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smelly blocked nose + tooth abscess

I am hoping that someone can help me.

I have a blocked up nose on the right side. It is not possible to clear my nose by blowing and what mucus comes out is very smelly, thick and greenish in colour. This mucous is also running down my throat and has a horrible bitter, toxic sort of taste. The smell is the main problem and is particularly intense when I blow my nose or when I sniff out so as you can imagine it is very embarrassing.

I believe this problem is connected to a tooth abscess, first diagnosed back in March 2005, when my dentist offered to extract the tooth. I wasn’t ready just to lose the tooth and took the option of antibiotics and future root canal treatment; the antibiotics seemed to clear it up until July. Then the pain started to come back and niggled for about a week, during this time I was very busy and didn’t get round to going back to my dentist. Then a few days later after my aerobics class I noticed a horrible smell, like my feet really smelt, then I realised it was coming from my nose. From this time on I didn’t have toothache but a blocked up nose and this horrible smell, which my husband considers smells like bad drains.

I went back to my dentist and had to wait until she was back from maternity leave, during which time I had three courses of antibiotics in total from the dentist and my doctor, which didn’t cure the problem. I then started root canal treatment in September. An x ray showed there was also infection behind the adjoining back tooth, which was too heavily filled for root canal treatment so this was extracted. During this time I wasn’t in any pain from my tooth but pus was coming out from gum and the right side of my nose was still blocked. The root canal treatment eventually failed and I had a second tooth extracted in October. I hoped this would be the end of it but the blocked nose and smell remains. I have tried a further two courses of strong antibiotics which haven’t shifted it. My gum feels slightly jelly like where the second tooth was extracted, as if it is not properly cured, but is not painful in any way. The dentist has taken another x- ray and says there is still some rawness there but she thinks it is taking its time to heal.

The doctor has referred me to the Ears, Nose and Throat consultant but the waiting list is about a yearlong. My doctor, while considering it a bit odd that I am only blocked up on the side where I’ve had the abscess doesn’t seem to think there is a connection with my tooth unless the infection has breached the nasal lining, which he thought would have been clear on the x-rays. I asked my dentist about this when she took the last x-ray and her answer was it was all very close and difficult to tell.

I am getting very worried about all this and would be very grateful if anyone could recommend a remedy which might help me.
  rrhys on 2006-01-03
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Mercurius 200 2pills a day for 3 days and see if there is any improvement.
new2town last decade
Thank you very much for your reply. I am eager to try your suggestion but when I looked to purchase Mercurius there appears to be a number of different versions - is it Mercurius Solubilis that I need?
rrhys last decade
Mercurius viv (Mercury, Quick silver)

"Just like the thermometer it has given us, Mercurius cases are very sensitive to temperature changes and often take cold or become discouraged, weary and restless when the weather is too hot, too cold, too cloudy or too damp. Mercurius colds have a very sore throat and thick yellow discharges that leave nose, eyes and even ears raw and may trigger Mercurius' typical mouth problems like gumboils, a metallic taste and very, very bad breath. Odorous discharges anywhere, including profuse sweat and saliva, and the related thirst for cold drinks or beer even with a chilling fever, provide the keys to identifying Mercurius cases. A mercurial tendency to change one's mind constantly should always count toward the selection of Merc, too"
new2town last decade
Thank you. I have ordered the tablets and am awaiting their arrival. Could you advise me whether I take the two tablets together each day or space them out. Are they better taken on an empty stomach or with food? I know | should avoid coffee, pepermint and strong tasting substances. Should I also avoid alcohol? Many thanks for your help.
rrhys last decade
Take them both at the same time - an hour before /after food. Avoild caffine and other stimulants and any strong smelling perfumes etc.
new2town last decade
Your nose and smelly feet problems are caused by your dental problems.
Most dentist and doctors are unaware of the affects dental problems have on the entire body.
What your dentist has done is remove two infected teeth, but has not removed all the infected area supporting the teeth.
This infected area is known as the "periodontal ligament" ( which is ALWAYS infected with toxins produced by streptococcus bacteria living in the dentin tubules).

It is recommended that your dentist uses a slow speed drill with burr, to remove one millimeter of the entire bony socket. This will remove the infected "periodontal ligament", and the surrounding infected bone.

Please follow the below link for more information.

Dental Health Risks
At least read this first link on the page, but I suggest you read others.

God bless.
TimCam last decade
I took two tablets yesterday mid afternoon and found almost straight away that the symptoms got worse but this morning when I woke up I felt a little less blocked up and the smell less toxic. I took the second two tablets this afternoon and like yesterday my nose almost straight after was more blocked and running profusely and the smell was vey bad. I feel as if I am having a reaction to the tablets and am wondering after I take the third 2 tomorrow afternoon should I then stop or should I continue ( I have 12 tablets in the bottle. I'd be very grateful for further advice.
rrhys last decade
Stop - a slight worsening is often a sign that the body has started healing itself. wait a few days and report.
new2town last decade
If Merc doesn't help, I suggest Hepar Sulph, twice a day 30c.

For acute remedy.
Traci_London last decade
Hi rrhys, I have the same symthoms as yours, wondering if you found a cure to this?
This is the first time i ever had this smell up my nose and its really bordering me.
danylmun last decade
So did the smell finally go away? And if so, how long did it take? What did you do to make it go away? I'm having the same issue. It comes and goes.. Help!
ouch1642 last decade
Bad odour from the mouth ...points to the need for Mercurius.

It is an indication of disordered liver function...which Mercuris is capable of restoring to normal.

Try it !

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Mercurius takes care of a lot of dental problems...including spongy gums and gumboils.

If you have pre-disposition to formation of ulcers in the mouth and gumboils...need to take Borax also.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
I am facing the same problem exactly I had pulled my infected root canal teeth but horrible smell continues to come from my nose and mouth, can anybody help me in this regard, what you people had done to diagnose and solve your problem, plz help me as it had caused lots of troubles to me.
irfanyousafzai last decade

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