Bad smell in nose after rhinoplasty

Bad smell in nose after rhinoplasty

Why the inside of my nose smells bad after rhinoplasty?

Feeling of bad smell inside of the nose during the first two weeks or first month after Rhinoplasty is usually due to secretions and remained clots from the surgery and can be corrected by washing the inside of the nose by serum.

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If the bad smell of the nose persists for more than 3 months, other causes can be considered. The main reason of the bad smell after rhinoplasty is remaining of non-dissolvable or permanent stitches inside the nose which causes a very fine pathway inside the nasal cavity space and subcutaneous space for microbes to enter and cause small microscopic infections and bad smell.

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These small infections do not cause additional problems more than this bad smell. The treatment is the frequent washing of the inside of the nose with serum and periodic use of antibiotics under the physician’s supervision. As the time passes and with the help of natural defense system of the body, this problem will be fixed automatically.

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Other rare causes of bad smell inside the nose after rhinoplasty is remaining of the external thing like tampon or splint inside the nose. Therefore it is highly advised to the patients to be examined by their own surgeon.

There are also very rare reasons like infection due to permeation of the nasal mucosa under the nasal skin, sinus infection after surgery or infection of the internal structure of the nose.

All the above-mentioned problems are curable and there no reason to concern.

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10 common questions about Rhinoplasty bad smell

1Why does my nose smell bad after rhinoplasty?
This nerve, which contains specialized receptor neurons, is anatomically designed to recognize odor. When the scent molecules reach receptor neurons, it triggers our sense of smell. After a rhinoplasty or septoplasty procedure, the nasal passages will be inflamed, thus reducing airflow into the nose.
2Why do I have a bad smell in my nose?
Phantosmia can develop after a respiratory infection or a head injury. Conditions such as Parkinson's disease, brain tumors, or inflamed sinuses may also trigger phantom smells in your nose. ... For others, treating the underlying cause of phantosmia may help eliminate the bad smell sensation
3What is the smell after surgery?
The first is that after surgery, you are likely in a sling or, at the very least, less able to move your shoulder. You also may be bandaged. I suspect that has changed the bacteria that live on your skin, which is what causes body odor (sweat itself has an inoffensive odor in absence of bacteria).
4Do you lose your sense of smell after rhinoplasty?
One week after open rhinoplasty, anosmia was present in 87.5% of our patients, and the rest exhibited moderate to severe hyposmia. In other words, almost all the patients were anosmic shortly after open rhinoplasty. By postoperative week 6, however, anosmia had downgraded to mainly mild to moderate levels of hyposmia.
5Can you taste food after rhinoplasty?
Some temporary decrease or alteration in the sense of smell or taste is typical after surgery. This is, again, secondary to disruption of some nerves in the nose during surgery. These changes will begin to improve within the first 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure.
6Can a nose job cause sinus problems?
One has to be aware however that scars and loss of mucosal-sensation can also give the feeling of a “blocked nose”. The main risks of autogenous transplants are dislocation and resorption, while alloplasts can cause infection and extrusion. ... The risk is higher, when sinus surgery and rhinoplasty are combined.
7Why does my nose smell like wet dog?
You smell your dog (or anything, for that matter) when different molecules hit the olfactory sensory neurons in your nasal cavity. Dog smell -- the funky kind -- comes from yeast and bacteria that take up residence in Fido's fur.
8How does the nose affect taste?
Here's how it works: While you're chewing, the food releases chemicals that immediately travel up into your nose. These chemicals trigger the olfactory receptors inside the nose. They work together with your taste buds to create the true flavor of that yummy slice of pizza by telling the brain all about it!
9How do you cure a smelly nose?
Some over-the-counter (OTC) medications may also help treat conditions that can cause a bad smell in the nose. OTC medications include: Nasal decongestant spray: This can help shrink inflamed nasal passageways and increase sinus drainage. Most nasal decongestant sprays are useful for 3–4 days.
10What does cancer smell like?
Many studies have concluded that cancer has a distinct smell. Dogs can be trained and electronic noses programmed to recognise cancer by smelling patient samples, but there is still no certainty about what exactly causes the smell.

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  1. أسباب رائحة الأنف بعد عملية التجميل وطرق علاجها says:

    Why does the inside of my nose smell bad after rhinoplasty?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      The main reasons of the bad smell of the surgery is remaining of non-dissolvable or permanent stitches inside the nose which causes a very fine pathway inside the nasal cavity space and subcutaneous space for microbes to enter and cause small microscopic infections and bad smell.
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