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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

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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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?

Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?

Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bacteria may kick in later, but symptoms will change. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles for decongestion remain the mainstay for treatment though, together with voice rest,fluids,bronchodilator for wheezing if you're prescribed one, c MD if worse ...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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Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?

Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?

Squash: At least you picked the right sport. It is a great game! Regarding your symptoms I doubt it is squash related. Please see your doctor about your throat and voice issues. ...Read more

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Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?

Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?

Recheck: The strep should not really cause hoarseness or weakness of the vocal cords. If the soreness in the back of your throat is resolved then I would look for another cause of the voice issues. One of the more likely explanations may be acid reflux causing irritation of the vocal cords. ...Read more

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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

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

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Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

It is possible.: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more