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A 37-year-old member asked:

If someone has great oral hygiene but there is a foul smell coming from their nose and mouth, what could that be from and how would you get rid of it?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Sinuses: Sinuses may give you symptoms like that. Chronic inflammation and not necessarily infection may trigger foul odors. Check with your doctor please.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
May have sinusitis: Bad smells sensed in the nose are usually from a sinus infection. A doctor can look inside the nose to see what is up there, and then prescribe antibiotics as needed. Kids sometimes put a bead, a piece of foam, a button, or other little object up the nostril (the object has to be removed).

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