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Foul smell in nose
Lorilasvegas posted:
I have been having a foul smell in my nose similar to that of an old sore or rotten potatoes. It has been steady for 2 months since late October 2012. I previously had sinus surgery ( turbinate modification and a septoplasty ) in January 2012. I have seen my surgeon and have been scoped. I have recently had a CT of my sinuses and a culture done. Everything is negative, but the smell persists. I have also seen my dentist for an evaluation and he coudn't find a clue. I have taken 2 weeks of Diflucan, 8 days pf Augmentin and 8 days of Fllagyl. My sinises have been rinsed throughly with A salt and water sinus rinse. I would appreciate any advice. The smell is sickening. Thank you for your time.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Is it a smell that only YOU can detect, or can others smell this same odor?

Assuming this is not a phantom smell (a malordour abberation that is created by the brain), you have had an impressive diagnostic work-up, have been treated, and to no avail. I wish that I could offer you some profound insight, but I cannot. My only suggest would be for you to see a second ENT opinion to see if another medical professional can possibly find the source. I am very sorry that I could not be of further help to you in this matter.

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