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Hoarse voice sometimes, thyroid?

Hoarse voice sometimes, thyroid?

Yes, thyroid can: Yes, hoarseness can be associated with thyroid disease. It can also be assoxiated with other tumors of the throid and larynx. You should get your thyroid levels checked. ...Read more

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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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What causes hoarseness?

What causes hoarseness?

Hoarseness: Hoarseness is caused by anything that irritates the vocal cords -- post-nasal drip, viral infection, polyps, screaming, singing, smoking, etc. -- voice rest is the treatment of choice -- persistent hoarseness needs to be evaluated by your physician, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Does yelling cause hoarseness?

Yes: Vocal abuse, like yelling or screaming can cause hoarseness. Chronic abuse can lead to vocal nodules, also known as singer's or screamer's nodules. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Post nasal drip: Yes. If you have allergies, remember to take your medications. Saline nasal spray can be very helpful to thin mucus, making it more easy to move down the throat and decreasing throat clearing. Rest your voice while it is hoarse to reduce vocal strain. ...Read more

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Hoarseness of voice from 5 months?

Hoarse: Especially if you are a smoker, go to ENT and have him or her visualize your vocal cords. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your voice is hoarse for over a week?

Borderline problem: If your voice problem last more than ~2 weeks, it's important to get to a voice specialist so that you don't do yourself any harm by trying to 'push through' the issue. We look with a special camera that guides our discussion and plan for helping you heal the voice. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more

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Can throat thrush cause hoarseness in your voice?

Can throat thrush cause hoarseness in your voice?

Yes.: Thrush is caused by a fungal infection, usually candidia sp.., it can spread down your pharynx, and even reach your larynx, which could cause hoarseness if it is affected. Treatment is available (antifungals), see your physician, and get it treated. ...Read more

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How can I treat a hoarse voice quickly?

Voice rest: If you a professional voice user (teacher or singer), voice rest for several days or a high dose of oral steroids may help. If the voice disorder lasts for more than 3 weeks, i would strongly advise you seeing a laryngologist to make a proper diagnosis. Most inflammations of the vocal folds are virus and it takes 7-10 days to resolve. There is not much you can do to alter the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can nasal congestion make your voice hoarse?

Can nasal congestion make your voice hoarse?

It can be associated: Congestion can be caused by allergies or nasal infection. That process could affect the vocal cords causing swelling and hoarseness at the same time. Or drainage down the back of the throat could cause inflation of the vocal cords causing hoarseness. Or gastroesphogeal reflux could splash on the vocal cords or into the back of the nose causing both hoarseness and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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11mth old hoarse and chesty with temperature?

11 month old fever: You can approach this in two ways: (1) if the baby is eating well and behaving like his normal self, just continue to watch him/her; (2) if the baby seems to have any difficulty in breathing or is eating less than usual or sleeping a lot more than usual, then s/he should be checked by a doctor. Also, if the fever is > 102o, it would be good to have the baby checked anyway. ...Read more

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Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more

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Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing ?

Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing ?

See a doctor: you might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician. you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. but see a local doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hoarse throat?

What is the best treatment for a hoarse throat?

Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest.If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest.I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well.If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Yes: Treatments for hoarseness would depend on the cause. The first step would be getting an evaluation of your voice box. This can easily be done by an ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. Once the cause is determined a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

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Rest: The less you speak, the better. Make sure you don't smoke. Treating reflux can help. If this does not improve, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam. I pray you feel better! ...Read more

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Hoarse voice and hard time breathing?

Hoarse voice and hard time breathing?

Cough, hard breathin: This could be very serious. Call your doctor to be seen today or go to walk in or ER. ...Read more