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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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