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Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Sinus smell: When smell occurs, ussually a sign of infection. May need antibiotics, see doc soon.
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Sinus infection: yes it can. You may try saline lovage for nasal toile ting. As your infection resolves, the odor will diminish as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes it could...: It could also indicate a foreign body in the nose, infection in the adenoids, or polyps, fungus and tumors. Should be checked by your md or do.
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See an ENT doctor: You need to be examined to determine the cause and potential solution to this problem.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Odor: Eliminate the infection and the odor will follow in its footsteps.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Smell Gone - Back?: The sense of smell often worsens after anything that causes stuffy nose -- a head cold, allergy flare up, or a severe irritant like smoke ingestion. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See ENT: See the specialist for examination and treatment. It is always possible to knock out the bacteria and invite the fungus in its place. See the speciali ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
See your doctor: A foul smell associated with sinusitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial headaches and yellow or green secretions can suggest a difficult-to-t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See an ENT: Go see a doctor soon, preferably an ent, but your family doctor should be ok. Do not wait. Sinus infections can produce very severe complications if ... Read More
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