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Perrysburg, OH
A 33-year-old female asked:

I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and i felt drained. now sinuses are ok but i still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. i've tried a neti pot, mucinex, zyrtec and flonase. i don't know w

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Dr. James Weekly
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
A bit more time..: Not sure whether your main complaint was congestion (inability to breathe through the nose) or facial pain/pressure. I's not uncommon for a true sinusitis to take 3 weeks or even more to clear. Saline nasal rinse is always a good choice but if symptoms persist (or worsen) may be time to see your doctor or an ENT.
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Dr. James Weekly
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Provided original answer
The post-nasal discomfort could be caused by increased or recent drainage from the nasal cavity and again should be getting better in the next week or so. If not, or if symptoms worsen, I usually recommend getting it looked at!
May 5, 2015
Last updated May 5, 2015
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