Childhood Diseases

Posted by: CS01 | 2010-07-12


Son - smelly breath

My son (4) started developing a cold last week (sniffing, coughing) - I managed to stop it however in it''s tracks by giving him Flusin.
He is much better but his breath still smells quite bad because of the post nasal drip (I am assuming here). I have noticed that he also has a thick white coating on his tongue (from the middle towards the back) We do scrape the tongue when he brushes his teeth.

I''m still giving him the Flusin in the interim - should I continue? Also, what can I give him for the bacteria on his tongue? He is still very clingy at the moment.

Expert's Reply



Your son has smelly breath due to mouthbreathing. He probably still has a blocked nose. Use Salex nose drops or a Sterimar nasal spray to clear his nose.Has he had an antibiotic lately as he seems to have candida/thrush in his mouth? Give him a probiotic such as Probiflora Children's for 10 days.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-07-12

Doesn''t sound like he''s feeling to good.

Allecet helps with post nasal drip.
A probiotic might help with thrush on his tongue. You get one called Nu-breath from dentists that is specifically for tongue coating and kids can use it.

IF he''s still clingy he probably isn''t feeling to good yet.

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