Can a stinky nose be cured?


The complete cure of a smelly nose cannot usually be achieved because the genetic predisposition or most other causes cannot simply be "removed". However, there are now a large number of therapeutic approaches that can at least significantly alleviate the symptoms of the smelly nose.

Moisturizing the nasal mucous membranes

First and foremost is the consistent attempt at that Nasal mucosa keep moist. To do this, be oily drops in the nose (e.g. Coldastop) or also nasal sprays fortified with salt recommended. Also can be a regular Inhalation with salt water (e.g. Emser brine) help to moisturize the nasal mucosa.

Nasal ointments (e.g. Bepanthen®) can be used for this purpose. It is also important for the mucous membrane to have sufficient moisture that those affected drink enough (i.e. at least 2 to 3 liters per day) and, if possible, stay in rooms with humidified indoor air.

Vitamin intake

They have a positive effect on mucous membranes in general Vitamins A and Vitamin E. and zinc, which is why these three should be taken in addition to normal food (the quantities in it are not sufficient) if you have a smelly nose, because so the Regeneration of the nasal mucosa promoted and at the same time theirs fprogressive degeneration stopped becomes.

Removal of the crusts

If the incrustations interfere, this can be done either mechanically or with the help of a so-called Nasal douche removed, whereby the Breathing easier again falls. These measures should be taken by a doctor, preferably one ENT doctor, be performed.

Surgical intervention

In extreme cases, sometimes only one Operation remedy create.

  • During this procedure will be small pieces of cartilage into the nasal cavity planted. This is intended to reduce the size of the nasal cavity, which prevents the odor-causing germs settle and barks form.
  • Another possibility is that artificial creation of a corridor between the oral and nasal cavitieswhat should do that saliva gets inside the nose and this like that moisten can.

These operations usually take care of one years of freedom from symptoms or at least theirs significant relief.


In addition, of course, as far as possible, triggering factors avoided become. Under no circumstances so should continued to use decongestant nasal drops become and any Injuries to the nose should be prevented.