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A 17-year-old female asked:

Doctor said i have sinusitis. isn't sinusitis characterized by nasal blockage? i don't have any nasal blockage just coughing up mucous from lungs and troubles breathing in general through my mouth and nose

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sinusitis: sinusitis does not necessarily cause nasal "blockage", sinusitis can cause nasal discharge, cough due to post nasal drip, headache, pressure over nasal bridge
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