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bad smell from nose - help me please

Hi,
  I not sure what it is I have, but I know I have it, don't know how to solve it, hopefully some solution will arrive soon.

  When every I inhale air through me nose, my upper throat dries...I can feel the air drying my throat.  Is this normal?

  One side of my nose is always congested, no matter what I do, it is freeing up.  
I don't see any other symptoms. Also CT scan showed that I am normal.  But the bad smell is killing me.

I believe I have a bad smell coming out of my nose, because I see a lot of people, covering their nose once I walk by or stay in a room.  

Very hard, please let me know if anybody have this symptoms...how you solved it.
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From your description, the most likely diagnosis is atrophic rhinitis.  It is characterized by progressive nasal mucosal atrophy, nasal crusting, a bad odor and nasal congestion.  Normally, the nose warms and moisturizes the air that passes through it.  With this condition neither of these functions occurs and inhaled dry air remains dry, just as you have experienced it.  The cause of this condition is unknown, but, in some instances, treatment can reduce the symptoms.  One approach is surgical to replace the mucus membrane and/or reduce the cavitary size of the nose.

You should seek consultation at a medical institution, which has had extensive experience in treating this condition.  One such institution is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Successful treatment of this condition could change your life.
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I have the same problem.  I'm in highschool and it's almost been a year since I had it.  It's RUINING my life.  I went to see an ENT after months of being on antibiotics, decongestants, and nasal sprays that didn't work.  I recently had endoscopic turbinate surgery for my inflamed something, I can breathe much better now but the smell is still there.  Does anyone know if Therabreath Sinus Drops work?  Please e-mail me at ***@**** if you got cured of this or have found a cure.  I'M DESPERATE.  HELP ME. =(
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Hi,
I have had the same problem also for two years. I have been to many doctors but they seen to think that I am crazy.  So, I decided to try things out for myself. I got a sinus rinse kit from the local pharmacy. You can also get these at Wal Mart pharmacy's. Also, I noticed that if i ate foods with sugar or milk products these would make the odor flare up. So I try to avoid these types of foods. But when I dont avoid them I smell poop all the time and smell like it. When you use the sinus rinse kit be sure to use sterile water. You can buy some or boil your own at home. Also I take some chlorophll tablets daily.  And when you brush your teeth try to brush back as far as possible.  I even take a clean wash cloth and wet it with peroxide (not the entire towel just the part you are going to use) and after that I then  use mouth wash on the towel and I wash the back of my tongue and throat area as far as I can reach with my finger. I also clean my entire mouth with the towel. Afterwards rinse with peroxide and mouth wash.  hope this helps.
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Does those things eliminate the smell?  I smell like poop, something burning, and other stuffs.  I stink up the whole room and everyone is coughing and stuff.  I want something that will help me eliminate it.  Thanks for your suggestion though.  
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The whole smell thing started for me when tried to clean back of the throat.  One afternoon, I decided to put my index finger and thumb way back into the mouth and clean.  From then on, I been experiencing the bad smell through nose.  Actually when I clean my nose, it smells bad.  I also heard, (people talk beind me) that bad breath smell from nose.  I been to doctors and ENTs and dentists.  I even removed my 4 wisdom tooth.  They all think I have something inside me making me think that.  I also stink up the room, don't know how to solve it.  Hopefully Valdez, solution will work.

Also do you smell poop or somebody mentioned it to you. Also does the crust produced from the nose smells like poo?  By the way how did the smell problem started for you guys?

do you guys experience the dryness in the throat when you guys in heal air?

When you turn on AC/heater in side car and focus it straight to your face, and take a long trip, do you usually get cold like instantly affected by
bronchitis or some sort of cold?

by the way I am same person as umm_, I forgot my password.

Thank you for keeping in touch.  Let us try to solve this problem together.


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My first recollection of it was when people started saying it was stink.  People around me were saying it stunk and at first I thought it was my breath.  A week later, it still was going on so I tried to solve it by using mouthwash.  The problem is that I used an excessive amount of mouthwash only to find out later it makes the smell worse.  Now, not only people two to three feet away can smell it, now the smell exponentially multiplied and I stink up the whole room which is embarrassing.  People far away is coughing and touching their nose.  At first I could kind of smell it myself but not anymore.  Everywhere I go, I hear people commenting it smells like ****, someone stinks, smells like something burning etc.  I hear it everyday even at school, students saying it and adults.  The students didn't surprise me but when I hear adults say it, It brings me down even more.  I didn't realize how rude and inconsiderate people can be.  My life is now ruined.  I turned into a hermit and I will have to find a job soon which is going to be hell for me.  My parents thinks it's a joke and they are somehow immune to the bad smell.

