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Why does my sinus infection smell like rotting flesh.? What causes this? Alcohol or smoking a combination or is it mold.

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Anaerobes

Sinus infections can be related to anaerobic bacteria which are organisms that grow only in the absence of oxygen.
Often, the purulent material from anaerobic infections is foul smelling

In brief: Anaerobes

Sinus infections can be related to anaerobic bacteria which are organisms that grow only in the absence of oxygen.
Often, the purulent material from anaerobic infections is foul smelling
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