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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Weird smells especially at night

10/27/2009

Question:

Last night, I was awakened by an odd smell of ? like raw sewage, with smell/taste ( I am guessing) back of throat, and in mouth. I do not have dental problems.I have had something similiar to a allery of sorts since March 2009. Taking the OTC meds without any relief. Never experienced before. would appreicate some thought on this matter. thank you. had couple of rx sprays in past year to rememdy w/o results. this past year have had several health issues, included in that, detoxing off prescription meds.

Answer:

Odd odors in the nose and mouth could be caused by sinus disease or tonsil stones. An evaluation by an ENT physician can help to tease out the cause.

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Response by:

Lee   Zimmer, MD Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati