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Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience in General Surgery
Hoarseness: Does it improve during the course of the day or not? Do you smoke? Any one sick around you? Could be a variety of things causing your problem. Sin ... Read More

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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Voice: Have ENT do an endoscopy to look at vocal cords. Could have laryngomalacia, acid reflux. Mucosal lesion less likely.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Hoarseness: Hoarseness is caused by anything that irritates the vocal cords -- post-nasal drip, viral infection, polyps, screaming, singing, smoking, etc. -- voic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Find the Cause: Hoarseness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You must first diagnose the cause of the symptom to find the treatment for it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Dr. Ravi Samy answered
25 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Herbal tea: Each throat professional has their own particular favorite. I often recommend herbal tea with honey.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 las ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Anything: 11 month old with these symptoms could have anything including: pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infection, simple cold or viral illness. This baby needs ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarse: It can last 2-4 weeks---see ENT if persists.
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