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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Ans | 2006/07/18

Q.

unpleasant breath

My baby boy, almost 8 months old, started with a fever of 39 C. After a doctor's visit he suspected a virus of some or other kind. But his ears and throat weren't red. Back home he had some nasty daipers. I thought he were theething. Then I suspected a tummy bug. When that was settling he shown signs of a flu. But together with that he's got a real bad/strange breath /nose (not like the previous time) ??????

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

An infant should never have bad breath, there must be a reason for this. It could be due to persistent mouth breathing due to a blocked nose or due to a mouth or throat infection especially tonsillitis. Please ask your doctor to see him again and mention that your baby's breath has an unpleasant smell.

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