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foul taste in mouth and throat

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  • Posted By: kev23a
  • December 23, 2010
  • 03:00 PM

Hi, I have had a heavy cold for nearly a month now, about a week ago i noticed that my sweat smelled really bad,and about the same time i started to get this foul smell in the back of my mouth/throat. I noticed this after leaning forward or bending down (tying shoelaces).
i am bringing up a greeny yellow phlegm and the smell is similar. I have asked friends if my breath smells and they all say it doesnt.
my doc says it could be a hiatus hernia but this taste is not acidy, it is just foul. Any ideas please.

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  • I think that smell sometimes happens at the end of a cold. I don't know if it's bacteria geting into the mucous or what. If you think you're getting pneumonia or otherwise think something has gone wrong then you should see a doctor again. But other than that it seems like if you get enough sleep and stay hydrated, warm, and well fed then it ought to go away. I think the reason that you can smell it even though no one else can is that your mucous membranes are all moist from the cold, and so you have an extra perceptive sense of smell. Also, you're probably extra aware of it because it's always around you. I don't understand about the sweat, though. Maybe when you sniff the sweat the moist air is enhancing your smell receptors, causing you to better detect the odor coming from your sinuses? Good luck; get better!
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 23, 2010
    • 05:19 PM
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  • For the cold:Put some eucalyptus oil where you will inhale it. For example, put a little on each end of your pillow each night before sleeping.Avoid sugar.Keep warm.Consume fruits rich in vitamin C.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 24, 2010
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