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Hoarseness In Babies
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
Baby nodules: There is no proof that 'crying it out' causes permanent damage to the voice. However, you should make sure that baby is well-hydrated otherwise. This phase shouldn't last very long, though, so seek the advice of your pediatrician if you can't establish healthy sleep patterns with baby. ...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
My baby is 3 days old and has suddenly started sounding hoarse when crying. Should I be concerned? What could be causing the hoarseness in her cry?
My baby cries a lot at the daycare because she s not use to the people she now has a hoarse voice what can I do ?
She'll be ok: She'll get used to her new surroundings. It always harder on mom than baby. ...Read more
My baby girl is 6 months she just got her shots 4 days ago and now has severe hoarseness and is now congested what do we do?
Viral: It sounds like your baby has a cold, unrelated to her vaccines. You can use nasal saline drops for the congestion and cool humidified air for the hoarseness. If she does not get better over the next few days, you should take her to her doctor to be checked. ...Read more
My 8 month old baby sounds hoarse all the time when chattering or crying. I took him to a dr a month ago but she could not find anything wrong.?
You may need to see: An ENT doctor, but visualizing the vocal cords requires sedation or anaesthesia. It would be worthwhile if your baby has any trouble breathing or feeding or appears to be in pain. I agree with pursuing an evaluation for reflux before an invasive procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer