Bad smell coming from son's nose...is it a sinus infection?

Nelly - posted on 10/04/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 9 month old has had a cold for about two weeks (runny nose, congestion, cough, etc.) He seems to be getting better, but today I noticed an unpleasant odor coming from his nose. He had some yellowish discharge, so I cleaned it out (suctioned) and the odor seemed to disappear for a few minutes, but now it's back again. What could be causing this? A sinus infection?

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Neva - posted on 10/04/2011

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It is possible that he has an infection, or he could have put a foreign object in his nose that is causing the odor. I would take him to his pediatrician.

Emilie - posted on 10/04/2011

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That happened to my aunt when she was a child. My grandmother tried everything to get the smell to go away and then she finally took her to the dr. and there was a small peice of a cloth in her nose she must of stuck it up her own nose and it was very far up there and it had rotted and was making a smell.

Katherine - posted on 10/04/2011

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It sounds like some kind of infection. especially since his mucous is discolored. I would probably take him in.

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