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Can a sinus infection lead to pneumonia? This hack cough developed

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Can a sinus infection lead to pneumonia? This hack cough developed a few days after sinus congestion. I get quite a bit of chest congestion and wheezing that increases throughout the day. Low grade fever (never over 100) and sharp pain under clavicle and shoulder after coughing. Coughing up mucus that is white to yellowish. Do I need to go in for a chest x-ray?
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Yes
It can lead to pneumonia.

It is best to first have the exam.
Then an x ray can be considered.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What would be an appropriate amount of time to wait to get exam/X-ray?
None.

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