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Mesa, AZ
A 18-year-old female asked:

i get sinus infections every other month. i am coughing up mucus daily. i get frequent headaches. is it time to see a ear, nose and throat doctor?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes. An ENT doc can take a history, appropriate x-rays, and recommend treatment.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sure: With chronicity of the infections you are having, best to get eval by the specialist. Good luck.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Would be a good idea to be evaluated by an ent.

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