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A 29-year-old female asked:

my voice disappeared overnight. had a really sore throat yesterday. what can i do to help so i can talk again?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Time: Laryngitis is usually caused by a viral infection irritating the vocal cords. As with most viruses you just have to wait it out. Resting your voice, soothing lozenges and staying well hydrated can help.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

I developed a cold and now I have a sore throat and my voice is hoarse and hurts to talk. Had tea, soup and logenzes. What else can I do for it?

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PROBABLY VIRAL URI: You probably have a viral upper respiratory infection and all you need is symptomatic treatment like you are doing, but if it does not get better or you develop other symptoms like high fever, cough with greenish yellow expectoration etc, than consult your doctor for check up.
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I've had a sore throat since Tuesday (now it's Thursday) today I woke up with my voice practically gone. Should I see a doctor?

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See your PCP: for evaluation and possible referral to ENT if needed.

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