Our expert says:
One needs to determine which comes first, the sore throat or the sinus symptoms.
If you have nasal symptoms first (blocked nose, postnasal drip, headaches, facial pain, poor sense of smell), followed by a sore throat, you may be sufferring from chronic sinusitis with a postnasal drip. This can cause a chronic throat irritation / sore throat. This can be determined by a thorough nasal examination and possibly a CT-scan of the sinuses if your ENT feels this is indicated.
Chronic reflux (heartburn) can also cause a persistent sore throat. If you have reflux symptoms you should consult a GIT specialist.
If the sore throat is the primary problem without any other symptoms, one should consider chronic infections. You might require further investigations for this.
Your pulmonologist will be able to guide you in the right direction.
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