Bad Odor In Nose

Some people complain of a sensation where they experience a rotten or feces smell in the nose. The cause may be varied such as a sinus infection, nasal polyp, postnasal drip and tonsil stones.

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I have a laryngopharyngeal reflux. Why is there a bad smell coming from my nose for the past four months?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know the other possible reason for the bad smell coming from my nose. It has been there for four months. I already went to an ENT doctor, who diagnosed me with laryngopharyngeal reflux and gave me antibiotics and PPI. After two weeks, the smell was still there, so I decided t...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.Do not worry. Let me tell you, bad breath in the mouth can be due to the following reasons: Smoking, pan, and snuff use. Stomach disorders like acidity, constipation, and gas formation. Jaundice or liver problems...  Read Full »

My girlfriend has recently noticed a foul smell coming from my nose. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend has recently noticed a foul smell coming from my nose. It is hard for me to tell, but she says the whole room will smell like that in the morning. I sleep with my mouth closed. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have mentioned the foul smell coming only during exhalation of breathing. I want to ask you a few follow-up medical questions to know your medical history related to it. For how long have you had the above problem? How have you test...  Read Full »

I am having thick postnatal drip. What can i do to cure this?

Query: Hello doctor, I had thyroid fever two years back and experienced similar discomfort; the doctor had prescribed Omeprazole. I have been experiencing a thick postnasal drip from the mid of this year, which makes me cough out so hard, but no phlegm has come out. I lost my sense of smell and taste when ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. Sorry for such discomfort you are having. It is a long history of medications you have mentioned. Coming to your symptoms, it points towards probably laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Symptoms of LPR include the following: 1) Like something s...  Read Full »

I am 53 years old, and I have had severe halitosis since my teenage. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 53-year-old. I have had severe halitosis since I was a teenager. I have been to so many different doctors and specialists, but no one has been able to help. The smell comes from my nose, so the odor can be smelled when I am not even talking. I had balloon sinuplasty, which made my...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have studied your SIBO case report in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Therefore, I can help you with multiple strategies to combat the bad breath you suffer from y...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bad nose smell?

Query: Hello doctor,Why do I have this bad smell coming from my nose? It is embarrassing. People around me smell it all the time. I do not have my mouth open and people smell it soon as I walk in the room. What is it?   Read Full »

Dr. Subhadeep Karanjai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The first thing that comes to my mind is a disease called atrophic rhinitis. Here, the mucous membrane and structures inside the nose shrink and the nasal cavity is filled with crusts, which get infected and smell. In this condition, the patient has decreased sense of s...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for chronic cough with bad smell in mouth and nose in a small kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years old. He has been coughing for more than two months now. He coughs every time he wakes up from sleep and whenever his back would sweat. The cough starts dry then would eventually sound thundery with phlegm. He also gets irritated with his nose sometimes. I could smell f...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your 2 years old baby has been suffering from cough for more than two months and you could smell bad smell from his mouth and nose. Chronic cough with foul-smelling can result from any respiratory tract inf...  Read Full »

Along with flu symptoms, I have a foul-smelling greenish discharge from my nose. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Seven days back, I had flu-like symptoms with very mild fever (max 99 degrees) and little body ache, which lasted for a day or two. However, I did not get any sneezing or cough to date. At present, there is no fever. But after then, my right nostril is consistently producing foul-smel...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You defaulted on the course and dosage of Augmentin 625. It was supposed to have been taken thrice daily for at least five days. With the regimen that you made, I doubt if any bacteria would have got killed, but you would have most probably resulted in a resistant st...  Read Full »

Why do I smell feces when there is nothing around?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad faeces smell coming from my nose when I breathe. What could be all possible causes? Nobody around me feels that smell and that is how I got to know that it is from my nose itself. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bad smell during breathing could be due to various reasons. Let us see those one by one. Malignancy: an intranasal (inside the nose) or intraoral (inside the mouth) malignancy can produce foul smell, that can be perceived as faeces smell by the nose. Malignancy can ...  Read Full »

Can continuous use of nasal spray cause sinus odor?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with a sinus odor problem for years. I am a fair online researcher and I have been shocked by how unique my problem seems to be. The odor varies in strength and seems to disappear and return over time. I have seen numerous ENT specialists over the years and with the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may have atrophic rhinitis due to long use of intranasal sprays. Do you have any hard crest inside your nose? What about your smell sensation? Please send me your CT scan. For more information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online -->  Read Full »

A foul smell comes out of my nose. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a serious oral problem for 9 years or so. I am now 19. I have had this metallic taste in my mouth and white tongue, no matter how much I scrap and scrub. Some foul smell comes out of my throat. My mouth can be close yet this smell still seems to get out most likely through my nose....  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Foul smell is formed by bacteria. So, it is seen in conditions where they are residing for a long time. Normally our nose and throat have commensals and they get washed away by our normal secretions of the nose and throat. Bad smell in nose is seen in conditions like, a...  Read Full »

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