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Doctor insights on: Bacterial Laryngitis Symptoms

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My doc told me I have bacterial bronchitis and laryngitis. You can have both?

My doc told me I have bacterial bronchitis and laryngitis. You can have both?

Yes: Bronchitis is the inflammation of the pipes that feed air to your lungs. In this case because of infection. Laryngitis is the inflammation of your voicebox. You can have either or both. ...Read more

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Is there a virus or bacteria that causes laryngitis, fatigue, and diarrhea for 2 1/2 months?

Is there a virus or bacteria that causes laryngitis, fatigue, and diarrhea for 2 1/2 months?

No: Laryngitis from a viral infection usually clears in 7 to 10 days and bacterial laryngitis would be most unusual. Diarrhea lasting 2 ;1/2 months could be due to a nonviral infection. Fatigue can occur with any prolonged illness. I recommend a checkup by your pcp for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

Can't say: The combination of sore throat and laryngitis suggests a viral infection but it is impossible to say with certainty. If you are getting better on Tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids would try to avoid antibiotics. If not would see or go back to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild laryngitis?

What are symptoms of mild laryngitis?

Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of laryngitis?

What are the main symptoms of laryngitis?

Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of laryngitis usually?

What are the symptoms of laryngitis usually?

Hoarseness: Loss of voice, hoarseness, breathing difficulty and stoppindg breathing. ...Read more

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Can laryngitis be a symptom of stress?

Can laryngitis be a symptom of stress?

Absolutely: General stress can strain your voice, as tension in the muscles of the neck and upper body can change the shape of the larynx slightly, and can cause the vocal cords to constrict. This can change the voice so that it becomes higher than usual. Www. Throatproblems. Pt sd can also cause loss of ability to speak as a form of conversion disorder that may require an abreactive approach to get the voice back. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tree pollen to cause symptoms of laryngitis?

Is it possible for tree pollen to cause symptoms of laryngitis?

Yes: The pollen allergy can cause increased mucous in the nose which can drip down the thraot = "post nasal drip". This sometimes causes laryngitis. If it lasts more than f a few days, see your dr. ...Read more

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Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Yes: Not unusual to have those symptoms after having a breathing tube in your airway for the surgery. Should get better over the next few days. If not see your md ...Read more

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My daughter has laryngitis, I was told its contagious, but I'm wondering how soon will I know if I've been infected? And what to look out for (symptom

My daughter has laryngitis, I was told its contagious, but I'm wondering how soon will I know if I've been infected? And what to look out for (symptom

Acute Laryngitis: Is a viral illness, when viruses infect larynx, there is barking cough, hoarseness of voice, sometimes loss of voice, low grade fever. It is a disease of children, adults are not affected that much. If adult gets, milder similar symptoms occur. Treatment: humidified air/steam inhalation, more fluid intake, can use Vicks in vaporizer. Keep her home, keep other children away to prevent spread. ...Read more

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I've had laryngitis that lasts over a week 4 separate times in the past six months with no other symptoms of a cold/sinus/or allergies. What coulditbe?

I've had laryngitis that lasts over a week 4 separate times in the past six months with no other symptoms of a cold/sinus/or allergies. What coulditbe?

Vocal cord disease: If by 'laryngitis' you mean 'loss of voice or hoarseness' then you may have a vocal cord/larynx problem. The possible diagnoses are: vocal nodule, polyp, ge -reflux or tumor. You need to see an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor to get evaluated. The ENT can pass a small scope down to the vocal cords to get the correct diagnosis. If you are a smoker, this is a good time to quit. Hope you are better! ...Read more

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more

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I have had a cold since December 22. My symptoms include laryngitis and a flemy cough. Should I go to the doctor?

I have had a cold since December 22. My symptoms include laryngitis and a flemy cough. Should I go to the doctor?

Cough 2 months.: F unknown age, ethnicity and medical Hx. Notes: I have had a cold since December 22. My symptoms include laryngitis and a flemy cough. Should I go to the doctor? ANS: I would do live video consult with me first. I can help guide on this decision. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of strep throat and laryngitis?

What are the different symptoms of strep throat and laryngitis?

Hoarseness and pain: Laryngitis is associated with more hoarseness or lack of voice while strep throat is usually more associated with pain and trouble with swallowing and sometimes some hoarseness as well. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches, fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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I have had laryngitis for the past 13 days. I had an appointment with my dr, who said just allergies. I have no other symptoms, only that by the end of a typical work day, tired, and throat a little sore due to using voice all day. Is this normal for al

After: After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis.

There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as:
- otherwise silent reflux related changes,
- vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels),
- muscle tension dysphonia,
- benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker)

these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough, slight sore throat and lost my voice a little. Are these symptoms of laryngitis? If not what could it be?

I have a dry cough, slight sore throat and lost my voice a little. Are these symptoms of laryngitis? If not what could it be?

Laryngitis: Yes, it is possibly viral laryngitis and if you are still smoking you need to stop. It could also be bronchitis. Both are likely to heal with rest, lots of fluids, voice rest, and time. If you get a high fever or start coughing up green phlegm you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago I developed a sinus infection and sore throat. After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days. How can I treat this?

Laryngitis: The cure for acute laryngitis is unfortunately as elusive as the cure for common cold. Both respond best to home remedies as medical science has for now nothing better to offer. For laryngitis allow voice rest, hot thick drinks like warm milk or tea with honey, hydration/humidification, let it run its course - should resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special I could be doing to help and how long could this last?

How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special I could be doing to help and how long could this last?

Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ? Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I finished amoxicillin and prednisone after laryngitis/ear infection diagnosis but have same symptoms now w/ rattling cough & little less ear pain?

I finished amoxicillin and prednisone after laryngitis/ear infection diagnosis but have same symptoms now w/ rattling cough & little less ear pain?

Recheck with Dr.: A recheck with youir physician may reassure that the infection has improved and only the inflamation causing your cough & congestion remains. You may need to continue on antihistamines/decongestants &/or nasal sprays to decrease head cold symptoms/congestion. ...Read more

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What can you take for laryngitis?

What can you take for laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Most of the time, laryngitis is caused by a virus, the same as head colds. Symptoms last 3 - 10 days, and will clear with time. If symptoms don't' clear, suspect an irritant such as acid reflux or a secondary bacterial infection. Go see your doctor, if symptoms don't clear by 10 days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have laryngitis. Am I correct?

What to do if I have laryngitis. Am I correct?

Check duration, ENT: Duration implies a chronic state. Best to check with ENT doctor for endoscopy.
Maybe related to gastric reflux ...Read more

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I'm sure I have laryngitis, how do I treat it?

Voice conservation: Fluids, not too hot or too cold. Warm compresses. It should be all gone within 3 weeks or sooner depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

Try an antacid: It is possible that you are suffering from silent reflux. Stomach acid can move up your esophagus (throat) and into the back of your mouth. Irritation of your larynx (vocal cords) and taste buds can occur leading to hoarseness and altered taste. You can try a 2 week course of Prilosec otc. If no significant benefit then an ENT consultation is warranted. ...Read more

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Laryngitis (Definition)

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