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A 40-year-old male asked:

Xsmoker(dec9th), 6mo r. ear feels blckd, neck feels swollen(gp can't feel anything), ent 5/22, freq. clear throat. cancer? other ideas?started after severe sore throat w/white spots & bronchitis.

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. Discuss with your ent.
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