Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pink | 2011-10-12

Q.

3yr old with bad breath

Good day Doc, my son is 3 years old and tend to have bad breath sometimes. What could be causing this?
The only time he gets sick is when having a cold. He eats and drinks lots of water. Should i take him to the doctor?
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Young children should not have bead breath. If they do it is usually due to one of several possible reasons such as persistent mouth breathing, tonsil infection, tooth decay. Sometimes children push a bead or peanut up one of their nostrils and this can lead to infection and a bad smell.It would be best to ask your doctor to see your son.

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