Healthing’s Asking for a Friend column addresses a change in smell in breathe after a woman begins to use her CPAP for sleep apnea.

The upside is that there’s an easy fix to this. Dr. Soucy recommends that your wife checks her CPAP machine to ensure that the pressure is correctly adjusted. If there’s excessive pressure, it can increase drying and lead to a mouth that tastes — and smells — like rotten eggs. If that doesn’t work, your wife could try a different mask or choose a machine with a humidifier. And if she tries all of that you’re still living in stink town, it’s time for her to see a dentist.

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