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Why do sinus infections have an odor?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Sinus infection odor

Sinus infections can have an odor from the infected material (pus) in the nose and sinus passages.
Inflammation of the nasal lining during the course of an infection may alter one's sense of smell so that most thing smell unpleasant. The sense of taste may be altered as well.

In brief: Sinus infection odor

Sinus infections can have an odor from the infected material (pus) in the nose and sinus passages.
Inflammation of the nasal lining during the course of an infection may alter one's sense of smell so that most thing smell unpleasant. The sense of taste may be altered as well.
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