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Hoarse Voice Acute Hiv Symptom
Dx Laryngomalacia. Virus caused sig. Strider/loss of voice. epiglotitis R/O
Could combo laryngeal inflammation &Laryngomalacia cause severe symptoms
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...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
Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?
Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms above are consistent with chronic irritation of the nose and throat. This can be caused by chronic sinus infections which also connect to the ear and cause dizziness. A Cat scan of sinuses can help. A more unlikely but possible cause is reflux disease. (GERD) While not typical, gastric fluid coming up in the throat during sleep can cause the symptoms as well. An ENT surgeon can help. ...Read more
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
7yo trachee. Recovering from 6wk viral illness. Still congestion, coughing, notable fatigue. Significant repetitive yawning all day. Concerning?What?
Viral illness: Check with your doctor. What was once a viral illness may now be a secondary infection which needs antibiotics. ...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
8 days span sore throat, difficult swallowing, some shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm upon wakening. Bumps on throat. Symptom of HIV?
Painful throat,low grade fever,night sweats for first 2 nights, nasal congestion, bad cough, is this sign of HIV ARS at 3 weeks? Or viral infection?
Productive choking cough worse after 10days, chest/ears clear throat sore.No fever but sinus headache. Yellow-bloody phelgm. Secondary virus?
Hacking cough, loss of voice, wheezing in larynx, when does asthma breath test gets lightheaded. Pt has suffered for 30 years with this. Diagnosis?
May be asthma: Cough and wheeze are symptoms of asthma, but also of other diseases. Getting lightheaded when performing a breathing test is not unusual and does not aid in making a diagnosis. Diseases to consider include also nasal and sinus disease, including allergy; gastric acid reflux, with or without asthma. The problem may also be in the larynx. See a board-certified allergist first and go from there. ...Read more
Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?
R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more
Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately. ...Read more
Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?
Low HIV exposure 1m ago. Symptoms chronologically : persistent mild to high fever(10d)->swollen lymph gland->strep throat->dry cough. Can this be HIV?
Im 27. Can reflux/GERD/ LPR cause yellow stools? Or is IBS the cause? throat clearing, phlegm tickle, loss of vocal range, dysphagia doc thinks reflux
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more