How can one reduce foul smell from nose? Can it be done at home? - Dr. Satish Babu K
Causes and treatment of bad nose odor
Smells have been around us since birth. Some are classified as fragrant, others as fetid, and the latter can significantly spoil our life, especially if you constantly feel them. Everyone has their own unique body odor, weighed down by the persistent smell of sweat, if you do not follow daily hygiene, but it cannot be attributed to an unpleasant smell from the nose, which is quite a rare phenomenon. What is it connected with?
Causes of the phenomenon
A stench from the nose can come when the internal cavity of this organ is attacked by many bacteria and viruses. With a decrease in the immune defense, their colonies gradually grow, the patient begins to experience discomfort and other unpleasant sensations.
It is necessary to seek the advice of a specialist as soon as possible in order to find out with him what triggered the growth in the number of bacteria and take measures to eliminate them.
Doctors distinguish three groups of diseases that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including the smell of blood in the nose, here they are:
- diseases causing heavy rot spirit;
- diseases of the nasopharynx, which rarely cause stench in the nose;
- ailments affecting other systems and organs.
One of the main causes of odor from the nose is a disease called Ozena. The people also call it a fetid rhinitis. Scientists cannot fully understand what factors from outside provoke it, but they can predict its development based on congenital factors, such as a significant expansion of the facial lobe of the skull, underdevelopment of the forehead sinuses and excessive width of the wings of the nose. Ozena damages the mucous membrane of the nasopharynx and, in severe cases, damages the cartilage and bone tissue.
The situation is aggravated if a person lives in unsanitary conditions and is malnourished. In this case, the patient constantly feels dryness in the nose and an unpleasant odor, which intensifies when sneezing, when breathing becomes free for a while. With such a disease, the nasal mucosa becomes covered with dry crusts and it seems to the patient that some foreign body is present in the nasopharynx. In advanced cases, the inflammatory process affects the larynx and middle ear.
Other diseases that provoke the smell of pus in the nose and not only it include sinusitis, allergies, parosmia and rhinitis. Parosmia impairs the sense of smell due to inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. As a result of the sick chasethere is the smell of acetone and other sharp stench, which in fact is not. Another reason for the smell of acetone in the nose is stagnation of pus in the maxillary sinuses, which causes sinusitis. Such consequences can most often be observed in the chronic form of the disease.
With a fetid rhinitis, we can talk about disruption of the endocrine or digestive systems. Acetone breathing is familiar to people with diabetes mellitus and those suffering from renal failure caused by metabolic disorders.
The smell of ammonia in the nose can be felt by athletes in the shower after high-quality workouts: muscles warmed up by exertion contribute to its release from the body. Athletes who gain or lose weight by consuming large amounts of water can experience the ammonia spirit for 10-15 minutes.
The smell from the nose with sinusitis can be compared to that felt by a person who has lived in an apartment with mold for a long time. Frequent allergies and various injuries can change a person's sense of smell and cause such unpleasant consequences.
Of course, first of all, it is necessary to eliminate the cause that caused such a symptom. With sinusitis, conservative treatment is indicated, rinsing the nose with special solutions.
In the case of allergies, it is necessary to eliminate the causative agent of fetid discharge from the nose itself. In any case, you must consult a doctor and, on his recommendation, take antibacterial and antiviral agents, if necessary. But in the case of ozena, it is often necessary to make a decision about surgical intervention and correct what was created by nature.
The sooner the patient receives qualified assistance, the sooner he can return to normal life.