Can oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Hello,I would like to know if anyone out there knows if fungal infection in the mouth is similar to fungal infection that affects feet and causes th...




Hello,I would like to know if anyone out there knows if
fungal infection in the mouth is similar to fungal infection
that affects feet and causes them to smell can react the
same way in the oral and creates odor or chronic halitosis.
I think it has went undiagnosed for many years after a tonsil infection.My cheeks have a whitish streak and white film on them that looks like jelly.I can move it
with tongue.This showed up many years
ago when I was teenager but I never questioned it until now.I have been told
that it's oral thrush and that is where my
bad breath that won't go away is stemming.
thanks

Almost never. Candida in the mouth has no strong odor except for a mild sweetish smell. Thrush, as long as it is mild, does not invade deeply. It is not like gingivitis or gum ulcerative disease which affects the gingival cusps and cause overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria which are teh ones that really make breath stink.

Foot fungus associated with a strong odor is different from candida.

If someone with thrush has really bad breath, look for another cause. Dry mouth and gingival disease are probably the major ones.

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5 Responses to “Can oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?”

  1. Buzz s says:

    Yes, these infections change the odor in in the breath.
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  2. hobo_chang_bao says:

    Almost never. Candida in the mouth has no strong odor except for a mild sweetish smell. Thrush, as long as it is mild, does not invade deeply. It is not like gingivitis or gum ulcerative disease which affects the gingival cusps and cause overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria which are teh ones that really make breath stink.

    Foot fungus associated with a strong odor is different from candida.

    If someone with thrush has really bad breath, look for another cause. Dry mouth and gingival disease are probably the major ones.
    References :

  3. misty_caldwell2001 says:

    yes and it will only get worse if you dont go get something done about it, and mouthwash doesnt work.
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  4. howcoulditbeso says:

    Thrush usually is odorless. it must be something else
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    I am a physician

  5. murph_ltt says:

    Yes it causes bad breath. I'm curious about how an adult gets thrush….can you add detail?
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