(ABCNEWS.GO) — For months, doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with 5-year-old Khloe Russell.
Little Khloe, of Hemet, California, had a "constant, green, runny nose" that "smelled horrific" for over six months, her mother Katelyn Powell told ABC News today. Powell, 25, said she took her 5-year-old daughter to three different doctors, an ear/nose/throat specialist and a dentist -- most of whom believed Khloe just had a sinus infection.
The 5-year-old was prescribed different antibiotics, but none relieved her congestion, Powell said.
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But this past weekend, the mystery illness was finally solved. When Khloe blew her nose, a 1.5-inch-long safety pin "popped out," her mother said.