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Bad breath accompanied by low grade fever, tiredness, no cough or nasal discharge. Causes?

My 5 year old son has extremely bad breath, this isn t all the time. I happens maybe every 4-5 weeks and lasts about 3-4 days. Often this is accompanied by a low grade fever . No runny nose , no cough , occasionally a little more tired. Have had him to the family doctor with no signs of throat infection. Any ideas as to what we can do or what may be the cause.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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hi there, bad breath mainly is caused due to bad oral hygiene and sometimes due to upset GI function.Five year old children are not very keen on brushing their teeth. You need to supervise the brrushing routine morning and before bed time. See that he has no bleeding gums, cavities or food particles left over in the food, they should be taught to clean their mouth with water after every meal. If he is not consuming well balanced diet of fiber and fruit but mostly subsists of refined food and starch or sweets then also they may have bad breath. A regular bowel movement is also essential for good GI function. Encourage him to gargle with mouth wash liquid of his choice. Get regular checkups done by dentist . Hope these help. Take care.
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