January 8th, 2012
As Few of them suggested, Passing Air through the nasal and increasing the space in there will help! So, for this some breathing techniques and Deep breathing with regular practices should give result.

I practice Ujjai breathing and we should understand that when it is coming out, we smell it. So it is good. All the washing should also help.
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replied January 19th, 2012
hello all. im 21 years old. i use to have a very bad smell from in my nose since the age of 18. 2 days ago i finally got tired of it and went the emergency room because i could not sleep. they prescribe me prednisone 20 mg tab watson and penicillin vk 500mg tab sandoz. all i know so far this is the second day on the medication and i feel like a new person. i put up with that nasty smell for over 3 years now. i have no health insurance so if any was wondering why i did not go to my doctor there's the reason. idk if this would help you guys. Only reason i posted this is because i been using this site for a while for my problems.
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replied January 29th, 2012
As a long time sufferer of nasal polyps and the odor you've mentioned, I cannot put justice to the diet argument.

My nemesis is sugar and dehydration. The infections love both! Drop your sugar consumption and drink lots of water. More than usual. Keep this up for a couple weeks and you will notice an immediate difference.

So long as you drink enough water to keep the fluids moving and lower your sugar intake, your body will be able to deal with the infections easier. It seems immunity does play a part in this but so does diet. The more sugar you consume the harder it is going to be for your body to fight infections.

May also help to mention that if you suffered a broken nose or some other trauma to your septum and/or nasal cavity that you are far more susceptible to infections in your nasal passages. I've had my nose broken twice in this regard so nasal infections are routine here.

On a sugarless diet and routine warm tea / water intake, I have to say that they are almost a non-issue only flaring up badly in naturally dry climates.

Whatever you do, make sure you are properly hydrated and your sugar intake is minimal.
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replied March 12th, 2012
Acidy taste.
I've had this bad breath/acidy taste in my mouth for almost a month now and it's been seriously getting me down, but I have noticed if I drink alot of luke-warm water through out the day it helps ALOT with both the smell and taste, plus I read somewhere that warm water helps flush out your system quicker than cold so it's a win win situation.
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replied April 17th, 2012
I have a horrible taste in the back of my throat and nose. But not the bad smell. I also get a headache when I get this horrible taste. It comes and goes but is worse during the day. I think it might be sinus related. Any ideas anyone?
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replied April 18th, 2012
I've had the same as most of your posts..a foul stench mainly from LH nostril its not a breath thing thats fine its def from the the nose.
Also when blowing a thick green mucus comes out which smells disgusting,also on sniffing it stings my sinus,
had it for a few years and dont want to get too close to people because of it..
Having a negative affect on my life.HELP.ADVICE PLEASE.
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replied April 18th, 2012
how to cure foul smell from nose
I've had the same as most of your posts..a foul stench mainly from LH nostril its not a breath thing thats fine its def from the the nose.
Also when blowing a thick green mucus comes out which smells disgusting,also on sniffing it stings my sinus,
had it for a few years and dont want to get too close to people because of it..
Having a negative affect on my life.HELP.ADVICE PLEASE.
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replied April 19th, 2012
My 2 cents
I had a good success adding a teaspoon of boric acid and 1/4 teaspoon of KOSHER salt to a cup of water, then flushing my sinuses with a squeeze bottle. (Warning! boric acid is slightly toxic, don't swallow it and drink plenty of water)It really helps if you hold your head upside-down and turn it to the side to fill your sinuses completely. Need to do so for about a month. Also watch out for tonsil stones, those might be cause/symptom of the infection. (your adenoids can also cause problems) I find it is easiest to wash tonsiliths out with a waterpik. You can use the waterpik for your sinuses too. The root cause infection is probably fungal. Bacterial infections can coexist with the fungal infection. Allergies can make it worse. Any kind of inflammation or blockage will also make it worse. Infections often occur after a severe cold. Caprylic acid as nose drops helps (may cause indigestion) but not very effective. (It serves as a mildly antiseptic moisturizer) Stuffing your nose with neosporin also helps. Bad teeth can cause problems too. Bad smell most often comes from tonsil stones, sometimes from maxillary sinuses. Frontal sinusitis can feel like a migraine.
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replied May 4th, 2012
Strange smell
I think if you have an infection, and green mucus would imply you do-beware washing out your sinuses and passing it into other parts of the sinus complex-if you are able to control your neti pot and simply wash out the infected one that may be a different matter.
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replied June 12th, 2012
Bad breath and sinus problems solved
I'm a 43 year old man who has sinus ever since I was a little boy about 3 years old. I recalled I had yellow mucus running down from my nose for as long as 10 years until I turn 14. Until these days I still blow my nose with the milky stuff on the daily basis. Though I don't taste the odor, I smell the foul odor under my nose. I did some research online and learned that Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (sold at Walmart for $1/bot) is the most effective solution to sinus and bad breath. I've been using HP for about 1 year now and it shows improvement. I would suggest all of you using Hydrogen Peroxide 3% for mouth wash and nose spray twice daily. To start off, please use 50/50 mixed with water and slowly increase the HP to 100%. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% is the most effective solution mankind can use to get rid of bad breath and sinus problems. If everyone starts using HP, Dentist and Doctors may have to find another profession to supplement their income.
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replied June 13th, 2012
Bad smell from nose
I have been suffering from this for several years. I have tried many things. I do saline rinses daily that helps a little. I have done lots of research and i think the problem for me might be a bacterial/yeast infection in the intestines. It is called Candida - please google Candida diet and you will learn more. But long story short, bad bacteria take over the gut (which good bacteria should be dominant) due to stresses/antibiotics etc... As a result there is alot of inflamation and people's symptons are different. for me it is too much mucus that gets produced. I think the foul odor comes about because the mucus gets stagnant as it is not moving fast enough and bacteria grows on it and it smells (just like stagnant water smells). I have also read of some people who were simply allergic to gluten and once they stopped, it went away. Mine is not that simple unfortunately. Please also look up the Friggy Flip Turn Sinus rinse as this can help. Definitely will remove the smell, but depending on what is causing the smell, it might come back again soon. Also try Nettle Leaf for allergies. very effective for some people.

