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How long does it take to recover your voice after having laryngitis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
4-12 weeks: If can take about 4-8 weeks for the voice to fully recover after laryngitis. If you are a smoker, it can take much longer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly 1-2 weeks.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
By swelling: It causes swelling and inflamation of the larynx and causes the traditional hoarseness associated with laryngitis.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Acute laryngitis by definition lasts less than 3 weeks, its origin can be infectious or non-infectious, chronic conditions are more difficult to trea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to say: No pun intended, initially. A cold lasts 10 to 14 days, and this was most likely viral, so you're still really in the middle of it. The fact your vo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Laryngitis: Everyone heals at different rates, the best way to help get your voice back when the cords are inflammed from infection is voice rest. No talking!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Check larynx : A laryngologist should see you and perform a stroboscopy to help answer this question. Most voice rest does little but, if there is a lesion on the la ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: I would suggest soothing warm liquids and honey. If you have a cough, please see your physician.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Anytime: Unless you are a singer or a teacher or any other profession where you have to use your voice a lot during the day you should not restrict yourself fr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Rest your voice, drinking plenty of fluid---tea with honey is great, Mucinex (guaifenesin) sometimes helps with mucus. If no improvement, see your do ... Read More
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