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For the past couple of weeks I randomly smell something rotten once/twice per day & im only one who smells it. Could it be somthng in my nose?

For the past couple of weeks I randomly smell something rotten once/twice per day & im only one who smells it. Could it be somthng in my nose?

Sinuses, reflux: You need to have your sinuses checked and you may have acid reflux, you needto see your doctor for a detailed history. ...Read more

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For 2+ yrs -- I blow my nose and get a rancid smell/ taste in my mouth. Everything smells and tastes rotten. Neti pot helps w filtered h20. HELP!

For 2+ yrs -- I blow my nose and get a rancid smell/ taste in my mouth. Everything smells and tastes rotten. Neti pot helps w filtered h20. HELP!

Check for sinusitis: It appears that you may have a chronic sinus infection. See an ENT doctor to get this checked out. ...Read more

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If a vagina smells like rotten cheese, does that mean she has a yeast infection? I was laying in bed with a girl, and a smell so disturbing hit my nose like a brick in the face. The smell was like rotten cheese times 10. And I still had sex with her. (onl

If a vagina smells like rotten cheese, does that mean she has a yeast infection? I was laying in bed with a girl, and a smell so disturbing hit my nose like a brick in the face. The smell was like rotten cheese times 10. And I still had sex with her. (onl

Don't: Don't know if she had poor hygiene or if there was a vaginal discharge. I havn't heard of a yeast infection smelling like rotten cheese. If she did have a markedly malodorous vaginal discharge and you elected to put your penis in there anyway, have no idea what type of pathogens you may have exposed yourself to.
Just because there is a hole, it doesn't mean you have to poke it. If the woman smelled so bad that you were both overwhelmed and disgusted; this should have raised some big red flags. Or a big red stop sign. If concerned about contracting an std, recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Some times when I bend down and stand up my nose gets this feeling that blood rushes to my head, and I smell this rotten smell, what is it?

Some times when I bend down and stand up my nose gets this feeling that blood rushes to my head, and I smell this rotten smell, what is it?

Most likely...: A fingal sinus infection. Researchers at the mayo clinic have found that in chronic sinusitis, over 2.5 fungal species can be drained from the sinuses. See and ENT doc! ...Read more

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Hi. I have a funky rotten sweet sweat smell in my nose and constant "congestion" feeling.

Sinus infection?: It sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try using nasal saline several times a day or using a neti pot. Decongestants may also help or antihistamines if you think this may be related to allergies. If it persists for more than 3 weeks then see a doctor since you may have an infection requiring antibiotics. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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After cunilingus, I had always noticed this smell each time I sniff my nose like a rotten egg?

Vaginal infection: Your female partner has bacterial vaginal infection. Please advise her to see a gynaecologist. ...Read more

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Had orthagnathic realignment surgery post op now Beverages drip back out thru my right nostril only. It's yellow not snot smells like rotten eggs. Why?

Had orthagnathic realignment surgery post op now Beverages drip back out thru my right nostril only. It's yellow not snot smells like rotten eggs. Why?

More info needed...: How long ago was your surgery? Have you been examined by your surgeon? Were there any complications? This problem should really be addressed by the team of providers that treated you. Please give them a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Infected Tooth: Abscessed maxillary (upper) posterior tooth perhaps. Were any diagnostic films taken and were you given any recommendations or an rx at all? ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if your nose smells bad?

What is the best thing to do if your nose smells bad?

Infection?: You may want to have your doctor take a look. You may have a sinus infection that requires some treatment. ...Read more

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My 2yr old how a foul odor coming from her nose that smells like rotting flesh what could be the cause of this?

My 2yr old how a foul odor coming from her nose that smells like rotting flesh what could be the cause of this?

Something's in there: If the smell is that bad, the usual cause is that the child stuck something up her nose (could be a piece of food). Sometimes it's a toy up the nose, such as a bead or a button. A pediatrician, an ear-nose-throat doctor, or an ER doctor can look up the nose to see what's up there. It could also be sinusitis without anything stuck up there, but the odor should not be so bad with just sinusitis. ...Read more

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Throughout the year my nose is stopped up I can still breathe, and I can only smell really strong smells, what could be wrong?

Throughout the year my nose is stopped up I can still breathe, and I can only smell really strong smells, what could be wrong?

Allergic rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis causes 'chronic stuffiness' throughout the year.
You may be especially sensitive to indoor allergens: dust or mold. Other signs of rhinitis include decreased ability 'to smell' (anosmia), 'sinus pressure', and (clear) nasal discharge. Otc meds include zyrtec, claritin, allegra, or benedryl. Your physcian can prescribe nasal steroids (generic fluticasone) or singulair (montelukast) may help. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 year old daughter keep saying her nose smells?

Why does my 3 year old daughter keep saying her nose smells?

