Any debris or dust inhaled into the throat or lungs are usually expelled by the body within a matter of days and usually cause no problems. If the discomfort is persisting and there is no visible irritation noted in the throat on examination and no diagnosis made then it will be very difficult to predict how long this will persist or what to take to speed recovery. We would suggest follow up with your GP again and discuss referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to assess why these sensations persist. The discomfort may be related to something in the upper respiratory tract or be gastric in nature, both can lead to a sore throat and feelings of constriction, so an endoscopy may be needed to get to a diagnosis. Hopefully this will help you,
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