copper smelling breath??

Lisa - posted on 11/08/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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ok so my son is 2 on thursday, hes currently being assessed for autism, but lately i have been able to smell a copper type smell on his breath.... like hes been sucking on a 2p coin!!! we brush his teeth regular and hes not got an infection, does any 1` have any idea what this could be??

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Candace - posted on 12/09/2011

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I'm not sure if this will help you but my son had the same problem and his OT suggested that we start giving him probiotics. I buy Cultrelle for Kids which is a powder that you can add to any cold food or drink. She explained to me that his soy yogurt because of his poor diet. Try it for a week or so and see if it helps, it really worked for us.

Thea - posted on 11/21/2011

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Dear Lisa, You should get a blood sugar tester. Only check it when you smell that smell, it could be low blood sugar and he will probably be very unsettled during this time. My son recently had very strong breathe and yes it was low blood sugar. No harm in checking, also could he be a little dehydrated? The other thing to try would be to test his hair for any heavy metals, for your own peace :-) Many autistic kids seem to have problems passing metals through their system. Good luck :-)

Lisa - posted on 12/06/2011

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well my sons not on any medicationwhat so ever only had antibiotics once, and we brush his teeth regualy :/ deffo gunna get him checked out x

Sharlene - posted on 11/11/2011

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If hes bitting his 2p coin .theres a chewy tube where you can look on the website of special needs products you can purchase ,sorry I cant help with the bad breath.all the best darls

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Katherine - posted on 12/05/2011

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A metallic taste can be due to many factors. But the most common causes of a metallic taste are:



Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones

Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene

Sometimes the cause of a metallic taste can't be determined. In many cases, the problem goes away on its own after several months or longer. Proper oral hygiene can help, including regularly brushing your teeth and brushing and scraping your tongue. Done properly, dental restorations — such as fillings and inlays — are rarely the cause a metallic taste.



Or Diabetes can also cause you have this taste too in the very early stages.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/

I think for your peace of mind I would call DR and make appt. and get a check up, better safe than sorry.

Lisa - posted on 11/22/2011

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well im going to see healthvisitors tomora so will have a word, as both little 1s need weighing! :) xx

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2011

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mmm gunna have a word with his health visitors cos when he was younger after an afternoon nap he would shake i said to my other half that i thought then it was his blood sugar level, it dont happen anore tho cos all he eats is sugary stuff, cant really tell how much he wees cos hes not toilet trained, and he cant tell us when he needs a drink but he does drink a lot xx

Tania - posted on 11/14/2011

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hi well i would have my son tested for diabeties as this is very common ....as soon as i read it i thought diabeties so jus go for a check up and explain to doctor good luck

Siv - posted on 11/14/2011

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Let me ask: is your child eating just a few spesific things? I used to work w elderly people and when someone ex don't eat properly or enough the breath will "give u away" - developing a strong, most perculiar scent.

Your son might - let me repeat MIGHT - have a medical condition, to cause this smell. Diabetes is a typhical "bad breath" disease. As will the diet called "low carbo" give similar reactions to the lack of nutritions, or as someon also pointed out - it might be an infection that "flavours" your son's breath.

Either way, if your son has strange eating habits, his blood-sugar levels might get so low that it causes the same odours to evolve. You need to get him tested, my dear.

Wish u luck.

Siv, Norway.

Lisa - posted on 11/11/2011

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hes not actually biting the 2p!! hahaha its just that copper smell on his breath and no no infection at all :/

Rene - posted on 11/10/2011

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My son's did when he had tonsilitis, he had no sign of an infection, no cough or anything.

Lisa - posted on 11/08/2011

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mmm, i googled it too got worried cos 1 of the things that came up was diabetes :/ hes non verbal, but not spotted any bleeding, hes not on medications but probably has a lack of vitimins due to badeating!!! like cant get him to eat anything propa really, i asked doc about vitimins due to lack of good diet but he refused to give him vitimins, suggested i give him milk but he doesnt drink milk!!! grrr usless docs! lol

Denikka - posted on 11/08/2011

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A coppery smell is something I would usually associate with blood.
I just Googled it and it could be some bleeding anywhere from the mouth, throat, sinus, etc. The sites also say that certain medications and vitamins can also cause this smell.
I would take him in and have his throat and sinus checked. It may be a slight bleed that you're missing. I would also check about any vitamins or medications he's taking.

Doesn't seem to indicate anything really serious though (from the little bit I read). I wouldn't worry too much, but I would get it checked out. Good luck :)

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