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A 25-year-old female asked:

i've had a sore throat for about a week now and cough up milky mucus, sometimes it causes my right ear to clog. what could it be?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
SINUSITIS: Symptoms of sinusitis include:nasal congestion and obstruction, purulent nasal discharge, tooth pain facial pain or pressure that is worse when bending forward, fever, fatigue, cough, smell problems, ear pressure, and headache. These symptoms usually would be present for over a week.

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