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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Hoarse Voice (Overview)

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) of the larynx (laryngitis).


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How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

Rest: The less you speak, the better. Make sure you don't smoke. Treating reflux can help. If this does not improve, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam. I pray you feel better! ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
566 doctors shared insights

Hoarse Voice (Overview)

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) of the larynx (laryngitis).


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How can I treat a hoarse voice quickly?

Voice rest: If you a professional voice user (teacher or singer), voice rest for several days or a high dose of oral steroids may help. If the voice disorder lasts for more than 3 weeks, i would strongly advise you seeing a laryngologist to make a proper diagnosis. Most inflammations of the vocal folds are virus and it takes 7-10 days to resolve. There is not much you can do to alter the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can three days of coughing lead to a hoarse voice?

Can three days of coughing lead to a hoarse voice?

Yes: It can. Sometimes the source though is the lungs if you have bronchitis or asthma. If the cough persists see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice for 2months now i can't sing properly?

Hoarse voice for 2months now i can't sing properly?

Aloe vera: Recommend otolaryngologist evaluate your larynx. Also consider gargling twice a day with aloe vera juice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ways to get a husky/hoarse voice?

Don't understand: I have seen this question now for a month and can not understand your question. In over 45 years of ENT practice, I have never been asked the question of how to develop a hoarse voice. Every patient with a hoarse voice wants to get a normal sounding voice. So I can not and will not answer this question unless you specifically tell me why you want an ABNORMAL voice. ...Read more

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What foods are best to eat when you have a hoarse voice?

Any!!: Hoarseness of the voice (dysphonia) is related to your voice box food should not affect it if you have a sore throat food with a soft consistency are preferred. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a hoarse voice?

It depends: There is no simple answer to this one without knowing the cause. If it is acute, a week or two, voice rest and liquids will likely result in improvement. If it has been of longer duration you need to be evaluated by an ENT docttor who can visualize your vocal cords and identify the cause. ...Read more

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Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. she is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. she is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Hoarseness of voice : Hoarseness of voice in children commonly caused by excessive screaming, crying, or coughing. Other causes include GERD, allergy or throat infection. Keep your baby properly hydrated and use humidified air. If the condition persist, consult a pediatrician. ...Read more