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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hoarseness In The Morning (Overview)

Hoarseness in the morning is a clinical finding in which the voice is raspy and deeper in the morning. This is likely due to acid reflux that occurs at night and is relieved as one is upright more during the day.


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What causes hoarseness?

What causes hoarseness?

Hoarseness: Hoarseness is caused by anything that irritates the vocal cords -- post-nasal drip, viral infection, polyps, screaming, singing, smoking, etc. -- voice rest is the treatment of choice -- persistent hoarseness needs to be evaluated by your physician, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
3 Doctors shared insights

Hoarseness In The Morning (Overview)

Hoarseness in the morning is a clinical finding in which the voice is raspy and deeper in the morning. This is likely due to acid reflux that occurs at night and is relieved as one is upright more during the day.


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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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Why is my voice really deep and hoarse morning after taking t3 (liothyronine)?

Why is my voice really deep and hoarse morning after taking t3 (liothyronine)?

Thyroidectomy?: Taking T3 (liothyronine) shouldn't make you hoarse. However, if you're on it right after surgical removal of your thyroid then the hoarseness is likely due to the surgery and is often short-term. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hoarse throat?

What is the best treatment for a hoarse throat?

Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest. If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest. I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well. If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Yes: Treatments for hoarseness would depend on the cause. The first step would be getting an evaluation of your voice box. This can easily be done by an ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. Once the cause is determined a treatment plan can be developed. ...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 do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

The nose knows: The most likely cause of transient vocal raspiness in the morning is due to collection of fluid in the back of the larynx (voice box) which in tern is often due to allergy. Another cause is esophageal reflux with the fluid getting into the throat. Antihistamines will help the former cause. Antacids will help the latter cause. ...Read more

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Cortisone usually fixes hoarse voice I get a few times year. 7 days tablets hasn't this time. Is possible could be cancer symptom? What else could be

Cortisone usually fixes hoarse voice I get a few times year. 7 days tablets hasn't this time. Is possible could be cancer symptom? What else could be

See ENT: The cortisone was probably addressing some form of edema and/or inflammatory condition in your vocal cords. If you haven't responded to steroids again, you should see an ENT so the doctor can examine your vocal cords. The hoarseness could be due to other reasons such as scarring, cysts, bad voicing habits, and malignant and non malignant conditions. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent acid reflux from causing hoarseness in your voice?

What can you do to prevent acid reflux from causing hoarseness in your voice?

Acid reflux: The first thing to do is to treat the acid reflux. There are a number of medications that will reduce the acid content of your stomach and minimize any damage the acid might do to your vocal cords. This should be treated and you should see a physician to be on one of our stronger medications. ...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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I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

Head cold: Mostly viral, and will take its course, however you need to rest, hydrate yourself well, salt water gargles, painkillers, and may be decongestants, if no problem with high blood pressure, several combination medicines OTC can help, but read the labels carefully, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I'm a 45 yr old female. What would cause me to be hoarse each morning? I get that way in the day too and hard to clear throat...Thanks..

See doctor: Hoarseness can have many possible causes, including inflammation of the respiratory tract, enlargement of the thyroid, and tumors. Best to see your doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Why is my voice really deep and hoarse morning after taking t3 (liothyronine)?

Thyroidectomy?: Taking T3 (liothyronine) shouldn't make you hoarse. However, if you're on it right after surgical removal of your thyroid then the hoarseness is likely due to the surgery and is often short-term. ...Read more

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Severe hoarseness when I wake up in the morning it’s going on2 weeks now?

Hoarseness: Does it improve during the course of the day or not? Do you smoke? Any one sick around you? Could be a variety of things causing your problem. Since I'm not there to interview or examine you, best you see your PCP if this is not improving. ...Read more

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Lung pain at night and in the morning when I wake up \u0026#40;both lungs\u0026#41;. Smoker. What could it be? No cough, I have hoarseness 4days

Lung pain at night and in the morning when I wake up \u0026#40;both lungs\u0026#41;. Smoker. What could it be? No cough, I have hoarseness 4days

Possibilities...: You may be having bronchospasm which can lead to shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc. The cough can lead to musculoskeletal chest discomfort as well as hoarseness. The bronchospasm can be due to post-nasal drip, GERD, asthma, etc. And these disorders can be worse at night, especially in supine position. See your doctor since there is treatment for all of these issues. Quit smoking ASAP! ...Read more

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Hoarse cough Shortness of breath since 2 days early in the morning when im sleeping. Goes away after taking cough medicine after an hr. Asthma?

Hoarse cough Shortness of breath since 2 days early in the morning when im sleeping. Goes away after taking cough medicine after an hr. Asthma?

May be: Or airway hypersensitivity, also check your sinuses, cough medicine would help momentarily, check with an allergist if you have a specialist around, but start with your regular doctor, you will need a bronchodilator to help your cough first, and other controller medicine might be needed in addition to treating any other condition like sinusitis, good luck ...Read more

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Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?

Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?

Squash: At least you picked the right sport. It is a great game!
Regarding your symptoms I doubt it is squash related. Please see your doctor about your throat and voice issues. ...Read more

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Hoarse, sore throat (painful swallowing), coughing (with some morning mucus), for a week - 10 days after my mild flu cleared up.

Hoarse, sore throat (painful swallowing), coughing (with some morning mucus), for a week - 10 days after my mild flu cleared up.

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to look for strep). A patient can have strep throat (bacterial) and a cold (viral) at the same time. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?

I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?

Most likely..: An upper respiratory tract infection which most of the time it is caused by a virus and resolves by 7-10 days. If persistent and severe symptoms and fever could be strep throat which might need antibiotic treatment. Try to rest and drink plenty of fluids but if symptoms persist or severe get seen by a provider in order to get a formal exam and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

The nose knows: The most likely cause of transient vocal raspiness in the morning is due to collection of fluid in the back of the larynx (voice box) which in tern is often due to allergy. Another cause is esophageal reflux with the fluid getting into the throat. Antihistamines will help the former cause. Antacids will help the latter cause. ...Read more

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Well I stoped smoking 3 weeks ago n it feels weird when I eat n drink n my voice is hoarse in the moring should I be worried?

No: Sensory receptors are awakening, and secretions caused by the irritants are flowing better. Things will return to normal soon. Congratulations for quitting - it's the best thing you can do for your future health. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness?

Hoarseness: Hoarseness is caused by anything that irritates the vocal cords -- post-nasal drip, viral infection, polyps, screaming, singing, smoking, etc. -- voice rest is the treatment of choice -- persistent hoarseness needs to be evaluated by your physician, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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How to reduce hoarseness?

Find the Cause: Hoarseness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You must first diagnose the cause of the symptom to find the treatment for it. ...Read more

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Does yelling cause hoarseness?

Yes: Vocal abuse, like yelling or screaming can cause hoarseness. Chronic abuse can lead to vocal nodules, also known as singer's or screamer's nodules. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
583 Doctors shared insights

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