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Had laryngitis nearly 2 weeks ago finished antibiotics nearly a week ago. My voice is better but still not 100% why?

Had laryngitis nearly 2 weeks ago finished antibiotics nearly a week ago. My voice is better but still not 100% why?

Inflammation: Although the antibiotic will kill the bacteria that caused your illness, the inflammation caused by the bacteria will take up to 6 weeks to resolve completely. As long as your voice continues to improve you should be fine. If at 6 weeks after you infection you are not 100% see you local md. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I've just completed two rounds of antibiotics for sinusitis. Now I've got laryngitis and I still feel sick. Should I go back to my doctor again?

I've just completed two rounds of antibiotics for sinusitis. Now I've got laryngitis and I still feel sick. Should I go back to my doctor again?

You may: Most Laryngitis are caused by viruses and are self limiting. But it is a good idea to consult your doctor as you still feel sick following Sinusitis. ...Read more

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I have laryngitis for 4 days and coughing up mucus, also pain in right chest above the breast. Do I need an antibiotic or just rest and fluids?

I have laryngitis for 4 days and coughing up mucus, also pain in right chest above the breast. Do I need an antibiotic or just rest and fluids?

Needs further eval: Given your current symptoms get examined as with the chest pain you have it may need a chest x-ray. Sometimes the pain is just from coughing. If consistently getting up colored mucous might need antibiotics. Get better. ...Read more

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My mother in law is a dr and has just diagnosed my toddler with laringitis and wants me to give her antibiotics. Should i?

No!: Laryngitis is most often caused by a viral infection which will not need antibiotics. In fact, giving antibiotics for a viral infection might cause more problems. Is your daughter with high fever or problems breathing, or does she just have a hoarse voice. If only her voice is changed, increase liquids to drink and give tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If she has problems breathing or cough, see her doctor. ...Read more

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How to know if I have laryngitis?

Voice change: Voice is hoarse and changed.
Diagnosis by ENT endoscopy.
if doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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What is laryngitis and how can it be caught?

Multple causes: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal folds causing hoarseness. However, the term laryngitis is really a non specific term meaning hoarseness or roughness of the sound of the voice. As such, the causes of hoarseness are multiple and include infection, nodule, polyp, granuloma (gerd) and even tumor. The diagnosis can be found if a doctor looks at your larynx with a scope. It is not caught. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for laryngitis?

Is there any cure for laryngitis?

Sure: Depends on cause. Most laryngitis occurs with a cold, which means it 's viral. It will improve with time. Some laryngitis is bacterial, but less common. An antibiotic would be used. Some chronic laryngitis could be due to reflux or allergy, and so would be treated with proton pump inhibitors or allergy medications. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx which contain the vocal cords. It is almost exclusively caused by viral infections. In nearly all cases it will resolve completely with no lasting effects. An exception is, if you stress your voice before it is normal it can lead to chronic inflammation and nodules or scarring of the vocal cords resulting in a chronic hoarse voice. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

Bacteria, viruses: Both virus and bacteria, sometimes fungus can affect medium size wind pipes and cause inflamatory swelling....Narrowing and wheezing. ...Read more

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Is laryngitis and tonsil the same?

Is laryngitis and tonsil the same?

No: Laryngitis refers to an infection of the larynx or the voice box. Usually patients are hoarse with it. The larynx closes when we speak, swallow and cough. Tonsils are like specialized lymph nodes and are part of your immune system. In the mouth, you actually have four tonsils...The palatine tonsils (on both sides), the adenoid (in the nasopharynx) and the lingual tonsil (back of the tongue). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for laryngitis?

What is the treatment for laryngitis?

Supportive care: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection, and is contagious. Push fluids, gargle with warm salt water, and use lozenges. Get plenty of rest. There is no treatment other than supportive care.

Don't share drinking glasses, and avoid close contact with others. It will decrease the chances of others catching it.

Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can you be breathless with laryngitis?

Laryngitis: You should only be breathless with laryngitis if it causes air flow restriction or if there is an associated pulmonary or bronchia inflammation. ...Read more

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Can laryngitis be the result of an allergy?

Can laryngitis be the result of an allergy?

Very commonly: Allergy is one of the most frequent causes. ...Read more

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Laryngitis had for 3 weeks no flu or cold?

Laryngitis had for 3 weeks no flu or cold?

Screaming?: Patients with persistent hoarseness can be engaging in vocal abuse, have a mass, vocal cord paralysis among other problems. A laryngoscopy would help narrow the probable causes. In the meanwhile try and talk in a normal voice avoiding screaming or straining. ...Read more

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How can I get my voice back after laryngitis?

Depends: Majority of the time, the voice will fully recover after a bout of acute laryngitis. If it does not, I would encourage having your throat and vocal cords examined to rule out any other worrisome pathology, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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How do you speak up when you have laryngitis?

How do you speak up when you have laryngitis?

Carefully: You need to power your voice from your diaphragm in order to get your swollen cords to vibrate. You should try to speak in a much lower pitch as this will also help the cords to vibrate. The thing you don't want to do is strain your voice or tighten your neck/throat muscles. This can lead to damage of your cords. Ideally, you want to rest your voice when you have laryngitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

Larnyngitis Voice: Voice changes imply laryngitis presence.
May be gastric related and seen by endoscopy by ENT,
Pharyngitis=sore throat. If prolonged or fever needs culture, and further check-ups
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Test for laryngitis? Really? I know if I have it.

Some other issues: Laryngitis often resolves spontaneously - sometimes a physician wants to check for strep or sinus issues or just to verify that there is no airway compromise or abscess seen. ...Read more

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My gf has laryngitis. Would I get it if we had sex?

My gf has laryngitis. Would I get it if we had sex?

Possibly: Laryngitis is usually caused by a virus. You would not necessarily get it from having sex, but certainly could contract the virus from kissing or other oral contact with her mouth. ...Read more

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Does being in swimming in water effect my laryngitis?

Does being in swimming in water effect my laryngitis?

It might: If you already have the laryngitis. Swimming requires cellular energy and if that is compromised your immunity could be affected. ...Read more

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Stopped smoking developed laryngitis? Is this normal?

Not related: Congratulations on quitting smoking! Keep it up. The laryngitis is very likely unrelated to the fact that you no longer smoke. Voice rest and hydration are your best immediate management. If you remain hoarse after 1-2 weeks, see an otolaryngologist for direct visualization of your vocal folds. ...Read more

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Are nsaids helpful for speeding up laryngitis recovery?

Laryngitis: By definition, laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. Nsaids will reduce inflammation and swelling in the larynx which should shorten the time to recovery. ...Read more

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Does gargling with hydrogen peroxide to cure laryngitis work?

No it does not: I know it is recommended by some and used for the others, but there is no evidence that it will cure laryngitis, whatever the cause. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

Different areas: Laryngitis is swelling, infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice
The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more

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Can my kids catch my laryngitis, how can I prevent it, or get rid iof this fast.?

Can my kids catch my laryngitis, how can I prevent it, or get rid iof this fast.?

Yes: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection, and is contagious. Push fluids, gargle with warm salt water, and use lozenges. Get plenty of rest. There is no treatment other than supportive care.

Don't share drinking glasses, and avoid close contact. It will decrease the chances of your kids catching it.

Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more