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Strep breath? Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Apr '13

I know strep can make your breath smell really bad, but does it taste bad, too?



I woke up today with a sore throat, fever, and an awful headache, and no matter how many times I brush my teeth, my mouth smells like ass. I can't smell my own breath, but I can taste it. And it's not a good taste. It's like....half metallic, half old meat. Obviously, if it's strep, I need to start on antibiotics like, asap, but at the same time I don't want to go to the doctor if I don't need to. I know there is a virus going around, so obviously if it's more in line with that, antibiotics won't do anything.



I feel like I live at the doctors lately....

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22567 posts
11th Apr '13

I don't know about strep but bronchitis can cause that

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Blythe.:" I don't know about strep but bronchitis can cause that"


I don't have a cough or anything.

Super Mommy! 4 kids; ☺, CA, United States 14474 posts
11th Apr '13

I've had strep and bronchitis and not had that problem. Have you tried flossing your teeth and brushing your tongue?

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27906 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" I know strep can make your breath smell really bad, but does it taste bad, too? I woke up today with ... [snip!] ... so obviously if it's more in line with that, antibiotics won't do anything. I feel like I live at the doctors lately...."


I had a horrible taste in my mouth with the last strep I had, it was disgusting.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" I've had strep and bronchitis and not had that problem. Have you tried flossing your teeth and brushing your tongue?"


Yes, I know all about basic oral hygene and practice it daily.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22567 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Yes, I know all about basic oral hygene and practice it daily."


:lol:

Super Mommy! 4 kids; ☺, CA, United States 14474 posts
11th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Yes, I know all about basic oral hygene and practice it daily."</blockquote>




That's good try mouth wash and make a doctors appointment.

Complete with 2! 2 kids; Maryland 1486 posts
11th Apr '13

I had a sinus infection last week with all those symptoms, especially the bad breath. Finally had to go get an antibiotic.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Yes, I know all about basic oral ... [snip!] ... basic oral hygene and practice it daily."</blockquote> That's good try mouth wash and make a doctors appointment."


Mouth wash is part of washing your teeth, IMO. Which has been done 6 or 7 times already today. Considering I have above-average oral hygiene normally, and way above normal today, I think it's a pretty safe bet that it's not the issue.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Complete with 2!:" I had a sinus infection last week with all those symptoms, especially the bad breath. Finally had to go get an antibiotic."


I hadn't thought of it being a sinus infection! I don't have the pressure I usually get with sinus issues, but it's definitely the right time of year.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8595 posts
11th Apr '13

When I had strep really bad like pus balls in my throat bad I had a bad metallic taste in my mouth. I also had that with a sinus infection.
I would go just in case but that's just me.