Keep me updated, thanks.
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Hi everyone,
I went to a party over the weekend and I had some alcoholic beverages and the odor started coming back while I was at the party. But after I got home later and cleaned my nose and mouth it was not so bad. I am beggining to think that it has something to do with what I eat and drink. I am not for sure but I used to think it was sinus but it is not that. The sinus rinse really helps me and when I run out of those little packs of salt which comes in the kit. I use regular table salt (make sure it is not iodized or it may or may not burn your nose or irritate it , it is to strong for me ) about a pinch or two to 8 ounces of water three times a day. I was talking to someone in GNC and they said that you can add a drop of essential oil to the rinse just dont add more than that. So I got some peppermint oil. I put 1 drop in 8 ounces of water and it was strong to me so I made some( I used 2 drops but you could try less first)  up with a gallon of  water and 2 tablespoons salt and it was nice. I even used the peppermint oil ( one drop) on a wet towel to clean my tongue and throat  after I use peroxide to help kill the germs and it really helped me some but I have to maintain good hygiene and use the nasal rinse at least twice a day if i can three and cleanse my mouth.  I read somewhere online where you can use eucalyptus oil in the rinse but it has to be very diluted. I have not tried this yet so I dont know. Oh when you do the nasal rinse be sure that you let it run down into the throat while rinsing out the nasal area this is important, the kit will explain how to do this when you purchase one.
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Lol. I have this disease for more than 40 years. I thought that it was a "gipsy curse" or something similar because I didn't know that many others have it.

In my case, the foul smell has been coming in in certain years with periods when I didn't smell too bad. In these short periods of relief of bad smelling I had the chance to find girfriends and socialize for a while.

One day I read an article in the Washington Post in 1999. The title was "Clearing the Air About a Rare Disease".

In the article is mentioned that "researches from around the world gathered at the National Institute of Health for two days with McNeil and other patients". It was the first conference about rare diseases, including "trimethylaminura" (fish malodor syndrome).

This kind of disease which cause bad odor for sure affect the person and people around, so, it says that in 1997 scientists identified a gene that marks the disease, proving it is a hereditary condition. Nevertheless, it was presented as well in 1999 that such diseases can be caused by damage to the liver.

Bad news: as far as 1999, there is no cure.

However, in the conference it was shown that this kind of diesase can be limited to about 75% of patients who try a specialized diet.

Then no surgery is necessary, neither antibiotics and similar methods which were found as causing no cure and neither a relief.

The article gives lots of failures in different kinds of surgeries to eliminate the bad odor in patients from removal of teeth to removing of sweat glands and more. Neither antidepression drugs worked to solve at least in part the bad odor symptoms.

What the article suggests is that the knowlegde of the existence of this kind of disease must be exposed to the general public, and I agree with this because I am a clean person but the rest of people think that I never brush my teeth or take a shower.

A rough estrimate of 1 percent of the world population suffering this disorder implies lots of people, and the article includes examples of how many of the people who suffer of this condition opt for early retirements, jobs where they are practically working without the contact with other people, etc.

Well, as some of the posters here have found out already, changing their diets might help in part to relief partially from bad odors. Unfortunately, the article mentioned that in US not many doctors are aware of this disease, so doctors cannot make referrals to research and found out what kind of diet is the best in each case, I guess in US doctors mostly prefer to use drugs in patients.

I have the copy of the article but I don't know how legal is to transcript it here. If someone can "pay" to copy it and post it here will be great for you and I as well. The Washington Post article was published  on Sunday, April 4, 1999, Page CO1. Its author is Avram Goldstein, a Washington Post Writer.

The title of the article is "Clearing the Air About a Rare Disease. Conference Examines Malodor Syndrome.

Let me tell you why thgis article was very useful for me in several cases. Most of the people are not interested at all about our condition as long we stay away from them, but I had to visit a therapist for a while for bak pain. I took the copy of the article and I gave it to the therapist to let him know that I am a clean person but my bad odor is caused by a disease. He understood.

I guess that your teachers and supervisors might understand better if they know about your condition. Maybe the chances to find love increases as well. In my case, I got married and I have children. Like a poster above says that it appears that his parents "don't feel his bad odor", somehow some people get accostumed to it and tolerate you more. But remember, they do feel your bad odor but the foul smell is somehow lesser for them.

