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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try afrin (oxymetazoline) otc for three days only and see if that helps. Do not take longer for fear of rebound rhinitis and worsening congestion.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection?: If you are not feeling too poorly, you may find that using saline rinses will help reduce and thin the mucus. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be helpful as ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possible sinus: infection- see your physician ASAP!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
MRSA?: Based on the smell, my guess is an abscess. I would get it checked out. Possibly needs to be opened and drained and then cultured
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dauer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible infection: You may very likely have a sinus infection given the strong odor you note. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment options.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Culture: You may need to take culture sensitivity test to antibiotics. Apparently you infection is not responding. Talk to prescribing physician or see ent.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. RAYMOND MITCHELL HARAMIS
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Ear infection: You likely have an ear infection with fluid build up in the middle ear. You will need to start something for the congestion to open up the nasal passa ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Passing out: May be blood pressure related but suggest you go to the er to check it out
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis: Sounds like your mucus doesn't clear easily. You may have a deviated septum, and rhinitis or sinusitis (inflammation of the nose or sinuses). You sh ... Read More
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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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
41 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal discharge: With this history I would advise you to immediately seek medical attention preferably through an emergency department. Your history of head trauma, le ... Read More

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