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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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Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Sinus infection?: Putting those snippets together would make me think you'd have a sinus infection. The lump could be a reactive lymph node. With that, you should see your doctor as an antibiotics might be needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sore throat, hoarse voice and pain when swallowing. The following also describe me: I have holes in my tonsils and it looks like someone carved into them.?

I am experiencing a sore throat, hoarse voice and pain when swallowing. The following also describe me: I have holes in my tonsils and it looks like someone carved into them.?

Tonsilitis: This should checked and your throat cultured. There ae several possibilities from viral infection to bacterial and strep commonly as well. There is no mention of a fever but in any event get this checked and treated if required. ...Read more

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I have a scratchy throat, sore throat, hoarse voice, chest pain, nasal congestion, dry cough and it's not going out, it is been for 1 week already.

I have a scratchy throat, sore throat, hoarse voice, chest pain, nasal congestion, dry cough and it's not going out, it is been for 1 week already.

Viral URI: If you develop fever, chills, difficulty breathing or other systemic symptoms go and see a doctor. Otherwise you have a "cold" and should recover withing a week or so. Hope sooner. Good luck. ...Read more

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What coud cause a hoarse voice but no pain in the throat?

Several: Laryngitis (inflammation of the vocal cords) from a cough or vocal "overuse", acid reflux to the voice box, vocal cord nodules or polyps are common causes. If voice rest does not help this within a week or so, or if you are a smoker, you should get this checked to make sure it is nothing more serious. Sometimes voice box cancers can cause hoarseness without associated pain. ...Read more

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Is a flexible or rigid laryngoscope best (& must it have camera?) to assess LPR with lowered, fatigued, hoarse voice & throat & speaking pain?

Is a flexible or rigid laryngoscope best (& must it have camera?) to assess LPR with lowered, fatigued, hoarse voice & throat & speaking pain?

Rigid is best: Rigid video stroboscopy is the best exam for a laryngeal examination. The high end flexible, distal chip scopes (kaypentax) give excellent images and are better tolerated than a rigid exam because they are done through the nose and not through the mouth (more gag). If you are asking these types of questions, you probably should see an ENT who specializes in voice - a laryngologist. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice and I have pain left side ribs and n tinggling sensation?

Hoarse voice and I have pain left side ribs and n tinggling sensation?

Sorry to hear this: I do not know what to say on the basis of such little information. If this is the consequence of trauma then, you need x-rays and a medical examination. If this is not as the consequence of trauma then, you need to see a doctor anyways if the pain is severe enough for you to write about it on this network. Alternatively, provide more information for a more detailed response from 10, 000 miles away! ...Read more

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70 yo woman presents with rash on legs and back, hoarse voice, sinus infection and pain jn the joints. Possibilities?

70 yo woman presents with rash on legs and back, hoarse voice, sinus infection and pain jn the joints. Possibilities?

Numerous: There are very many possible causes from lymes disease to multiple infections, both viral or bacterial, as well as others. WebMD has a good link that goes through 100 possible causes. See the Dr. To get the real answer. Best wishes.
http://symptomchecker. Webmd. Com/multiple-symptoms? Symptoms=chills%7Cfever%7Cskin-rash%7Csore-throat&symptomids=51%7C102%7C185%7C219&locations=66%7C66%7C68%7C10 ...Read more

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Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache on and off: Your question does not mention what over the counter medications you used. Based on you question it seems your symptoms are related to allergy and there may or mey not be any infectious process. You need to consult your doctor and may benefit from allergy medicine and decongestants, if there is no evidence of infection in throat or ears, if there is one then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm 22 with a hoarse voice but no throat pain or fever do I have throat cancer? I don't smoke or drink but occasionally been around smoke

See an ENT: A horse voice can result from many causes. A good look at your vocal cords by an ENT can help define the probable cause. It could be something like a vocal cord nodule or chronic ge reflux. Treatment is more successful when you have the best data to design a plan. ...Read more

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Haven't eaten for four days, persistent productive cough, diarrhea, nausea, sore throat, headache, hoarse voice, fatigue, chest pain, body aches? Ideas

Haven't eaten for four days, persistent productive cough, diarrhea, nausea, sore throat, headache, hoarse voice, fatigue, chest pain, body aches? Ideas

Need pcp evaluation: Possible Flu. Fever, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, nausea. The anti-flu medication Tamiflu (oseltamivir) must be taken within the first 48 hours of symptoms to have an effect. See a PCP right away, as you may have a serious conditon, are in danger of dehydration, and need treatment. Flu or strep are diagnosed with swabs, but many other causes are possible. A PCP keeps your medical records for follow-up. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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What does it mean when your voice is hoarse for over a week?

Borderline problem: If your voice problem last more than ~2 weeks, it's important to get to a voice specialist so that you don't do yourself any harm by trying to 'push through' the issue. We look with a special camera that guides our discussion and plan for helping you heal the voice. ...Read more

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My 8th month old son just got a hoarse voice this morning. Could it be that his voice is changing?

No: It could be due to excessive crying, or using his voice, nothing to worry, it's temporary. ...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

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Sons voice been hoarse on abd off for about a year. It's now become his normal but is it really normal he is. 5? What could be wrong what to do?

Sons voice been hoarse on abd off for about a year. It's now become his normal but is it really normal he is. 5? What could be wrong what to do?

Speech therapy: In kids the most likely reason why the voice is abnormal is "overuse" or "improper use". The voice is best when powered by abdominal breathing and relaxation in the neck. All too often kids tense their necks when they speak causing tension in the voice box and leading to hoarseness. A speech therapist could be helpful in determining if that is your sons cause. ...Read more

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Hoarseness of voice from 5 months?

Consult doctor: Hoarseness of voice for months needs history, examination and investigations, please consult with General practitioner or an Ear, nose and throat surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness in your voice?

What causes hoarseness in your voice?

Many things: The vocal cords have an ideal structure and consistency. For an ideal voice the edges of the cords require nice healthy tissue that moves well when air passes between the closed cords. Anything that effects the cords or airflow through them can cause hoarseness. If you abuse your voice by screaming you can get swellings on the edges, if you have reflux the cords can swell. Colds can cause swelling. ...Read more

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How can I make my voice hoarse?

How can I make my voice hoarse?

Overuse: There are many causes of a hoarse voice. Voice overuse, misuse, viral infection, and reflux of acid from the stomach are the common causes. I am not sure what you are saying in your question. But I assume you are asking what can cause a hoarse voice.
Constant clearing of the throat and frequent coughing can also cause a hoarse voice. If persistent see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more