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A 44-year-old male asked:

Can allergies and chronic sinusitis cause excessive post nasal drip and swollen neck glands for 8 weeks? in sched for sinus surgery in 2 months.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: Both conditions can cause your problem. Do note that sinus surgery would help if you have obstruction at the sinus openings. Else you should consult an allergist prior to undergoing the surgery.
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Dr. Adam Smith
Dr. Adam Smith commented
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
You could try Afrin® nasal spray (available over-the-counter) twice a day for 2 days to help assess whether your symptoms are reversible with medicine (for example, a longer course of antibiotic in the case of chronic sinusitis, or with better allergy management with something like Claritin®, Zyrtec® or Allegra®). Your doctor can help you decide whether surgery is indicated based on your response.
Apr 5, 2014
Last updated Apr 5, 2014


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