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Hoarse Voice Worse In The Afternoon Evening
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
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
I have had no voice for a month now. I'm not sick or have any symptoms of being sick. Started a lil hoarseness but after a few days got worse?
ENT doc: Not normal. See ENT doc for exam/assessment ...Read more
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
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.?
25yrs old, Productive cough, hoarse voice, raspy breathing, brown and blue inhalers making cough worse, sides hurt from coughing, should I see my gp?
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 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
Had history of post thyroidectomy left vocal cord weakness, with its presentation. The Q can GERD worse the condition? Cause dyspnea, hoarseness of voice?
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?
Sore throat for 9 days, hurts to swallow, severe coughing fits frequently during day, worse at night. Hoarse voice, low fever. Negative strep.
I have been sick almost a week no strep, no flu throat hurts, sore, hoarse now lost my voice and seems get worse at night with a dry cough.?
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
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
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
Aloe vera: Recommend otolaryngologist evaluate your larynx. Also consider gargling twice a day with aloe vera juice. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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