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what causes a bad smell in the nose

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sinus infection: Sinus infection would be my guess. I imagine other causes are possible, but this is so common, I'd check for it first.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sinusitis: You probably have sinusitis or infection of the sinuses. This can cause a foul smell from the nose. Other possibilities may be an infection in the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bad smell in nose: You could have an infection in your nose or sinuses. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
48 years experience Prosthodontics
Breath that sickens: Breath passing out from the lungs through the back of the throat (oro pharynx) past the opening of the sinuses and out through the mouth and nose can ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Dental hygiene: I am going to assume you do not have a zenker's diverticulum, a pouch off the esophagus that holds recent food, or achalasia. Try brushing, flossing, ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: if your tongue is swelling and interfering with breathing, get to your doctor ASAP.
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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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: There are so many unproven over the counter cold meds. And many have side effects that are not even recognized. Just money making business without ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dysosmia: Sometimes people have a bad smell coming from the nose after a viral illness ar losing smell. It is called dysosmia.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Infection?: You may want to have your doctor take a look. You may have a sinus infection that requires some treatment.

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