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.

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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...

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...

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...
Should. Sinus infections can be very nasty. Even though it sounds like you're recovering at this point, i'd still recomment you see and ear, nose, and throat specialist to have your sinuses evaluated for a chronic condition. At this point, he or she can evaluate your sense of smell and taste, although i'm confident these should return soon. Keep smiling ! Read more...

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??

See ENT. See the specialist for examination and treatment. It is always possible to knock out the bacteria and invite the fungus in its place. See the specialist right away. Good Luck. Read more...
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...

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...