Don't know what it was all about - he's fine now and has been for a while (10.5 months).

It can be a sign of throat infection but it's probably not that.

tiffini Fri 15-Jul-05 13:52:16

yes you should brush his tooth (no need to use toothpaste at this stage) the smell is probably stale milk, try giving him a little water after his milk.

GetMakosiorVanessaorOrlaithOut Fri 15-Jul-05 13:52:54

I've always brushed teeth too - right from the first one. he still had smelly breath though!

Lonelymum Fri 15-Jul-05 13:53:28

You should definitely brush his tooth if he has one, but smelly breath can often be caused by too little to drink. Try giving him some more water.

ScrewballMuppet Fri 15-Jul-05 13:53:43

Bad breath can be a sign if they are sickening for something are his glands up in his neck?

swiperfox Fri 15-Jul-05 13:55:49

has he got any signs of thrush on his tongue? (will be white at the back of his tongue)

Spoo Fri 15-Jul-05 13:55:59

Just woke him up by prodding his neck. No his glands aren't up but he has a bit of diarreah. _ Seems happy enough though. Gone back to sleep now!

Lonelymum Fri 15-Jul-05 13:57:17

Definitely up the fluids then if he has diarrhoea.

MamaMaiasaura Fri 15-Jul-05 13:58:44

stinky breath is often due to dehydration. Lots of water.

MamaMaiasaura Fri 15-Jul-05 13:59:04

esp considering how hot it is probably quite likely!

Spoo Fri 15-Jul-05 14:01:30

Lots of water it is then - Thank you.

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