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How Long Does Laryngitis Last
How long does laryngitis last? I've had it for a week. It's gotten much better, but still not completely gone. Is this normal?
Most likely if it is secondary to allergy will last forever, or get better then worst very frequently as long as you are keep getting exposed to the substances you are allergic to.
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
Take any non drowsy allergy medicine during the day, like Claritin/ Zyrtec/ Allegra.
Take a large tablespoon of your own local honey every day. Make sure you do not have reflux, it can do it too. ...Read more
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?
If untreated,: It may last 2-3 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more
I've been writing to u guys all wk. Sorry to report no change in laryngitis. How long does this last? Off prednisone and antibiotic now. : (sad
How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special I could be doing to help and how long could this last?
Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ? Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read more
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
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
Just the opposite: The question should be how long will it take for my immune system to resolve my laryngitis and bronchitis. Most cases of acute bronchitis and certainly laryngitis are viral and symptoms of cough and hoarseness should disappear in about 10 to 14 days. It is highly unlikely that laryngitis or bronchitis would suppress or decrease your immunity. ...Read more
My last question wasn't answered. Why does laryngitis make you really tired? Please don't just define it or say what else causes laryngitis.
I came down with a sinusitis after a cold. Cold lasted about a week and sinusitis now for 2 weeks. I have had laryngitis for the 3 wks? See dr.?
Yes: For hoarseness over two weeks it is a good idea to see an ent. ...Read more
Hello sir, I wish u are in best of your health. My problem is chronic laryngitis from the last 7 months. I have a constant discomfort inside my thro?
Hi, thanx 4 ur wishes: With such complaint you need to see a specialist, an ENT, stop smoking or being around smokers, if you can. You need full assessment, and you can start with your primary doctor, wish you all the best ...Read more
I came down with Laryngitis last Thursday 30/11 self-medicated it but left now with horrible cough. I’ve no temp but extremely tired- see Med. Dr?
Yes: See doctor and get some help so you feel better ...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 more
How long does it take cold/flu-induced laryngitis to go away & heal? I've had it for 3 days, & I'm getting over a virus. I have to sing in 5 days. Help!
Longer than 5 days: Well sorry to tell you may take longer than 5 days. Since you are a singer try rest and hot fluids with lemon. May get you through ...Read more
I've had laryngitis that lasts over a week 4 separate times in the past six months with no other symptoms of a cold/sinus/or allergies. What coulditbe?
Vocal cord disease: If by 'laryngitis' you mean 'loss of voice or hoarseness' then you may have a vocal cord/larynx problem. The possible diagnoses are: vocal nodule, polyp, ge -reflux or tumor. You need to see an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor to get evaluated. The ENT can pass a small scope down to the vocal cords to get the correct diagnosis. If you are a smoker, this is a good time to quit. Hope you are better! ...Read more
I've had laryngitis over and over again for the last few months. It's just a bit of hoarseness and then it's gone, but I use my voice for my work.?
This hoarseness is common in people who use their voices, as teachers, singers, etc. But if it is recurring, you need to see an ENT for an examination, rest your voice when it happens, see a doctor soon, good luck.
P.S. You need an adult to ask on your behalf if you're under 18 years, according to HT rules ...Read more
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
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
Is it possible for Flonase to cause voice hoarseness or laryngitis? My voice seems to be getting hoarse after a couple days and I think I noticed a similar problem last year when I tried flonase.
Not usually: But the condition you are trying to treat may cause problem. ...Read more
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
Week long virus with a post nasal drip down the back of throat. Coughing at night and laryngitis during the day. Allegra ineffective. Suggestions?
Cetirazine: Can try cetirazine (Zyrtec). Also, nasal rinses like Neti Pot are helpful & you might even try that first. If no better in 1-2 weeks, consider seeing your clinician to be sure nothing more complicated is going on - though that is unlikely unless you have an undying condition like chronic sinusitis, asthma, chronic rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, or an immune deficiency disease or medication, & so on. ...Read more
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