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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Numbness of the Throat

05/05/2010

Question:

I noticed the back of my mouth and throat feels like its numb, similar to the numbness from the dentist. It does not burn and is not on one side or the other. My throat may be slightly swollen (as in slightly harder to swallow, but with no pain)--hard to tell it may be just the numbness I`m feeling.

Answer:

This question has been forwarded by Mouth Diseases:

Based upon your limited description, it's difficult to determine if you might have an infection, or some other abnormality.  I would suggest you consult either your primary care physician or an ENT physician to whom you can provide a thorough history and who can do an examination.  Numbness of the back of the throat is not a common symptom.

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