Thursday, September 17, 2009

sick breath

When my kids are little...I've not noticed this when they get older....I can tell when they are sick or getting sick because they have "sick breath". It's so strange and I can't really describe what it smells like...I just call it "sick breath". It doesn't smell bad...it's just a distinct smell that signals me that a sickness is coming....I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this with their kids???

9 comments:

Deb said...

I have, especially the sore throat breath. My sister's doctor saw her once for strep and before he even did the test he told her it was strep, just based on her breath.

Lara said...

Ya - I get that with me and my whole family.

Lia said...

Yup, and we call it the same thing!

Michelle Schafer said...

You are for sure not the only one. It happens here too.

Yuck. It is much worse than regular bad breath.

Alison W. said...

I get what you mean! I can smell strep. I call that talent if I say so myself!

Brenda Scarlett said...

I call it sick breath too! Mike thinks I'm crazy but I know exactly when someone is going to be sick!

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

I have 4 kids and the reason I found this post was because I was googling "sick breath" as I can smell my kids breath and I can tell if they are sick or getting sick. It isn't a bad smell... I can't really describe it, maybe a sort of medicine/hospital smell not even sure if that describes it but it is a sort of pleasant smell. I don't smell it with every sickness but I have yet to figure out what kinds of things I do notice it from. Right now my 1 year old twins have a bug... vomiting & diarrhea & I smell it of their breath. It's not the smell of the threw up (which is nasty) but a sort of nice sweet smell. After googling I see a lot of people mention diabetes but it is not the case here. I wondered if it was something your immune system gives of when fighting infection?
Glad to know I am not crazy though :o)

Anonymous said...

Everyone thinks I'm crazy also, but every time I smell it, I get sick! Atleast I always know when my family is coming down with something or fighting something, even if they don't have any symptoms of being sick...