A member asked:

Sweet smell in nostrills not unpleasant, not all the time, some days will be stronger than others, curious as never had this before age 59 female..?

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Dr. Nancy Appelblatt answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

?infection (lo grade: Pseudomonas, a water borne bug, has a sweet odor. If you are doing nasal irrigation make sure it is done with sterile (not distilled) saline and irrigator. Rarely, a tumor could cause it, but most of those cause bad smell. Womens sense of smell does change post menopause. ? Hormone use?

Answered 10/4/2016



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