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8year olds breath smells like urine in am

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8year olds breath smells like urine in am
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

There are few possible causes for urinary smell in breath:

1) Chronic sinusitis

2) Nasal polyp

3) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

4) Hiatal hernia

5) Dental and/or gum infections.

Any of these conditions can be concomitant.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is only in morning and strongly smells like pee
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

All of these conditions aggravate during lying down (due to enlarged adenoids or tonsils etc) and can remain asymptomatic except with some unusual signs like what you had described. A physical exam and investigations would sure pin point the cause. This is unlikely to be anything serious. Some metabolic disorders rarely may also cause increase in substances which cause smell in breath. This can be detected by the blood work.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Hope you and your son are doing good.

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