I had so many projects which became dreams alone because this disease, however, I'm glad that the disease have been at least recognized and this means that someone cares. I'll hope that in the future a cure is found for it.
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HI EVERYONE I WAS FLIPPING THROUGH PAGES AND CAME ACROSS THIS ONE AND DELPLETED HOPE REMINDED ME OF ME.EVERYTHING HE SAID HE WENT THROUGH BELIEVE ME I HAVE BEEN THERE IT IS LIKE A CURSE I OFTEN ASK WHY ME.I TRY SUGARFREE GUM,HOME REMEDIES,NASAL SPRAYS,BAKING SODA AND SALT AND IT DOES REMOVE THE WHITE COATING ON MY TOUNGE IT DOES CURE MY BAD BREATH,I'M JUST STARTING A COLON CLEANSING PRODUCT CALLED BOWTROL ONLY BECAUSE I'M THINKING THAT THE SMELL MIGHT BE COMING FROM MY COLON I AM ABOUT A MONTH INTO A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT AND I SEE ABOUT THREE TO FOUR BOWL MOVEMENTS A DAY AND LOST 15 POUNDS AND HAVE ALOT MORE ENERGY BUT I HADNT REALLY NOTICE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE SMELL YET BUT MAYBE WHEN I GET FARTHER INTO THE PROGRAM.IF THIS WORKS I WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT  
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I'm having a very serious problem and I need help. I think I have an uncontrolable body odor that I can not smell. At first it started from the nose and then it went to my eyes. I know there's an odor because everytime I look at people or even look up in any direction they turn away fast or fan the air. This is very hard for me because I might have mental issues cause I keep my eyes closed all the time. Can someone please help me because I'm only 15 years old and I just want to live my life again. I don't even go to school because no one wantsto be near me and it's so hard even when your family turn against you what do I do! I can tell you I'm a very fresh person and I don't smell anything from my eyes so I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm also skinny with a rather large belly. And for some reason my breath is never 100% fresh even right after I brush my teeth. Can someone please help me cause I don't know what else to do I just don't want to be hurt anymore.
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My life really ***** now. I have no idea what to do right now. I also have what all you've described above. Everywhere I go all I can hear is usually people coughing, clearing their throat, i saw rubbing their nose, hold on it and I can sense that someone's  bullying me but I just ignored it. treated as  friends looks like aware when I'm coming close to them. When I talk about this to my mother she gets angry proving that she didn't smell anything but I saw sometimes covering her nose when I get close. i think she's just afraid to spend money if I go get seeking specialyst. I insisted to find a job to support my self. No one's gonna help but OURSELVES.  I am kind of person whos lack of confidence even before, and the worse is the stinky smell coming out through my nose whenever I exhale. This really brings me down. I observed this was started 3 months ago. My job schedule starts this coming next week. Figure out what will happen right then. I am currently uses saline irrigation, 2 or 3 times/day, this decreases my mucus, and it improves my breathing process. But blockage still remains at the nostril alternately, exercise daily, diet are vegetables, no eating street foods, less meat or fatty foods for the rest. I am just concern my digestion. I always pray to God everytime before I sleep asking for a heal. Fellow sufferers, we shouldn't loses hope.
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hello i am sorry to hear you are havinh such a dificult time, here is a random idea originally started as a weight diet but with some intetesting side efects, in basic terms you reduce to a minimal the intake in carbs, don worry so much about the fats just no carbs, you can take as a base for research "atkins diet" for healt issues and guide lines and so on me, i just didnt ate carbs for a while and didnt worry about the fats, now it is very important that you know that your breath its supoused to change while you do tjis diet and not for good  but thats normal dont worry about that the important bit its comming up, the theory is that when you do this your body changes after 3 or 4 days of no carbs starts to use fat stored in your body and for some reason every time i do this thing   in the first week this really dry dark foul sticky mucus comes out of my nose that it seem to have been there for ages, its not the same situation that you have, but i do this once a year and i just touhgt somebody might want to try.
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I am a part of a humors in our town. Every employees and even customers recognizes that I am responsible for the stinks in this establishment. It's really annoying and embarassing. All that I'm doin is pretending something that I'm not in order to makes me strong.i am now messin' around i am tired of being like this i dont know know how to live normally. I wish that this was all happening during aging process. Hoping that miracle arrives. Just leave it to GOD.
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I am a part of a humors in our town. Every employees and even customers recognizes that I am responsible for the stinks in this establishment. It's really annoying and embarassing. All that I'm doin is pretending something that I'm not in order to makes me strong.i am now messin' around i am tired of being like this i dont know know how to live normally. I wish that this was all happening during aging process. Hoping that miracle arrives. Just leave it to GOD.
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hello i am a 23 year old Nigerian guy with thesame predicament. Its really driving me crazy cos i am losing my brains gradually. The bad smell from my nose made me lose friends, girlfriend and i can no longer sit next to ppl comfortably. I used to sing in a choir but stopped because of it. It is driving me to an early grave cos i feel like d whole world sees me like am disgusting please i need professional help cos i the gud boy i used to be is now dying leaving behind a drunkard, smoker who is fed up with life. Pls here is my phone numba for anyone willing to help +2348161320125
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