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What bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

What  bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

Several: The foul odor is due to a combination of factors, not the least of which is stagnant pus in a cavity with decay due to the inflammation. Investigators at the univ. Of va showed many years ago that anaerobic bacteria may be causing sinusitis, and these organisms produce fatty acids and other materials which may be malodorous. Create drainage, irrigate, use antibiotics, treat allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Whats more effective in treating a bacterial sinus infection - Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Augmentin? I also have bad odour through the nose

Whats more effective in treating a bacterial sinus infection -  Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Augmentin? I also have bad odour through the nose

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin is usually recommended first line. More resistance to cipro (ciprofloxacin). The bad odor is probably from the purulent sinus drainage. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and when they tested the bacteria it came back positive for trich, how?

I have a sinus infection and when they tested the bacteria it came back positive for trich, how?

Trichimonas sinus : It is not out of the realm of possibility that a vaginal bacteria could potentially infect a non vaginal site. For a bacteria to grow it needs a warm site and the sinus could be that site. As long as you treat it with the appropriate antibiotic that it clears the infection. I see no problem. Wash your hands thoroughly when using the restroom or after any contact with that area. ...Read more

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How does bacteria from sinus infection go to ears?

How does bacteria from sinus infection go to ears?

URI: The sinuses and the middle ear are connected by various pathways, including the eustacian tubes to the middle ear, the nasoparynx and so on. Also the same organisms that usually infect the sinuses also infect other areas of the upper respiratory tract. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a sinus infection bacterial?

How do you diagnose a sinus infection bacterial?

Generally clinically: Acute bacterial sinusitis has signs and symptoms which indicate its presence to an astute clinician, and does not usually require imaging studies unless complications are arising. If you have facial and periorbital pain and swelling, nasality of speech, pus from your nose, tenderness over the teeth or sinuses and have had a prior cold, allergy, trauma, etc., you have sinusitis. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How long should a acute bacterial sinus infection last?

Sinusits: There is no time limit. Some infections clear on their own but often they require treatment with antibiotics, steroids, sprays, etc. See your doctor for answers. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more