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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

If Your Child’s Breath Smells Like Asparagus, It Might Mean He Was Eating Asparagus

posted by on January 8 at 11:26 AM


Please enjoy my new favorite list, “A Parent’s Guide to Unusual Breath Odors and What They Mean,” brought to you by the medicine-hippies at

Dead fish - stale fish syndrome
Rancid butter - odor of rancid butter syndrome
Sweaty socks - odor of sweaty feet syndrome II

And my favorite:

Asparagus - eating asparagus

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Posted by Mr. Poe | January 8, 2008 11:37 AM

Cat's urine - Your cat is into golden showers, or little Timmy has been snacking at the litter box.

Posted by Benito Juarez | January 8, 2008 11:37 AM

Cock - your child is gay.

Posted by monkey | January 8, 2008 12:07 PM

Brendan, you missed the best one:

Garlic - arsenic, phosphorus, organic phosphate insecticides, or thallium poisoning

Apparently, one should think of arsenic or thallium poisining when your kid has garlic breath, but not about that shrimp scampi they had for dinner!

Posted by JohnnyC | January 8, 2008 12:31 PM

Bitter almonds - cyanide poisoning? It's the parents' home autopsy guide!

Posted by meganc | January 8, 2008 1:32 PM

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