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I am experiencing hoarse voice, loss of voice, cough that is unaffected by lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, and that is chronic, and without blood in phlegm, without a whooping sound upon breathing in, nasal congestion, and vocal cord strain. i a

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
ENT Dr. can check: A person with hoarseness who doesn't smoke, isn't a professional singer, hasn't been chanting at anti-government protests... should see an ENT doctor for an exam. Often, camera endoscopy is needed. Other causes include vocal cord nodules, warts, stomach acid reflux irritating the throat, etc... Depending on insurance rules, a referral from one's primary doctor may be needed.

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