Right now I am doing a Candida diet (no simple sugars, no gluten, no dairy, very strict - but cheat sometimes), taking strong probiotics and antifungals to kill the yeast. Taking Nettle leaf (along with the normal over the counter allergy medications), saline rines (but trying to cut down as I heard it is not good to do continuously as it does not allow good bacteria to come back), etc...

I have also heard some people the problem is because of acid reflux, but i dont think that is my problem. If you think yours is that, then try taking zantac over the counter and see if it helps.

Definitely doing these things is about 80% improvement compared to how bad it was a few years ago, but I am not 100% sure if I am down the right path. I have heard it can take a long time to cure yourself from the candida yeast.

For the person earlier who said they dropped out of school after talking to the principal. Please do research and try some of the things I mention above as I am sure something should help.

If anyone has any more advice for me, please let me know. Thanks.
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replied March 22nd, 2013
Hey there!
I just read your post. I have been having this problem for a long time. I have been to several doctors with no help. My allergist recently diagnosed me with candida. I am taking antifungal meds and doing the diet for a month now. I have not had any results though. Did this work for you? How long did it take for you to get better? Did you take nystatin or another antifungal? I take twin lab super probiotic. What type of probiotic do you take?
Please let me know. Thanks
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replied July 31st, 2012
Bleachy ashtray smell m taste
I have been experiencing this horrible bleachy/ashtray smell and taste off and on for the past 10 years. I've resorted to just goin to the doctor. I have experienced a couple sinus infections in the last month, and I think that is what brought it back. This is miserable and I jus wish it would go away. I feel like I can't enjoy life because of it. I've been saline rinsing, blowing my nose a lot, massaging my sinuses, and nothing helps. It makes me wanna go crazy! It jus comes and goes. It comes when I blow my nose, and jus leaves after my day is jus ruined. Then comes back the next morning, just the same way as it did the day before. My biggest fear is that I go to the doctor and they diagnose me with nothing, or something silly like acid reflux.
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replied July 31st, 2012
I have been experiencing this horrible bleachy/ashtray smell and taste off and on for the past 10 years. I've resorted to just goin to the doctor. I have experienced a couple sinus infections in the last month, and I think that is what brought it back. This is miserable and I jus wish it would go away. I feel like I can't enjoy life because of it. I've been saline rinsing, blowing my nose a lot, massaging my sinuses, and nothing helps. It makes me wanna go crazy! It jus comes and goes. It comes when I blow my nose, and jus leaves after my day is jus ruined. Then comes back the next morning, just the same way as it did the day before. My biggest fear is that I go to the doctor and they diagnose me with nothing, or something silly like acid reflux.
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replied September 12th, 2012
I have had this problem on and off for many years and finally something worked. To ensure nasal passages and sinuses swelling went down as much as possible, my doctor prescribed a tapering course of prednisone. 60 mg a day for 3 days then 45, 30, 20 and 10 for 3 days each. I also did a sinus rinse 3times a day and after 4 days started using Nasonex nasal spray. But that didn't fix the smell itself. The smell only went away when I thought about how baking soda is a deodorant and cleanser. So I tried adding an extra teaspoon of baking soda to my sinus rinse and IT WORKED. Remember it must be baking soda not baking powder. It might work for you if the problem is smelly mucus. If it doesn't work it might be a deeper bacterial or fungal infection.
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replied October 18th, 2012
college freshman female
I am an 18 year old college student. I first encountered bad breath my senior year of high school, I had a tooth where thr filling came out b/c my dentst did a terrible job wit the root canal. After having it removed I thought I was free from the embarrasment, shame, gum offerings and what not. However, the stinch was lesend but still there. I realized when I got to college that ot's coming from my nose. It smells like poop and garbage. It gets so bad sometimes that my roomate covers her nose when I'm not talking! I try to hold my breath but she just uses her hair or scarf to cover her nose. I get annoyed at her but I must realize that my nose smell and I cannot be mad at her.She spends the night out about 4 times a week i shockingly have friends even with the smell. I know they notice. I often gets depressed and feel like I will be like this forever. A life halotosis and post nasal drip free seems impossible. I have mucous running to the back of my throat 24/7. Therabraeth doesnt work. Green tea works for a short while. Please help me! I'm still young want to live my life stink free. I don't think I will ever have a boyfrined. /guys try to talk to me and everyone says that I;m attractive but once they get a whiff they leave me alone.
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replied November 16th, 2012
I've found some very powerful natural options

