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can you smell a sinus infection

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience Prosthodontics
Often: If a sinus infection is severe enough, it often produces a mucous that is thick and quite fowl smelling. Since the sinuses do drain in the back of th ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Sinus infection usually smell stink, often caused by anaerobic organisms.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Definitely: Yes a sinus infection can definitely cause a bad smell in the nose. Some will describe it as a sweaty sock smell.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Absolutely: Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal di ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience Dentistry
Strep and Staf: The bacteria that are the usual causes these infections are enteric bacteria.The smell you smell is the byproducts from the breakdown of tissue in yo ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sinusitis: Yes, intermittent alterations in odor and light headedness may occur with changes in the upper respiratory tract accompanying sinusitis, but before ma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bad sinusitis: Greetings, bad sinus infections need irrigation. First get a sinus rinse kit and wash the thick mucus and infection out. Afrin nasal spray may be used ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes during a cold causes affects the nerve endings fot smell and affects taste and smell.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe not: If you are smelling bad odors you are smelling pus. The sinus infection is not over and you need to resee your doctor or if have not gone, go. YOu wil ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anosmia: Causes broadly fall in 3 categories: post-head trauma, anatomic nasal obstruction, or olfactory nerve dysfunction. Obstruction can be from chronic s ... Read More
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