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A 75-year-old male asked:

can chronic sinusitis with inflammation only but no mucous cause upper back symptoms that respond to nasonex or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
chronic sinusitis: I can see having base of skull pain from chronic sinusitis but not upper back pain. This is probably not related.

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