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Causes Of Loss Voice
Can omeprazole cause hoarseness, loss of voice and sore throat? since having my dosage upped to 20mg 2 x daily I have been getting these symptoms.
I'm a diabetic. I think I have thrush on my tongue. Could it possibly be in my larynx as well, causing loss of voice? Smoker 1/2 pack also. Thanks
If you choked: If you choked on a drink, yes. Otherwise probably not. ...Read more
Heat exhaustion: A place to start to guess which might be a simple explanation - could be dehydration - that would make one tired, and would make your throat dry. Its important to stay well hydrated in the heat. If high temp occured without outside heat exposure - probably infection - see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr said I have one small nodule on my vocal chords but "not to worry about it." I am still losing my voice. Could the nodule cause . Voice loss?
No: A vocal fold nodule is the result of voice abuse, voice misuse, or rarely a tiny bleed into the vocal fold. It is a thickening of the lining surface of the vocal fold. It will disappear with proper voice therapy. It should not be surgically removed because that surgery may result in permanent scarring of the tissue. ...Read more
Could stress cause prolonged voice loss? Nodules, polyps, allergy, and reflux have all been ruled out.
Next step: See a speech pathologist and get a video strobe. ...Read more
Dx Laryngomalacia. Virus caused sig. Strider/loss of voice. epiglotitis R/O
Could combo laryngeal inflammation &Laryngomalacia cause severe symptoms
Does strep throat cause voice loss? Multiple sources tell me it does not, however my voice has been gone for a few days and I was diagnosed with strep
Co-infections: Strep by itself would not trigger vocal cord swelling needed to cause voice loss. However, it can be carried without causing infection in 5-10% of the population and cause a positive test. Other viral infections that may cause voice loss and sore throat may be indistinguishable from strep clinically. You could have both infections or just a virus. ...Read more
Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more
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