Smells?: A nose is supposed to smell stuff. If she means she smells something bad it could be that stray bead, piece of pork, vitamin, sponge or other object she crammed up her nose. Her pcp should be able to easily remove the object during an office visit. ...Read more

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I have a constant sweet smell in my nose, everything about me smells sweet, people tell me that I don't smell, it is driving me crazy?

I have a constant sweet smell in my nose, everything about me smells sweet, people tell me that I don't smell, it is driving me crazy?

Sweet smell: Rarely hear this, usually people complain of bad smell. You had a recent low blood sugar, you should keep monitoring your blood sugar. Try stopping all fragrant soaps and body lotions and all unnecessary supplements and see if it goes away. ...Read more

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My sister complains of her nose and breath smelling constantly, what could this be from? The foul smells in her nose bug her more than anything

My sister complains of her nose and breath smelling constantly, what could this be from? The foul smells in her nose bug her more than anything

Sinusitis: Sounds like sinusitis to me. How long has she had these symptoms? Does she have history of nose allergy? Any condition that blocks off the sinus drainage channels, including colds, allergies, non-allergic rhinitis, deviated nasal septum and nasal polyps, can cause sinusitis. You typically get thick, yellow, foul-smelling discharge, nasal obstruction and pressure around eyes, nose and forehead. ...Read more

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When I squeeze my nose, inside my nose smells really bad. But the smell goes away. How do I clean it so it doesn't smell so bad? No boogers left inside

When I squeeze my nose, inside my nose smells really bad. But the smell goes away. How do I clean it so it doesn't smell so bad? No boogers left inside

Netipot: You may be smelling your sinuses, your tongue, or your throat. It is a good idea to get checked by a doctor to make sure you do not have a sinus or throat infection. Otherwise a netipot may help - follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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For the past 2 years strong smells seem to linger in my nose for days. I used to neti with alcalol when I had a cold. Is this from that?

For the past 2 years strong smells seem to linger in my nose for days. I used to neti with alcalol when I had a cold. Is this from that?

Possibly: The alcohol may have damaged some of the sensitive olfactory (smell) receptors high up in the nose. Certain other agents, k
like zinc nasal swabs, are also known to damage this tissue. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose it burns inside and smells like infection, why?

When I blow my nose it burns inside and smells like infection, why?

? Sinusitis: These symptoms could be related to a sinus infection. Typically facial pressure, nasal drainage with color and maybe some bleeding could indicate the same. Other possibility is irritation from allergies. Recommend seeing a primary care doctor for assessment. ...Read more

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Sudden bad breath? Smells like eggs, sometimes in nose as well. Been going on for 4 months now

Sudden bad breath? Smells like eggs, sometimes in nose as well. Been going on for 4 months now

Gum Disease #1: The #1 reason for bad breath is gum disease. Volatile sulfur compound (vsc) are released which causes the rotten egg smell. There are mouth rinses that will neutralize vscs, but the source, which is most likely infected gums, needs to be treated. You will need to see your dentist to treat any gum infection and your physician to rule out a sinus infection or other possible source of your problem. ...Read more

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Bad breath + floss smells after flossing, I don't even have to get it near my nose, especially while flossing molars and p/molars. Pls help.

Bad breath + floss smells after flossing, I don't even have to get it near my nose, especially while flossing molars and p/molars. Pls help.

See dentist: If you have not seen a dentist lately that would be the first thing to do. Periodontal disease is a very common condition in adults, roughly 1 in 3 people have some form of the disease and this can cause the symptoms that you are having. Brushing your tongue or better yet using a tongue scraper can help clean the surface of your tongue which can also be a factor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks post-op Rhinoplasty, I have this weird smell in my nose that I think I'm the only one who smells. Is that normal? What should I do?

I'm 3 weeks post-op Rhinoplasty, I have this weird smell in my nose that I think I'm the only one who smells. Is that normal? What should I do?

Smell after surgery: Hello, this needs to be brought to your surgeon’s attention. There could be an infection causing this, packing, stents, or sutures. Your surgeon will know what’s the best treatment. ...Read more

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The last few months I've noticed that my mucus has an odor that smells like feet. I don't smell it constantly, just when I blow my nose and whatnot.

The last few months I've noticed that my mucus has an odor that smells like feet. I don't smell it constantly, just when I blow my nose and whatnot.

Mucus odor: That is a nonspecific symptom, but if the mucus is discolored deep yellow or green, it may be reflective of a paranasal sinus infection. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Bad smell constantly, no one else smells it? It isn't coming from my mouth, nose, or body. It started slowly maybe a year ago but it is persistant now

Bad smell constantly, no one else smells it? It isn't coming from my mouth, nose, or body. It started slowly maybe a year ago but it is persistant now

See ENT: If you are smelling something that is not there consistently, then should have a good ENT examination to be sure there is no problem in your sinuses. He/she will likely do an exam enhanced by a small camera. ...Read more