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Orange, CT
A 33-year-old male asked:

I lost my voice yesterday after having a cold. what are some ways to get my voice back?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Inflammation...: This is usually caused by a viral type of infection which triggers inflammation of your vocal cords. Usually resolves with plenty of fluids and rest( in this case voice rest). You may use honey as well to help accelerate recovery. However, for a very speedy recovery prednisone can be used which targets the inflammatory process but it needs to be prescribed by a provider.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Rest: Rest your voice and avoid any thing that can strain your vocal cords. Adequate fluid intake.Use a vaporizer to keep the air around you moist.. Avoid decongestants as it may cause dryness of your airways

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Springdale, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

Lost my voice. Is there anything i can do to get it back?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Laryngitis: Most of the time you loose your voice is due to laryngitis which causes swelling and inflamation to the voice box.It is caused by a viral infection and may or may not be associated with cough and bronchitis it is a self limiting condition.All you have to do is rest your vocal cords by not talking too loud and you will gain your voice back in few days but if you still can not talk than see an ent.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2016

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