Posted by: Em | 2007/12/18


Foul taste in mouth

My 10 year old daughter has had a flu virus for the past 7 days - high temperatures, stomach ache and sore head/body. She hasn't been eating much at all. She is slowly getting better but for the past few days she has had a terrible taste in her mouth that won't go away and makes everything she eats taste awful. She can also smell the "taste". She has had no vomitting or dairrhea. She has no thrush in her mouth. Do you have any ideas what the cause might be?

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Has she had an antibiotic? If she has thrush is very common. Another cause is due to bacteria known as anaerobes especially if she had sinus infection with the flu. It will help her to use a course of Flagyl syrup 200mg 3 times daily for 5 days and to take a probiotic such as Probiflora for 10 days.

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Posted by: Daleen | 2007/12/19

It might be that she has a sinus infection that causes a bad tasting and smelling post nasal drip. Not eating regularly also causes what some people call "hunger breath".Maybe a saline nasal spray would help aswell as increasing fluid intake.
Good luck!

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