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How Long Does It Take To Recover Your Voice After Having Laryngitis
Possibly 1-2 weeks.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually when the illness subsides/resolves. You might benefit from a visit to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) for vocal cord/speech therapy, or see your regular doctor for correct direction. ...Read more
Depends: Acute laryngitis by definition lasts less than 3 weeks, its origin can be infectious or non-infectious, chronic conditions are more difficult to treat and happen mostly to middle age folks. Your voice should start to improve within a week, but can take much longer, depending on the cause... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe laryngitis for 5 days, voice recovered but still weak 1.5 weeks later. Ent saw no problems with scope. How long for voice to strengthen? I teach
Hard to say: No pun intended, initially. A cold lasts 10 to 14 days, and this was most likely viral, so you're still really in the middle of it. The fact your voice recovered means you are on the mend. Take good care of yourself these next few days, hopefully by monday you feel better. Part of the reason you lost your voice is you use it a lot, as a teacher. Be sure to rest your voice this weekend. ...Read more
Laryngitis: Everyone heals at different rates, the best way to help get your voice back when the cords are inflammed from infection is voice rest. No talking! ...Read more
Laryngitis, what can I take or do from home to get my voice back and loosen flem/mucus. Loosing voice?
How long does laryngitis last from a virus? I've had it for 11 days now. Couldn't talk at first, gotten better now but voice is still bit croaky. Tx?
How to fix strained vocal chords had a touch of laryngitis and pushed it trying to talk over loud music...Doesn't hurt, but taking long for voice to be up to full strength
Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today I can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!
See below: Viral infectiions cause the majoritty of cases of acute laryngitis. Mycoplasma and chlamydophilia infectiions are also frequent causes. Treatment is generally symptomatic ie. Voice rest, use of antitussives to stop all coughing, analgesics and humidification. Antibiotics are generally not recommended. It usually resolves in less than 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If I go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .
Longstanding: Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?
Bronchospasm...: As an episode of bronchitis resolves, you can develop bronchospasm which can account for at least some of your symptoms. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers may be needed to help these symptoms resolve. It will likely take at least a few days for the hoarseness to resolve. See your doctor for a prescription for the inhalers. ...Read more
What can I take to speed up recovery from laryngitis? I've had hoarseness from screaming and yelling at concerts many times. Is there anything I can take to make my voice come back quicker, like vitamins? .
You: You used the term laryngitis. Did your vocal problems get worse or follow an upper respiratory infection? Hoarseness from chronic vocal abuse can lead to vocal cord nodules. Depending on their size and stage of maturity, it can often be treated conservatively with voice rest, proper vocal hygiene, and possibly a short stint of speech therapy. Larger nodules, and those that are compact and firm, are probably better treated initially with co2 laser excision. Vocal cord polyps are more often associated with smokers and can cause hoarseness as well. Inflammatory laryngeal problems (" laryngitis") are uisually benefitted by including short term oral steroid therapy as part of the treatment plan. Vitamins will not have any impact on your vocal recovery. Your best bet is to have a laryngeal exam by an ENT for proper diagnosis and directed therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speech therapy.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually when the illness subsides/resolves. You might benefit from a visit to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) for vocal cord/speech therapy, or see your regular doctor for correct direction. ...Read more
I've had laryngitis twice in five years and once when I was about 8 and now I have no higher voice and it cuts out all the time. Is that normal?
It is not normal: Step 1 is to make sure your GERD is optimally controlled. If not, and you have been taking appropriate medication, it may be time to have an endoscopy. Notably, Percocet can exacerbate GERD by slowing stomach emptying time. Step 2 may be to have the vocal cords visualized by ENT (another scope). Afterward, you may benefit from voice therapy. Finally, rule out allergic asthma/rhinitis ...Read more
I want to increase the tone of my voice to the loudest and make it heard despite laryngitis. How can I make my voice less raspy?
Rest your voice: The worst thing you can do is to force your voice. If you want it to get better, you need to give it a rest by not speaking or by whispering. ...Read more
What causes my vocal chords and voice box to be swollen and infected and you have laryngitis for 6 months?
Voice abuse: I have to ask how you would know that your vocal folds are are swollen and infected? Only a laryngologist would be able to tell you. If you have not had a direct look at the vocal folds by a specialist, you could not know that you have laryngitis. Moreover, a viral infection of the vocal folds would never last for 6 months. The likely cause of hoarseness of that duration would be voice abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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