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Hi, for several years now I have been getting this very aweful smell/taste in my nose and mouth. Kind of a musty/metallic smell. It usually happens when I sniff too hard ( and clear out the one nostril) It is only one nostril and it seems when it is clear.. I get this and it will go away but sometimes not for days. When that nostril is a little stuffed up I wont have the problem. But as soon as it is clear or I cough. it happens.
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

The most likely cause of this is;

Nasal polyps or

Sinusitis.

You may get an MRI and endoscopic exam of sinuses to confirm the diagnosis.

This may need a course of antibiotic or minor surgery for the eradication of the problem and prevent recurrence.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is is possible to have sinusitis for 10 or more years?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps can be for years.

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