Posted by: miri | 2010-02-24


i had my tonsils removed about 10 yrs ago i am now 36, have a history of allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. ENT who removed tonsilis did a clean up of adenoids and commented that it looked really bad when they went in there. i dont really have a bad sinus problm now , its treatable with herbal home remedies which get the gunk out and i am able to spit it out and then its fine. Its mostly aggravated by an air con when sleeping and maybe sum pollens.

My BIG question, i am self conscious of kissin my partner as i believe that i might not know that my nose is smelling esp when i am having a sinus bout. I have no reason so supect this but i also have a fairly large nose hence when i kiss i always wonder if there is not a bad smell from my nose or even throat due to the sinus problems?

is this paranoi and if its possible what product could clear up the smell? i thought of doing a 7 day regime of saline drops 3x day? could this help maybe?

it really affects my LIFE

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Dear Miri

Please see an ENT for an examination of your nose, to exclude infection.
Ask your partner if there is indeed a smell, as you may be worried for no reason.


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