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NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...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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I have chronic sinusitis on one side and acute sinusitis on the other. The re is a foul odor coming from my nose, especially when draining. What to do?

I have chronic sinusitis on one side and acute sinusitis on the other. The re is a foul odor coming from my nose, especially when draining. What to do?

See an ENT : If you have foul odor coming from the nose then usually you have a serious bacterial sinus infection that needs treatment asap. You can start with neilmed sinus rinses two times a day until you see a nose/sinus specilaist. Once you see the specialist he will treat you with antibiotics and should get a ct scan of your sinuses. Definitive treatment can then be initiated. www.socalsinus.com. ...Read more

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I still have foul odor coming from my nose and my throat. I am on amoxicillin 500mg. I have been onit almost. 2 weeks what do I do.?

I still have foul odor coming from my nose and my throat. I am on amoxicillin 500mg. I have been onit almost. 2 weeks what do I do.?

Irrigate: You may be helped with a combination of a decongestant and saline irrigation of the nose with a neti-pot, and sometimes nasal steroid spray. This assumes, however, that the odor is not from your gums. If in the sinuses and this does not go away you need to see an ENT doctor. The odor is decaying material inside the sinuses and needs draining, and perhaps the Amoxicillin needs changing. ...Read more

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I have this strange offensive odor coming from my nose. Ent cleared CT not sinus problem, no dental problem. What else could it be. Please help.?

I have this strange offensive odor coming from my nose. Ent cleared CT not sinus problem, no dental problem. What else could it be. Please help.?

Netty pot: Dr. Hamid answer is excellent. If you think that it is coming from your nose, try the netty pot. Get at drug store. It is a small tea pot that you place hot salt water into it, then irrigate your nose with the water. In one nostril, then the other. Flushing out any impurities, etc. Can't hurt while you are waiting for the other tests. ...Read more

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Foul odor coming out of my nose and throat/mouth, what's wrong?

Foul odor coming out of my nose and throat/mouth, what's wrong?

See your dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath (nose and throat/mouth), or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days I've been having a foul odor coming from my nose, pain on cheeckbones, cough, nasal speech, and fatigue. Do I need antibiotics?

For the past 5 days I've been having a foul odor coming from my nose, pain on cheeckbones, cough, nasal speech, and fatigue. Do I need antibiotics?

Possibly: The odor in particular is a sign of infection, but it may clear without antibiotics, but with appropriate treatment for the inflammation/congestion. You need to see an Allergist or Otolaryngologist for an evaluation. Inappropriate antibiotic selection can worsen the problem in some cases. Also, recurrent or severe sinus infection warrants work up for causes of underlying chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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Inside of nose have bad odor?

Inside of nose have bad odor?

Not good!: Sinus or dental infection or symptoms can create that problem.
Sometimes from viral, infection and damage to nasal apparatus- nerves.
Clean up, what you can about teeth, gums, with toothpaste, mouthwash etc.
If persists see ENT for special, exams. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to use to block bad odors out of your nose?

Please tell me what to use to block bad odors out of your nose?

Usually: VICK'S vapor rub is used or any MENTHOL containing ointment on a gauze pad or directly in nostrils

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I smell an odor each time I bend over through my nose. It's awful?

I smell an odor each time I bend over through my nose.  It's awful?

Stinky Nose: A foul smell from the nose equates to something being present in the nose for more than a few days, mostly commonly plugged nasal and sinus mucus, but also could be a symptom of a nasal foreign body. Go see an ENT doctor. Flushing your nose with saline nasal spray may help until you can see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can viral sinusitis cause bad odor through the nose? If so, how is it treated? Many thanks.

Can viral sinusitis cause bad odor through the nose? If so, how is it treated? Many thanks.

Inflammation: Changes a lot of things in the nose. This can set up / predispose to bacteria that are normally around there being able to grow more and cause infection needing antibiotics. A few other posibilities but this is quite common. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I bend over especially when I been busy that day I have a burning and somewhat odor in my nose what could this be it's where I can taste?

Sometimes when I bend over especially when I been busy that day I have a burning and somewhat odor in my nose what could this be it's where I can taste?

Reflux: This is probably gastroesophageal reflux, less likely achalasia, and you owe it to yourself to be seen. We want to rule out a hiatus hernia or something else troublesome. ...Read more

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Severe sinus pain with bad odor and large scabs when blowing nose. Any recommendations thankful.

Severe sinus pain with bad odor and large scabs when blowing nose. Any recommendations thankful.

Diagnosis: The best advice I can give you is to see an ENT specialist and have an appropriate diagnosis. The ENT specialist can document three things. 1.) a specific and proper diagnosis, 2.) perhaps a cat scan to document that diagnosis and 3.) Appropriate medical or surgical treatment based on the diagnosis. Remember, always, diagnosis precedes treatment. ...Read more

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It is long time more than 2 yeats that i habe strange odor in my nose. I smell it most of the time and cannot do anything about that. Any idea?

It is long time more than 2 yeats that i habe strange odor in my nose. I smell it most of the time and cannot do anything about that. Any idea?

Bad odor: Try irrigating out the nose. Is there any colored drainage to suggest an infection? If so you will need an antibiotic for 3 to 4 wks. If not, distorted smells need to be worked up by the ENT locally. He or she will look up your nose to check it then order a ct with contrast to rule out anything in the olfactory areas of the brain. Good luck. ...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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I have biofilm in my nose and the bacteria is causing a foul odor. What are the treatments for this?

I have biofilm in my nose and the bacteria is causing a foul odor. What are the treatments for this?

See ENT doctor: How do you know that there is a biofilm in your nose? There are many causes of bad odor in the nose/mouth and it would require an in-person examination to sort out various issues. ...Read more

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Why does my nose react to everything I smell like smoke and other odors then my sinuses play up and I get pain and pressure in my face why is this?

Why does my nose react to everything I smell like smoke and other odors then my sinuses play up and I get pain and pressure in my face why is this?

Vasomotor rhinitis : This is a condition in which you have a nose that is very sensitive to temperature changes or strong odors. This will typically cause nasal congestion, runny nose, sometimes sinus pressure. Some will complain odors/scents trigger a headache. There are medications that can be prescribed by your doctor for this condition. If it is a significant problem, I urge you to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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When breathing in deep I smell a strong odor and my nose burns. Nose is stuffy but not congested only smell it with deep breathing thru nose?

When breathing in deep I smell a strong odor and my nose burns. Nose is stuffy but not congested only smell it with deep breathing thru nose?

?Sinus issues: Not sure what this is, may be allergy mediated rhinitis or a sinus issue causing this symptom, get eval to assess the nose and nasal area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was blowing my nose hard. I've now smelled a faint but strange odor in my nose for 3 days. It happens every 5-10 times I inhale. Will it go away?

I was blowing my nose hard. I've now smelled a faint but strange odor in my nose for 3 days. It happens every 5-10 times I inhale. Will it go away?

Hard to tell: It is hard to tell whether you have inhaled something which still has traces in your nose or whether you having an infection in your nose or sinus. If this remains a problem for more than 10days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with trich, had a bad smell coming from my nose/mouth as well. After treatment all odors vanished. Could I have had it orally as well?

I got diagnosed with trich, had a bad smell coming from my nose/mouth as well. After treatment all odors vanished. Could I have had it orally as well?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis infects the uretrha and vagina but rarely infects the hands, mouth, or anus according to the CDC. Women are more likely to have symptoms.
Trichomoniasis is the most common STD and most men and women do not have symptoms. Make sure your partner was treated because he may have no symptoms and infect you again. Good luck.
http://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/stdfact-trichomoniasis.htm ...Read more

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