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how to reduce swelling of vocal cords from intubation

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Otolaryngologist: Hoarseness which has persisted this long in a 5 year old child suggests vocal cord injury or dysfunction. I recommend that your child be examined by a ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Hoarsness: Drinking warm fluids, throat lozenges might sooth & comfort but he need to see his doctor or ENT to make sure his vocal cords are ok, they mi ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Rest: Seriously! Well, actually, rest your voice. In other words, don't yell. Heck, don't even talk. Check out http://www.medicinenet.com/hoarseness/article ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Seiden
17 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Safe, but...: dexamethasone is a safe medicine when used in children for a brief course, but you need to make sure you know what you're treating. Prolonged hoarsene ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Coughing should not hury your vocal cords but I am concerned about the swelling in back of your throat. See an ENT specialist to find out what is caus ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience Family Medicine
Acid reflux: Reflux of acid from the stomach causes burning or irritation of the throat and esophagus, primarily when lying down, but rarely results in breathing p ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Chances are a nerve was injured during the procedure but most of the time it does recover! Be patient..... Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to say: Since the recovery depends on the degree of scarring you have had, it is hard to tell whether your voice will completely recovered. Having said that, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Needs evaluation: Vocal cord irritation (not trauma) is a very common issue after any intubation as the endotracheal tube physically is passed through the vocal cords s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: High reflux or laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux (lpr) is one of the most common causes of hoarseness. The strong acid that comes from the stomach can cau ... Read More

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