A 27-year-old female asked:
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can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe? and can it be viral?

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Dr. Victoria Wang
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause bad breath and mucus - feeling like it is stuck or dripping into the back of your throat. If your symptoms are chronic, that is, having lasted for more than 3-4 weeks, it is less likely to be viral and more likely to be there because of a bacterial or fungal infection. Also underlying allergies are often a contributing factor to the development of sinusitis.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis can cause the symptoms you mentioned but once it is chronic it is no longer viral. For best management of your symptoms, consult an ENT or allergist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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