I had surgery 3weeks ago and I have a bad smell/odor from the left nostril.is it Normal?? Ugh I almost spanked my dog for bobo'ing in the house but then I realised its my nose,it has that nasty fishy spoiled meat smell.any idea?this whole surgery is driving my Crazy
My Nose Has an Odor Like A Bad Smell Inside, I Had Rhino 3weeks Ago
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Without examining you this cannot be answered with certainty. It is best to have your surgeon examine you. It is possible that it is just crusting which can be treated with nasal saline spray. It is also possible to be having a healing problem or an infection. After your surgeon examines you s/he can advise you as to what is going on and how to treat it. Also, please do not blame your dog.
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While this is not unheard of it is usually uncommon and can mean several things. The key is an EXAM by your surgeon to look inside and see what is going on. It is usually from xs dried mucous or tissue that is not alive and must removed. An infection can also occur but it is quite uncommon. Using saline nasal spray may help but most often your surgeon needs to clean out your nose in the office
Saline could help, but see your surgeon too.
The smell that you describe could be related to a large number of potential problems. These may include nasal or sinus infections, wound healing problems, necrotic tissue, crusting with retained mucous secretions and retained nasal packing.
In the majority of cases nasal cleansing with saline irrigation will solve the problem. In some cases antibiotics may be helpful as well.
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As the others have mentioned, a chronic foul smell like you describe should be assessed to make sure there isn't an infection going on. Exposed cartilage, retained packing, or extensive crusting can also cause the symptoms, but an exam is in order to see what's going on.
You should see your surgeon as soon as possible for the bad odor in your nose after Rhinoplasty Surgery.
I read your concern. Since the foul aroma is only on one side, you could have an infection or retained nasal packing in your nose that may need to be addressed as soon as possible. An undiagnosed, indwelling nasal foreign body may lead to severe infection or possibly "toxic shock syndrome".
Your diagnosis could be confirmed with a fireroptic nasal endoscopy. If your surgeon is unable to perform nasal endoscopy, you should consult a reputable, certified ENT for evaluation.
I hope this is helpful for you.
Regards from NJ.
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The bad odor inside your nose after a Rhinoplasty is an infected clot or dying tissue, if your had turbinate resection. IMHO, you should be placed ASAP on intra nasal saline washes several times a day, a couple week course of antibiotics and have a thorough nasal exam to remove any residual blood clots, infected mucous or to identify the cause of the odor and infection. You should see your surgeon ASAP.
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