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A 41-year-old member asked:

please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Not directly: The vocal cords are not usually the shock organ of respiratory allergies. However, you could have largyngitis from other conditions like infections and laryngopharyngeal reflux that aero allergens could secondarily aggravate.
Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Vocal chords: if dust is overwhelming and daily, yes the dust allergy could swell vocal chords, get you hoarse. Another cause is acid reflux, constantly, over time would make you hoarse.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What to do if my dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Avoidance and meds: The primary treatment for allergies is avoidance. Even though 100% of dust cannot be removed, many measures can help decrease the indoor house dust mite load. After that, medications including antihistamines and topical nasal steroids can be effective and safe. An allergist can assist in treatment and evaluation for other conditions.

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