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

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

8

0

1

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?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Neva - posted on 10/04/2011

269

11

80

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.

3 Comments

View replies by

Katherine - posted on 10/04/2011

65,420

232

5195

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

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms