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Dry spot in throat for 3 days

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 18, 2007
  • 11:06 PM

I've had a dry spot in my throat for the past three days, as the topic title says. It doesn't really bother me unless I swallow. When I do so, I feel like there's a spot of dried-out skin or maybe a small protrusion on the left side of my throat very near my larynx (though I have absolutely no trouble swallowing, food or otherwise). In addition, when I swallow there's a very slight pain on the front and right sides of my throat, also near/in my larynx. Pressing down ever so gently on my larynx hurts a decent amount, and I've been coughing a lot lately. All this is coupled with jaw pain and what feels like an ear infection but is not.

I went to a doctor and for some reason he thinks it's bruxism. Sounds to me like he wasn't taking me seriously at all, because bruxism doesn't cause throat dryness or pain. I'm wondering if most or all of these symptoms are from a fever I had a few days ago (I also got back to my home state which is VERY dry), or something I should be worried about.

The main thing that bothers me is the dry spot, since that's indicative of some forms of cancer or hyperthyroidism. Is there any way I can, at home, tell if it's just something caught in my throat or somesuch? Even in the shower, where I keep the water at a good 100+ degrees, it feels dry. Tea helps a bit.

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  • I understand what you are talking about. I have had a dry spot in my throat for a couple of days now. Only mine is in the middle of my throat. Last week my left gland in my neck was very sore but it went a way after a few days. I have been taking medicine for hypothyrodism to see if that is what is causing the swelling in my feet ankles and legs that won't go away. I have been taking it for almost 6 weeks. I have seen no change. Didn't know if that could be causing it, but since I have been taking it for so long, figured not. I hope you get some answers. I am not going to try. I have had the swelling problem and every test possible and nothing is helping. So i have given up on tests and doctors.Good luck to you and others who may have this problem.
    Kim3541 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 03:41 AM
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  • Bruxism does not result in a dry spot in your throat. Only in sore jaw muscles and headache. Could it be a wart? But I guess it wouldn show up that suddenly. You need an ENT doctor to look at it with a scope. It does not neccesarily be anything serious. Good luck! About your swollen legs, Kim. How old are you? Female or male? Can you describe your symptoms better and maybe write your own thread? Maybe we can help.
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 06:54 PM
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