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What does it mean when you have a bad smell coming from your nose
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Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I just red through your question.

Often it could mean the beginning of infection, most commonly in the sinuses.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Could you tell me the best way to get rid of it. I been going through this a long time but the doctors never know what's the problem
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago

It would depend on what you've tried already. My first line treatment is to use a nose spray, like flonase.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I use that
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Great. Next I would consider trying an antibiotic

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What kind of antibiotic
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago

For sinuses I typically start with Zithromax. It doesn't work for everyone, but it is the most effective antibiotic I've used for this.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Could you tell me about Zithromax
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago

It is in the class of antibiots called macrolides and is typically used for bacterial upper respiratory illnesses. It is taken once per day for 5 days, so that also makes it one of the easier antibiotics to take.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago

You are very welcome.

Good luck

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Please do not forget to leave a rating.

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Is Azithromycin the same as the other medicine you was talking about
Doctor: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 10 months ago
It's the same thing
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