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I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, I feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, I feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

ENT doctor: You should see and ENT doctor and have h/her look at your vocal cords and advise you. If you smoke then it is a "no brainier" as to what you need to do. Still see the ent, which stands for ear, nose, and throat. ...Read more

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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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My son is 5 days old. His voice became raspy/hoarse on sunday and is worse over time. I don't think he is dehydrated- breastfed every 2 hrs.

My son is 5 days old. His voice became raspy/hoarse on sunday and is worse over time. I don't think he is dehydrated- breastfed every 2 hrs.

Raspy: It is not unusual for infants to get a raspiness to their voice. They cry a lot and sometimes this is the cause. It typically will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I have a 2 month long cough and keeps getting worse, no meds or inhaler have helped. It makes it hard to breath and I keep getting a hoarse voice.?

I have a 2 month long cough and keeps getting worse, no meds or inhaler have helped. It makes it hard to breath and I keep getting a hoarse voice.?

Chronic Cough: You may need to see an ENT specialist, a pulmonologist and / or a GI specialist. Allergy, sinus infections, reflux or other conditions may all be involved. ...Read more

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I dophone sales hoarse & worsening saw ENT no nodes/dysphasia. Edema in pseudo cords. Speech therapist says few exercises b/c voice so bad now. Help!

I dophone sales hoarse & worsening saw ENT no nodes/dysphasia. Edema in pseudo cords. Speech therapist says few exercises b/c voice so bad now. Help!

Hoarse: A few days rest would be very helpful, otherwise stay well hydrated, use a cool mist vaporizer and stay well hydrated. Tea with honey is helpful as is the old standby of chicken soup. ...Read more

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I noticed a hoarse voice 2 weeks ago that gets worse in conversation and the right side of my throat has a bigger mass than the left side? Laryngitis?

Hoarseness: When you are hoarse for 2 weeks or more, we certainly recommend a good laryngeal exam with fiberoptic laryngoscopy or videostroboscopy. It's common to have laryngitis from a cold, allergies, or acid reflux, but you definitely need to get checked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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2 wks ago, hoarseness from shouting. Voice return after 3 days. Then, persistent itching/pain on right side of throat, radiate into ear? Worse when talk?

2 wks ago, hoarseness from shouting. Voice return after 3 days. Then, persistent itching/pain on right side of throat, radiate into ear? Worse when talk?

Hoarse: Need to rest voice for three weeks, not smoke, no alcohol, no throat clearing, no raising voice. Drink a lot of clear fluids. Radiation to ear from tenth cranial nerve, See ENT after symptoms persist longer than three weeks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, loss of voice, hoarse voice, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night) and runny nose.

I am experiencing sore throat, loss of voice, hoarse voice, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night) and runny nose.

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more

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I suddenly lost my voice this afternoon for both reason. Chatting with family, and 5 minutes later, totally hoarse. No symptoms of illnesses. Ideas?

I suddenly lost my voice this afternoon for both reason. Chatting with family, and 5 minutes later, totally hoarse. No symptoms of illnesses. Ideas?

Virus: Acute onset of laryngitis is most often caused by a viral infection. Voice abuse is another cause but you would have known it. Other vural symptoms may follow - such as sore throat, fever, aches, cough, headache or diarrhea. Occasionally, the only symptom is hoarseness. Rest your voice and keep hydrated. Don't smoke or be in the environment of smoke. ...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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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

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Is a hoarse voice normal after a tyroidectomy?

Depend on how long s: Voice changes expected following any surgical procedure, requiring general anesthesia ، this usually result from throat and laryngeal irritation from anesthesia tube (endotracheal tube), usually transient and last few days. In regard to thyroid surgery, specifically there is always risk of laryngeal nerve injury, which result in voice changes, this can be permanent or temporary. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse for the past few months. Any thoughts or advice?

See an ENT: Otolaryngologists or ENT surgeons can evaluate you and perform the necessary tests to evaluate your hoarseness.
There are many possibilites here so they would be the most qualified specialist to see. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice and hard time breathing?

Hoarse voice and hard time breathing?

Cough, hard breathin: This could be very serious. Call your doctor to be seen today or go to walk in or ER. ...Read more