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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
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
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
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.
This is not a normal side effect of Omeprazole but it can occur.
. The use of omeprazole would effective if 40 mg is taken only in am before any eating or drinking ...Read more
I had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice will this eventually go away?
Hoarseness: Gargle with warm salt water solution to relieve hoarseness which can last a week or two after a strep infection ...Read more
Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?
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
I am experiencing loss of voice for a week now it is a sore throat with a cough and still no vocal range. What is it, strep or Laryngitis or both?
Sounds like: laryngitis. Don't know if you have a viral infection. Strep throat can be rule in or out with a throat culture. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis ...Read more
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
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
Pharyngitis: Usually hoarseness or a loss of voice is a sign that the infection is a viral infection. ...Read more
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
I lost my voice due to smoking and yelling too much while I had strep throat, could this cause my voice to be permanently damaged? It's been 2 months!
1. Stop smoking
2. See and ENT to evaluate your vocal cords. ...Read more
Can a very sore throat combined with coughing up a lot of green phlegm & loss of voice be caused by allergies? I also have no appetite & some aches.
Yes. But: Yes however if your symptom have been going on for a while it is best to be checked by a doctorv ...Read more
I recently had a laryngoscopy and the doctor identified that I have Granular Pharyngitis. I always feel my throat heavy due to cough and have to clear my throat constantly. This has caused my voice to become low pitched and hoarse. I have been facing this
I have a scratchy throat with small white dots but no pain and no other symptoms other than a hoarse voice. Could it be strep?
Yes: Go to the doctor have a rapid strep test that will tell you for sure ...Read more
Sore throat for 9 days, hurts to swallow, severe coughing fits frequently during day, worse at night. Hoarse voice, low fever. Negative strep.
Location/germ: Losing your voice involves swelling of the vocal cords which is common to some viral illnesses and overuse. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria and typically involves all the rear aspects of the throat from the soft palate, tonsils & surrounding tissues but usually leaves the vocal cords alone. ...Read more
This...: Strep throat is an infection by the streptococcus bacteria of the pharynx of the throat. Losing your voice (laryngitis) is an inflammation of the larynx of the throat that is usually due to a virus. With strept throat, there is painful swallowing and often fever. With laryngitis, the throat is not very sore and there is no fever. ...Read more
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