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i get laryngitis about twice a year is that abnormal i work in a profession where i need my voice how do you cure this

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
One at a time: 1) depends on how much you use, or overuse, your voice. 2) if you need your voice you must do everything necessary to protect it. Please don't smok ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Laryngitis: Larynigitis (a viral cause of acute hoarseness) is a pretty common infection. Everyone will get it, and usually more than once. For most adults they g ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be careful: As soon as possible, you will need to see an ENT doctor who has a strong interest in voice. Ent needs to visualize your vocal cords to determine if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux?: See ENT or internist to rule out a severe case of gastroesophaheal reflux which can be asymptomatic except for recurrent bouts of sore throat. Heartbu ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
24 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Majority of the time, the voice will fully recover after a bout of acute laryngitis. If it does not, i would encourage having your throat and vocal c ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Happens: This hoarseness is common in people who use their voices, as teachers, singers, etc.. But if it is recurring, you need to see an ENT for an examinatio ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It is not normal: Step 1 is to make sure your GERD is optimally controlled. If not, and you have been taking appropriate medication, it may be time to have an endoscop ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 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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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Singer's nodule: You might have problem with vocal cord....nodule. That causes hoarseness. damage to cord a more rarer disease, nerve damage can cause it. See a ENT do ... Read More
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