Please Help my Little Princess

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ratkinson, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    I have a question perhaps best directed at parents (because they may have encountered it) My little girl is around two and a half years old. I'm sure I am biased, but, to me she is about the cutest little thing I ever did see. My problem is this. She has developed some kind of condition where her breath is very, very, bad. We brush her teeth regularly, and, she does a great job brushing them before I go back over them with her. Abour ten minutes later the odor is back. I took here to the doctor a they seemed to think it was post nasal drip odor(she just got over a sinus infection).I inspected her nose to make sure sheshe didn't stuff something up her nose, which kids tend to do, and as it breaks down smells bad.....nothing. I flushed her nose and nasal cavaties which was quite a tramatic experience for the both of us.I've got an appointment with the top allergists in the state this week. I was just wondering if any of you have seen similar situation with their kids or grandkids and what you did about it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you any and all who can point me in the right direcion. I included a pic of my daughter (Olivia)and one of my son and daughter (John and Olivia).

    Richard
     

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  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    She is quite the cutie pie! I have no idea what could be wrong. Our prayers go out to her and you and we pray that it will all pass with no further issues. God Bless
     

  3. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    i have a friend who is an ear nose and throat specialist. he is on vacation right now. should be back any day now. i will let him read this post and get back to you on it.
     
  4. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Wish I could help you out but don't have a clue. Sort of sounds like an afterafect of the sinus problem she had.Hopefully i's a short term problem. She sure is a cutie.
     
  5. Tyme2fish

    Tyme2fish New Member

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  6. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

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    My wife is a pediatric medical asst. She suggest 1st make sure she does'nt have anything stuck in her nose, and if thats not it check out the dentist. Hope this helps
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Richard I can't help with the problem but would agree she is a cutie.
     
  8. Kojak

    Kojak New Member

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    My little brother had the same problem when he was that age. He smelled so bad that no one wanted to even be close to him. He was taken to a few specialists and none could figure it out. An old country doctor ended up finding a piece of foam rubber out of a pillow way, way up their that had started an infection, like I said a few other doctors and my mom had completely missed it, not sure if this helps but it's worth a shot.
     
  9. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    Richard, she sure is a cute one. Don't know what to tell you but sure do pray you find an easy painless cure.. Good Luck 2 Ya
     
  10. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    Richard,
    Does she get alot of ear infections, If she is pulling at her ears. She may be getting drainage down the back of her throat. Often times something as simple as a decongestant will open the tubes up and allow to drain.

    The one thing about children is they are growing, This very reason has caused more than few ear infections.

    You could ask your MD if a decongestant would be of help, and what kind would be ok for a 2 year old.

    Gastric acid has also caused issues in some folks, Your MD can rule that out or treat it if thats a problem.

    Im sure this will pass in time,
     
  11. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    She is a REAL cutie!! Have her tonsils and adnoids been checked? Sinus infections and strep throat can cause tonsil problems and a smell that is best left undescribed. Unfortunately, I speak from experience. My son and I both had this problem. It ended when we both got our tonsils out about 4 years ago.
     
  12. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Everyone has voiced thier opinions on health issues, I know that in my case ,my daughter had/has horrible breath. the reason,GARLIC. If my youngun eats even the least amount of it ,ya can't stand to be anywhere near her. Don't know if this will help ya any Rich ,but it just might.
     
  13. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    This is some nice allergy season.... did it just start up? And yes... sinus infections and post nasal drip will cause some funky breath. I got allergy and sinus problems and have this problem at times. Make sure she brushes her tongue well and the back of the tongue.. trying to avoid that gag reflex. A lot of mucus will build up on the back of the tongue and cause some bad funk. The tongue is often overlooked when brushing teeth.. very important to scrub that bad boy too!

    Best of luck mate.
     
  14. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Thank you all for the suggestions and ideas. By process of elimination: 1.We deff. brush her tongue well, 2. Unless it's in her sinus cavities there are no foreign objects in there (that we can find), 3. She has always been a fruits and veggies girl and hasn't eaten anything recenrly that we (the wife and I)can think of, 4. She isn't prone to ear infections, she hasn't had any to my knowledge, we've had her checked several times when she spiked a fever, 5. Allergy season is a distinct possibility, she has an appointment with a top notch pediatric allergist this week, 6. Adnoids and tonsils are a distinct possibility, the allergist may direct us to ENT specialist. Thought of my baby under anesthesia makes me very uncomfortable so I'm hoping surgery is not required.

    When all is said and done and we figure out what has caused this, my only thought, is that I hope I can reproduce it when she's old enough for the boys to start poking around. A little humor never hurts.

    Richard :smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  15. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    You sound like a great dad! And I know what you mean about the boys. My daughter is 13 and my husband is getting ready to start cleaning his guns a lot!!:wink:
     
  16. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    Happened to my wife's brother. He had something stuck up the ol nose too! Who knows, it could be something else tho. Best wishes and good luck
     
  17. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    the doc says that it could be a lot of different things. could be her tonsils, could be allergies or a bunch of words he said that were jibberish to me. he says you need to take her to and ear, nose, throat specialist.
     
  18. germanmudfish

    germanmudfish New Member

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    and hope it all works out for you. Only suggestion I have is that she drinks plenty of water to make sure it is not a hydration problem. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. Keep us posted.
     
  19. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    A friends daughter had a problem like that, she had breathed in a piece of food when she was eating. It was stuck in her lung and was the cause. I don't know if thats a possiblity but ought be worth checking. Hope ya can get it fixed.
     
  20. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Ding,Ding, Ding.......We have a winner. Two weeks of antibiotic, a trip to the ENT Specialist, and a 15 minute surgery, they removed a 7/16" square piece of door weather stripping (gray foam) from deep in her sinus. Can't say I enjoyed watching her go out. She came out of it ready to fight the world.......LOL I am a very happy Daddy. Thank to all who helped. Caught her on her play phone, thanking " Dr. Buggermaker" (his real name is Wannamaker).


    Richard