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i have had a sore throat on and off for a month, and tonight for the first time i could see my epiglottis. is this something to be concerned about?

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology 43 years experience
Not likely: the epiglottis cannot be seen by looking in a mirror, requires radiograph, CT scan or direct visualization by your doctor with a special instrument.

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I have had a sore throat for over 3 weeks what is wrong?

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A 25-year-old male asked:

I have had a sore throat for one week what can I do?

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A 27-year-old female asked:

What would cause an epliglottis spasm? And how common of an occurance is it? I have had a sore throat and difficulting swallowing for awhile now

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Sore throat: The epiglottis is the "trapdoor" that closes to divert food away from the voice box. If there is spasm in the voice box, it is usually the vocal cords that do it. It can be very anxiety provoking, because it feels like you can't breath. In adults, it may be uncomfortabel , but is usually not dangerous. If you have a prolonged sore throat, see a doctor. I recommend you stop smoking too.

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