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Cure for cold and ad smell from nose

hi I am a student of university. i am suffering from cold for last two years and also running nose . few months before i get foul smell come from my nose as it is a bad smell i can t go close to my friends. i have a sinus problem and i take some antibiotics but it won t help me. please advice me how i will get cure from this especially the bad smell.
Asked On : Sun, 6 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Ishan,

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

I have gone through your query.

Based on the information provided, the fouls smell from your nose is due to a condition called Atrophic rhinitis, which in your case is secondary to chronic sinusitis.

The pus from the sinus enter the nose and cause inflammation of nasal structures leading to dryness and thick crusts from nose. The thick crusts also cause foul smell and sometimes bleeding from nose.

Treating the primary cause will solve the issue. In your case as he primary cause is sinusitis, it can be treated either by antibiotics or sinus surgery.
Meanwhile apply glycerin mixed in 25% glucose solution to your nasal mucosa to get red of the smell.
You can also use Nasivion saline nasal drops.

Steam Inhalation helps you in relieving sinusitis to some extent.

Please see an ENT specialist and take his advice on treatment and decide whether to go for surgery or medicines.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Take Care

Answered: Sun, 6 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. Foul smell of breath is caused by infection of nose
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