Had sinus/allergies as child, had balloons put in nose, recent head trauma seems to have undone. Any suggestions?

As a child I had sinus issues, had balloons put in, I am now 32 and had an atv accident a few months back with major head tauma, I started having a weird infection taste in my mouth, thought maybe tooth infection. Then realized the taste is all I can smell as well, I don't know if accident could have cause sinuses to close back, or what I should do to get relief and smell and taste again, any suggestions? Would getting balloons done again be good idea? I'm desperate...

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Had sinus/allergies as child, had balloons put in nose, recent head trauma seems to have undone. Any suggestions?

I'm sorry to hear about your atv accident!  With a history of sinus infections and a recent head trauma, you need to see an ENT again for a full evaluation.  It may be a tooth infection, but it may also be a sinus infection.  The trauma may have caused damage to the bones that make up the walls of the sinus or the openings.  I'd recommend a full exam, including an endoscopy and CT scan.

Good luck

Dr Rodman


Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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