Nasal Mucus Is Green And Very Smelly In Young Pregnant Women?

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Good evening, I am a 24-year-old woman and thank God I am 10 weeks pregnant in the UK, before that I had a history of sinusitis based on CT Scan results and was declared to have bilateral maxillary sinusitis, ethmoidal and left sphenoidal sinuses and was advised by an ENT doctor for surgery, but this I canceled it because I didn’t experience any symptoms that interfered with my daily activities so I only took the medicine recommended by the doctor and my condition improved. Now when I was declared pregnant I started to feel the same symptoms even worse, where from my nose and throat I emitted a green and foul-smelling discharge, it really interfered with my activities. (Before I also had cavities which were very bad and at that time the doctor recommended to remove the tooth but I refused because I was afraid and felt the tooth did not hurt), my question… What should I do with my current health condition since I am in a state of pregnancy, which I know to take medicine, do sinus surgery, or tooth extraction during pregnancy is not allowed because it can affect my fetus… And if I wait until I give birth what should I do so that my health condition does not worsen and interfere with the development of my fetus??? Please explain

1 Answer:

Hi Nadhila,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Sinusitis is a disorder in which the sinus cavities located behind the nasal cavity, cheekbones, and forehead bones become inflamed. This cavity initially serves to humidify the air that enters the respiratory tract and also as a place for sound resonance. However, when inflamed, there can be a buildup of pus and fluid in it, so the patient can feel very disturbing complaints, ranging from nasal congestion, smelling bad breath, headaches, facial pain, bad breath, nasal sounds, repeated nosebleeds, fever, and so on.


Inflammation of the sinus cavity can be triggered by a viral or bacterial infection. This inflammation can also occur due to secondary effects of rhinitis, nasal polyps, deviation of the nasal septum, tumors of the nasal cavity, or the spread of infection, for example from cavities in the upper teeth, middle ear, throat, and so on.


It's true, taking medication or taking medical action while pregnant must be done with careful consideration because it can have an effect on the safety of the fetus in your womb. Therefore, you should directly discuss the best treatment with your doctor, namely an ENT specialist and also a dentist. By evaluating your condition directly, of course the doctor can determine the best treatment, not only for you, but also for the safety of your pregnancy. This treatment can be done, for example, through the provision of temporary drugs that can relieve your complaints, while waiting for the time of delivery to arrive. That way, your quality of life will be better because it is free from symptoms.


In the meantime, you should first take the following steps so that the complaint does not worsen:

Avoid exposure to allergens or respiratory irritants, such as cold temperatures, dust, smoke, cigarettes, animal dander, pollen
Don't scratch your nose too much
Regularly brush your teeth and then rinse your mouth with salt water
Not cleaning cavities by pricking them (for example using a toothpick)
Use a mask when in a dirty and polluted environment
Keep the living environment clean and good air circulation
Regular rest
Eat more foods rich in vitamin C

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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