I would recommend the Rosmarinic Acid as it had the greatest effect on my infection.
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replied December 19th, 2012
Help has arrived!!!! (Hopefully)
Okay dears, I've had the same problem for over a year now. It started after I had a simple sinus infection. The infection went away, but the weird smell popped up. Everything smells and tastes terrible! Like some of you, I've found hanging upside down until I can feel the blood rush to my face works pretty good MOST of the time, but its hard to manage when you're not at home. Not to mention you look like a loon. I've gotten so desperate sometimes I will go to a public (one person) bathroom, set my knees on the sink, feet akimbo and hands on the ground (picture that will you) to simulate the blood rush feeling that magically made my problem disappear. I noticed cigarette smoke, coffee, and dark soda's are some of the most irritating smells when my nose is messed up. Neti pot helps get rid of it for a while, but if I sniff wrong or too hard or something it comes back like a vengeful ex-boyfriend. I've been on several antibiotics and steroids. I've gone to an ENT ( both he and my doctor think I'm crazy) and had a CT scan done. Nothing abnormal. I've even had a endoscopy done thinking it was my stomach or acid reflux. No such luck. I've had my thyroid checked and been checked for diabetes and just about everything else under the sun. I use to carry a tooth brush with me to scrub the very back of my tongue and sometimes that helped for a little, but my main go to has been to hang upside down. I thought I had it narrowed down to my tonsils until I suddenly had a thought! I started paying attention to what my sinus' are doing when I'm upside down and I realized my ear would pop! Ears!!!! Ears are effected by sinus infections!!! So like any of guys have desperately done, I took to the internet to educate myself and see if it could be a remote possiblity and behold! The eustation tube can remain blocked after a sinus infection! Here's the kicker! It drains into the BACK LOWER part of the NOSE and down the THROAT! I. Why didn't I think of that! (Of course the very highly paid doctors didnt either so I cut myself some slack) I've begun treating myself with peroxide in my ears for a few minutes once a day. So far, no smell, which i'm lucky, as I'm sure you guys understand, to get away without for a couple hours at most, but its lasted a whole day! I can blow my nose and sniff and no terrible life ruining smell! Reflecting, when I hung upside down I sometimes heard a pop sound, but other times I could just feeling a pressure change. Like there was less pressure in my right ear. So that's led me to my current conclusion! Same as when you hold your nose shut and blow, hanging upside down pops open those pesky little tubes behind the ear drums. The research I've done on ears tonight has said that it's common for eustation tubes to be affected by sinus infections! Some people even suffer more simply because of the shape of their ear canal! It makes pretty decent sense! The bad smell and taste (I think) is rotten drainage from my eustation tubes and it irritates the throat causing mucus and a thick post-nasal drip in the back of the throat that I find is hard to hack up. Which is often or so I thought, the cause of my predicament. Anyways, I've chalked it down to the tubes or possibly a compacted ear canal. Though I clean my ear pretty regularly, I used to use q-tips which cause said blockages and if I remember right, it was just about swimming season when this all took place almost two years ago now. I was actually set up to go to a allergist in Janurary, but if this is effective then I've found a cure that I'm sure some of my dear sympatizers will want to try! Just simple peroxide. Fill you're ear up until the loud, bubbles stop from the air being displaced and THEN.....just wait, with you're head tilted to the side (I laid down) and enjoy the fizzing sound in your head for about a minute. Then switch sides. I repeated this like 6 times. 3 times in each ear befoe bed. You'll need a rag to drain the peroxide on when you're ready to tip you're head. Apparently this is also HIGHLY effective for sore throats and supposedly stops colds before they can start. All because of those practically inpossible to reach little tubes. Now, I'm also going to try and add baby oil to this setup. Just incase my ear are some how impacted. Baby oil is the easiest way to get the gunk out. (At the worst i'll have some squeeky clean ears!) Anyways dear fed up friends, you aren't alone. Ignore those weird/ pitifu/skeptical looks you get from people when you try to explain what you're going through. It's really something that effects a persons life! I lost close to 15lbs (I'm 22 and weigh 115lbs) because everything tasted and smelt AWEFUL! Hopefully you find help in this advice. I will keep you guys updated. I was about to just settle for having this for the rest of my life, but I'm glad I didnt! Give this a try with me! I'd love to see if it helps others! The worst thats going to happen is that we'll still be hanging off the sides of our beds and such so, here it goes!

