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Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose?

Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose?

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can a sinus infection cause a foul smell in one side of the nose?

Sinus infection: yes it can. You may try saline lovage for nasal toile ting. As your infection resolves, the odor will diminish as well. ...Read more

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Does a foul smell in your nose go along with a sinus infection?

Yes it could...: It could also indicate a foreign body in the nose, infection in the adenoids, or polyps, fungus and tumors. Should be checked by your md or do. ...Read more

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Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but i can breath through my nose now. Still can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?

Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but i can breath through my nose now.  Still can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?

Smell Gone - Back?: The sense of smell often worsens after anything that causes stuffy nose -- a head cold, allergy flare up, or a severe irritant like smoke ingestion. The sense of smell should improve when your nose returns to baseline congestion. If it has not, suspect a viral infection such as influenza or parainfluenza. Go see an ENT to have your nose examined and get treatment. ...Read more

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Have had sinus infection for 3 weeks or so, everything feels better, but when I bend over and breath through my nose, there's this weird mold smell??

Have had sinus infection for 3 weeks or so, everything feels better, but when I bend over and breath through my nose, there's this weird mold smell??

Subacute sinusitis: The inflammation lasting 4 to 8 weeks.If you need to see a specialist, a skillful primary care physician will refer you to one with whom they have a collaborative relationship. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection that drains pure infection and it drops out of both sides. It's so bad that I can smell it in my nose and it's green and burn?

I have a sinus infection that drains pure infection and it drops out of both sides. It's so bad that I can smell it in my nose and it's green and burn?

See an ENT: Go see a doctor soon, preferably an ent, but your family doctor should be ok. Do not wait. Sinus infections can produce very severe complications if not appropriately managed. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose with an ammonia like smell. Does this suggest that i may have a sinus infection?

I have a stuffy nose with an ammonia like smell.  Does this suggest that i may have a sinus infection?

See your doctor: A foul smell associated with sinusitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial headaches and yellow or green secretions can suggest a difficult-to-treat infection; this typically requires certain types of antibiotics. Once you begin to notice a foul odor, you need to see your physician; don't just hope that it'll "go away.". ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more