Childhood Diseases

Posted by: lele | 2009-01-19


bad smell from the mouth.

A three year old has a bad smell from the mouth. She washes her teeth every morning, but she has a bad smell anyway.Is this normal or not?

Expert's Reply



This is not normal especially for such a young child to have bad breath. Your daughter's teeth seem to be well cared for, so other causes such as a persistently blocked nose or tonsil infection need to be considred. The best approach would be to ask your doctor to see your daughter about this problem.

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Posted by: Mpatalele | 2009-02-02

The GP recently identified that my son' s tonsils were swollen and we should remove them when he is 5 or older. In the meantime the Doc prescribed that we make use of Lister Fluor (mouth washing solution) every time he brushes his teeth.

The bad smell is somewhat controlled through this intervention. Is this adequate a mesure, and at what age should we really take him for the surgical removal of his tonsils?

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