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#1 of 9 Old 03-11-2007, 12:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 3yr old suddenly has sour smelling breath this evening.

The only thing he ate today that would give him smelly breath is garlic, but this is nothing like garlic breath. This morning he was clearing his throat quite a bit, but that went away as the day progressed. He seems fine, not fevered or listless, just the sour smell. Could he be coming down with something?

Thanks for any thoughts. I'm baffled by this and not sure if I should be worried.
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The throat clearing and the sour breath point to heartburn/reflux. Did he eat anything really heavy or greasy or something he doens't normally eat?

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Worried? NO.

Sounds like upset stomach? Maybe the stomach flu that's going around with sudden onset of projectile vomiting? Be prepared. But don't be worried. It passes in two to three days time.
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Oh no! Not projectile vomit : he had a stomach flu about a year ago and he soaked me 4 times.

Actually, the throat clearing was before breakfast. He ate a fair amount of bacon with breakfast, could that do it. He didn't complain at all today about an upset tummy, but he did burp a bit and pass a fair amount of gas.

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My ds gets bad breath when he's had a cold - even after the other symptoms are gone, the breath often persists for a few weeks. It's just the mucous draining from his sinuses into his throat, I think.
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Maybe you're on to something. He's still clearing his throat and is sneezing a lot today. He hasn't complained about anything hurting but he's still got the smell.
I'll just keep an eye.

Thanks for the help.
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when my niece was that age all of a sudden she got really stinky breath that would not go away, finally my sister took her to the doc. and found out my niece shoved a piece of cotton in her nose and thats what was causing the smell!
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OMG!!

That just reminded me that I did that with a peice of foam from a pillow when I was my ds's age. He's been picking at his nose all day...I wonder.

BTW, the smell is still there but he was fine all day, playing outside, no indications of illness.
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It could be a sinus infection. Bad breath often happens with them. The sore throat and coughing could be from drainage.
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