I hate to bring this up, but have any of you ever had a prolonged smell in your sinuses? I felt pretty good there for a few weeks and it came to a screeching halt in July. I ended up have the sweats which I blamed on the heat. Then I got a cold/sinus infection with purulent discharge and was on Biaxin for 2 weeks.
The past 3 weeks or so I have had almost unbearable sweating that is above and beyond what I would have thought weather would do. I also figured I was in a flare as I had the tendonitis, swollen salivary glands etc, low grade fevers. I just changed over about 1 week ago from the syringe nasal irrigations to the Neti pot(which I just love) and I wondered if the neti pot and powder could have stirred up things down deep in the tissues of the nasal pasages and sinuses.
I also had infection in my salivary glands etc. This was pretty bad and I finally took in a sputum culture and am awaiting the results of it. However, the smell and taste in my sinuses comes and goes and I would describe it as the odor of "road kill". I know that sounds grossa but it is more than the purulent smell. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it.
I have also used Alkalol with my neti pot and that tames things down a lot. The other thought I have had it that my IVIG may be working and bringing all these infections up and out of the sinuses---which would be a good thing if it is true. I am not having much colored mucus at all so it is rather interesting to say the least.
Also, I have the sludge that drains out of my maxillary salivary gland and I was wondering how bad infection has to be before they remove that gland. This has been going on for several years but never shows up when I am in the docs office. Any info would be appreciated. Sorry about the graphic topic. Irish