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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
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
Sit up during sleep: Elevate your head to prevent worsening reflux if this is contributing to your hoarse voice. Voice rest is helpful, gargling with warm water, decongestants and antireflux medication (prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) will also help. Stay hydrated and avoid coughing which can strain the vocal cords. Use cough medication if necessary. See your doctor to rule out strep or contagious infections. ...Read more
Voice rest: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Hearing voices?: ? Voice expressing your own thought process, than it is a abnormal symptom called auditory hallucination. Do you have any others like insomnia, agitation, depression, racing of thoughts- mania and schizophrenia are 2 dz with aud. Hallu. Without psychiatric problems, it can happen in epilepsy. In musical ear syndrome, exploding head synd. It happens with brainstem stroke, lesions, encephalitis but rare. ...Read more
What causes layrngitis and is there any good way to get rid of it sooner than just resting your voice?
Many things: 'laryngitis' is not a diagnosis; it just means that the vocal folds (=larynx) are inflamed and this shows up as a poorly functioning voice. Rest will almost always improve things if the underlying cause is use-related but, there can be other causes. If you lose your voice often, go see a laryngologist who will examine your voice and talk about your voice use habits to make a plan with you. ...Read more
Hoarseness: Voice rest is probably the most important thing you can do, but salt water gargles often help too. If you are a professional voice user, and your voice is coming back slowly, see an ENT who can try medications to decrease swelling faster. Feel better. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Depends on what is causing the hoarseness. Hoarseness is a broad definition of an abnormality in voice quality. If it persists beyond 4 weeks, you should request an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ENT) physician. ...Read more
Try these treatments:
If sticky plegm is caused by post-nasal drip try:
-Humidifier by your bedside, and change water daily.
-Drink a lot of water
-Possible nasal steroid spray if associated nasal allergy symptoms
-keep head of bed elevated ...Read more
Is there anything that can be done, such as surgery, to get rid of the nasal sound of my voice? It's overwhelming at times, I notice it when recorded.
Hyponasal speech: Yes, please see an ENT doctor for evaluation. Common causes include deviated septum, allergy, nasal polyps and adenoid hypertrophy. ...Read more
Stuffy nose and horse voice for over a month. No other symptoms. Tried all kinds of meds and can't make it go away. Please help me get rid of it.
Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion with the voice change in some cases could be secondary to swelling of nasopharyngeal mucosals, the lining of the nasal and throat cavity. The allergy or polyps could cause congestion. The E.N.T. doctor may examine the nose and throat to find the right diagnosis. ...Read more