A 18-year-old male asked:
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im a singer. ive had pain when talking and singing and have swollen lympnodes. i think i have laryngitis. or do you think its my vocal chords? help

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Same.: Inflammation of the larynx (which contains the vocal cords) is known as laryngitis. From the sound of it you do have laryngitis and the lymph nodes are associated. Typically these are viral and resolve with vocal rest, warm gargles, good hydration, diet and time. If you can do it, humidification of inhaled air is a potential option. Antibiotics generally are not indicated for this condition.
Answered on Aug 18, 2014
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Dr. Alexander Alvarez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Vocal chords: Viral or bacterial laryngitis is a self limited disease if you are experiencing pain while taking or singing it's probably swelling of the vocal chords
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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