Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

sinus problem

hi there, I've had a cold/flu for over a week now and one of my sinuses is quite blocked and letting off a funny 'smell' in my nose. It's getting better but still not very pleasant. It's also accompanied with a foul taste in my throat. Is it nessecary to see a doctor, or will nasal spray and decongestants from the pharmacy work ok?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Jul 2010
Answers:  3 Views:  1043
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,Welcome.Although your history of complaints is just a week old you must consult a ENT specialist as you are having bacterial infection,since you are complaining of foul smell,for the proper course of antibiotics and steam inhalation.Don't take the medicines of your own.Good luck.
Answered: Tue, 11 Oct 2011
I find this answer helpful
ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
Hi Jamie,
nasal blockage is very common during Flu, but as you say its been over a week and foul smelling discharge in the throat, you might require a course of Antihistamines & antibiotics apart from Steam inhalation
Answered: Tue, 11 Oct 2011
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

  User's Response
If this is your first time with the above symptoms, and if you are feeling better, you may not take any medication besides plain steam inhalation. You may also try over the counter medication from your local pharmacy to relieve your nasal obstruction, provided that you do not suffer from any other major disease. If your sinusitis and post nasal drip continues, you may need to see a doctor for further investigation and treatment.
Answered: Sat, 31 Jul 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor