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Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
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My hyoid bone is sore only when I touch it, my ears feel full and I am known to have temporomandibular dysfunction. Any suggestions. 61 y.o male in good health. Massage helps the soreness go away. Lipitor has given me severe chondritis in my rib cartilage.


Associated sore throat?

Pain during swallowing?


Stuffy nose?

Clogged ears?


Phlegm at back of throat?

Any lump in neck?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Are you taking any medications?



Constant throat irritation and clearing?

Alcohol and smoking?




Customer: replied 3 years ago.

slight sore throat, clogged ears when I open my mouth, probable post nasal drip, about 1 month, taking plavix 75, ziac and avapro,

BP is good with meds, celexa 10 mg and rapaflo 8mg.

No lump in neck, no heartburn or nausea, never smoked and don't drink

Thanks for providing more information.
As you describe,you are suffering from last few weeks and now pain in hyoid bone so it's good to see your regular doctor for a clinical examination rather than consider wait & watch approach in your case.
Possible causes may include Pharyngitis,Laryngopharyngeal reflux,Sinusitis,Thyroid nodules.
You should do steam inhalation and saline gargles.
Also take OTC Motrin and Claritin.
Drink warm liquids.
And make an appointment with your doctor in next few days.

I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
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Thank you.

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