Hi, I have been sick for the last week or so with headaches, sinus-aches, nasal drainage down the back of my throat causing stomach upsets, and loads of other symptoms related to a cold. My question for you is: Mostly my nose is not running except down the back of my throat, but occasionally I will sneeze and it's a very gross, foul-smelling, bloody, lumpy discharge. It is somewhat clear. I have had siusitus in the past, so I am not really worried about a little bit of blood. My concern is the foul-smelling drainage. It seems to be stuck in my nose and mouth, making me gag occasionally, it's that bad. I am strongly against taking antibiotics for a viral infection, and the doctor here seems to be very much so pro-antibiotics. For this reason, I have not gone to the doctor yet. Should I be concerned about the putrid smell? All I can imagine is rotting flesh or something up there causing this. Should I be concerned or stick it out and just let my own defenses fight this off?
I am only new to this forum, so it couldn't have been me that you remember answering. I looked through most of the other forums and couldn't find anything relevant. Maybe you could direct me to the question that you remember answering that sounds relavent.
I am avoiding going to the doctor, because they push antibiotics on me. I want to know if I can use an alternative method to heal, or does the foul-smelling discharge mean that I have something that can't heal without an antibiotic??
No answers, but today I have woken up, with my sore throat gone and the smell is gone as well. I think what ever infection it was, my body has been fighting it off naturally. I'm glad I could do it without antibiotics! I'm not out of the woods yet, I starter coughing up some gross stuff from my lungs. I didn't even think anything was down there.
If you are getting the taste as well, you haven to make your own decisions about the antibiotics. Keep up your fluids. I hate drinking water when I'm sick, but forced myself to keep on drinking regardless of my sore throat. Good Luck Ciarao!
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