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What causes foul odored post nasal drip?

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Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff

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Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: what would cause a nasal drip to taste like fishy garbage?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Sinus infection possible

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

this might be caused by bacterial sinusitis. The therapy would usually be inhaling with steam, nasal douche and adstringend nose drops/ nose spray. In some cases when this doesn't improve antibiotics can be indicated. Also i would usually rule out any polyps or otehr conditions that might add to it throungh ENT Examination.

Hope this is helping you, best regards
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Follow up: Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 3 hours later
thank you do you have any recommendations for spray or drops etc.?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Nose spray: xylometazolin or similar

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

Decongestant nasal spray containing xylometazoline or similar may be started for few days (not more than 5 days). If symptoms don't improve in those 5 days, you should talk to an ENT for other prescription drugs.

Best regards
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