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Hoarse Voice And Coughing
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
SymptomaticRx/Doctor: You can take Tylenol for fever and over the counter cough medicine but if the fever is high,you have yellow or green phlegm,and your symptome get worse then see your doctor.Most likely you have a viral Upper Repiratory infection and most of these are self limiting. ...Read more
See doctor.....: Coughing will sometimes result in vocal cord inflammation which will make your voice hoarse. Discolored sputum is a sign of airway inflammation usually due to bronchitis, either acute or chronic. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated. If you are smoking, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, voice loss, coughing, congestion (mostly chest), sore and stiff neck/back. No appetite?
Laryngitis/URI: Upper Respiratory tract Infection either by Virus or Bacteria can give you sore throat, hoarse voice, cough and fever. Rx Anti inflammatory like Advil/Aleve. Vit C. If not improved in next 24 hours get examined by your doctor to make sure of No Tonsilitis. You may need antibiotic .ANd please stop smoking which prolongs sickness ...Read more
25yrs old, Productive cough, hoarse voice, raspy breathing, brown and blue inhalers making cough worse, sides hurt from coughing, should I see my gp?
Call MD: Go to your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing and can't fall back asleep and 99.1-99.4 fever?
URI (common cold): Sounds like you're describing an upper respiratory infection or uri. Influenza or flu is accompanied by muscle aches & fever >100. Some describe it as worse cold ever. Strep throat is sore throat w/fever & swollen tonsils w/pus & tender glands w/o cough. Recent study says average duration of cough is 18 days. But if you have any concern for worsening symptoms or shortness of breath, go see doc. ...Read more
Nasal congestion, cough, back and shoulder blade pain. Raspy voice. Nasal congestion over two months. Cough yellow mucus getting little better?
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
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. on/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.
Cold?: Sounds like a viral syndrome. Would treat with symptomatic fixes. Lots of fluids and stay hydrated. Ice blocks are perfect for this. Water, milk, juice, sports drinks are all good. As for the fever it is ok to alternate pamol every 6 hours with ibuprofen every 8 hours. Decongestants and anti-histamines will help with the upper resp symptoms. Rest chicken soups are also good. See Dr if not better in a few days ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be associated: Congestion can be caused by allergies or nasal infection. That process could affect the vocal cords causing swelling and hoarseness at the same time. Or drainage down the back of the throat could cause inflation of the vocal cords causing hoarseness. Or gastroesphogeal reflux could splash on the vocal cords or into the back of the nose causing both hoarseness and nasal congestion. ...Read more
Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more
Laryngitis?: Possible viral respiratory infection. Treat symptoms: nsaid/tylenol of pain/fever; gargling with warm salt water to soothe throat; saline nasal spray to loosen drainage; otc cough prep; voice rest. If severe cough, fever over 101º, getting worse, see fp for further evaluation & treatment. ...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...
What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?
No: The ear infection is in a separate compartment and does not trigger such added problems.However, ear infections seldom occur alone. They are often a secondary event triggered when an upper respiratory infection causes the type of problems you list. The URI is the starting point, although the timing can be confusing. ...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
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