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Can Nasal Spray Cause Funny Smell In Nose
Or the reverse...: Quite possibly the origin of the post nasal drip is also the origin of the bad odor. Could you have a polyp in the nasal cavity that causes mucus to be secreted and puddle? Could there be a chronic infection in one of your sinus cavities? Do you have chronic congestion or discolored drainage? Certainly something to be evaluated more thoroughly. ...Read more
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 mucous, your smell receptors in the nose don't work as well; and (2) if bacteria are present along with purulent drainage, the germs in this carry their own rather unpleasant odor. Sinus infections can also be a cause of bad breath. ...Read more
After spraying my nose with Afrin Nasal Spray for congestion I cannot smell anything. Even the most strongest perfumes Or food?
A thought: Loss of smell (and possible cause of congestion to begin with) could implicate the presence of nasal polyps. These are growths caused by various types of inflammation and should be treated with medicine to reduce their size and restore nasopharyngeal health. An Allergist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more
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Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline): Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline) and drink plenty of water. Hopefully the medications side effects (if indeed caused by afrin (oxymetazoline)) will eventaully resolve, and your sense of taste and smell may come back. If this persisits, see an ear nose and throat dr. For an eval. Best wishes. ...Read more
Symptoms: nasal congestion and very bad smell from nose, no sinusitis but enlarged turbinates. Could surgery help eliminate the smell?
Not sure: Turbinate surgery is performed by a variety of techniques to improve breathing and I am not sure the odor would disappear. You need a nasal endoscopy to rule out an infection in the nose. If you already have had such a procedure and everything was normal and sinus disease has been ruled out, think of high reflux of gastric acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux). ...Read more
Common: A topical over the counter nasal spray is usually an Alpha agonist and causes vaso-constriction of the blood vessels of the nose. This initially leads to a narrowing of the blood vessels and a more patent nasal airway. It is not unusual to have a burning sensation for a few seconds. If the burning lasts longer, you may be using the spray too long. Consult an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Steroid nasal spray: Usually 2 sprays both nares once daily or 1 spray both nares twice daily. This is often used on an ongoing basis to prevent symptoms. It does not work acutely and you may want to ask your pharmacist for a spray that vasoconstricts. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do sinus infections cause nose bleeds? I also have a bad taste in my mouth, ear popping, throat pain, and nasal congestion.
Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?
Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more
I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?
Decrease PND: .llew sThis is a wonderful drug and it will definitely cut down on your post nasal drip if used properly. You have to direct the spray to the sides of the nose and it is 2 sprays each nostril at hour of sleep. there is a physiologic reason for this. Also it takes 2 weeks of religious use to get the best effect. Bad odor is the colonization of bacteria and may be from the tonsils or gastric dis ...Read more
I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed ?
See ENT: It is unusual for fluticasone to cause dryness in the nose. You need to make sure that you are aiming the spray towards the lateral side of the nose and not straight in. Consider trying other nasal steroid options. If the problem persists, see an ENT. If you were much older or have had turbinates reduced, then I would consider dryness as the issue and use saline spray instead. ...Read more
Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more
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