Your fellow sufferer,
Faith

P.s. Please do forgive any typos. This was all written on an iphone. Wink
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replied December 28th, 2012
I have had this smell and taste for almost two years. I have been to the dentist who continues to tell me that he does not smell anything. My doctor continues to give me antibiotics which NEVER work. I am going today to have a CT scan in hopes of getting to the bottom of this. Like several of you guys, I have tried salt & water, mouth wash, brushing, flosing etc but nothing helps. I went on vacation and was so embarrassed to talk because I felt everyone would smell it. I cant continue this way, it makes me sick litterly!!
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replied January 12th, 2013
Ive had this problem myself for 3 months.I helped a friend with his clogged drain in his basement.This foul odor is definatly a fugal infection caused by exposure to a certain fungus.Ive asked doctors only to be told that its post nasal issue.The symptoms appeared within a day and have been existant every day seince then.Now i have experienced my first sinus infection.This morning i experienced facial soreness around my eye and is sore leading up too my eye brow.This has a real life changing issue for me and now that this infection has come i need to try something.Im going to look under a microscope at that whitish yellow flem i can spit out.Good luck everybody
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replied January 20th, 2013
My problem
Hello everyone. I am also dealing with a sinus infection that has a very bad taste and smell. Literally like crap.

I thought I'd post my story and problem and hope I can get some advice.

It all started with a severe toothache from my upper right wisdom tooth.

Next day I went to the dentist and got it extracted. Turns out I need to remove at least another wisdom tooth because it's gone bad, need a root canal, a couple of fillings and a cleaning. Been a long time since I went to the dentist. Can't afford it.

The dentist said the infection was removed with the tooth, but gave me antibiotics as a precaution. Also gave me pain pills equivalent to vicodine.

The antibiotics were harsh. 4 times a day. I took one days does and called the dentist. He told me to stop taking them.

The whole time I've been dealing with extreme head aches. Mainly from my right temple. The worst head aches I've ever felt in my life. Constant. The pain pills would drug me up, but didn't help with the pain.

I went to the ER several times and they did nothing for me other than give me more pain meds.

One doc gave me a different antibiotic and I took a half days worth then decided not to continue taking them until the problem was definitely found.

Went back to the ER and demanded a cat scan on my head.

They found that I might have a sinus infection although I didn't experience any sinus problems.

Doc gave me antibiotics to take for 10 days.

When I started them, that's when I felt the sinus problems.

I finished them, the headaches are gone, but the sinus problem is still there.

It drips down my throat with a terrible taste and smell. It taste and smells like crap!

I got a nasal spray which doesn't help much.

Going to make an appointment with my Doc, then get a referral to an ear nose and throat doc and go from there.

I think the most annoying part of all this is that it's going to take about two weeks because of all the appointments.

Other symptoms is weakness, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, some vomiting and my neck and lymph nodes feel a little swollen.

Thanks for reading.
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replied February 2nd, 2013
HELP
Don't know what to do! My left, top wisdom tooth is popping through and the gum is abcessed. I am also having trouble with the nore and left nostral it has been sore, swollen and nasty green snot coming out. I got antibiotics from the dentist but its not helping. I also have this pressure on my eye and ear it hurts so bad...what can I do! Please any suggestions are welcomed! I've read the previous posts but Im not sure exactly what to do!
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