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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have a rotten smell coming from my nose,mucus running through my throat,told my doc he just says use texa,i dont suffer from sinus,its bad,help please,i work with customers and have to hold my breath at times and turn away to breathe,embarrassing?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Just a thought: but you may have chronic infection of the "hidden" tonsils called the LINGUAL tonsils located on either side of the BACK OF YOUR TONGUE.... NOT to be confused by the most obvious tonsils on the sides of your pharynx which are easily visualized the LINGUAL tonsils require a small scope (or dentist's mirror) to visualize! MENTION THIS to your doctor..... Just a thought Hope it's helpful Dr Z
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Provided original answer
A VISIT TO YOUR DENTIST MAY BE WORTHWHILE
Mar 19, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Two possibilities: You may have a sinus/nasal passage/throat problem. As your GP has not discovered source of problem, see an ENT for in-depthevaluation. You may have a oral infection/throat problem. See your Dentist to make sure everything is healthy. Make sure to see both. I worked in Retail for many years, and can understand your concerns.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Provided original answer
You do not need your GP's permission to seek other opinions. Best place to start is with y9ur General Dentist. I would also want clearance from an ENT, but your General Dentist is the right place to start.
Mar 21, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Think of it this way. You have a problem. Your General Physician does not have an answer for you. Go find someone else who does.
Mar 21, 2018

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