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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?

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?

Allergy: 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

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Laryngitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more


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How long does a cough last if you have laryngitis?

How long does a cough last if you have laryngitis?

Depends: Everyone is different of course, but if treated appropriately, the cough should subside with the infection in 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a cough last for when you have laryngitis?

On average, how long will a cough last for when you have laryngitis?

Laryngitis cough?: There is not usually is not much of a cough when you have laryngitis. Any cough should not last but a few days. Keep hydrated and rest your voice as much as possible. Straining to talk or whispering puts more strain on your voice and can prolong your recovery. ...Read more

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Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Yes: Not unusual to have those symptoms after having a breathing tube in your airway for the surgery. Should get better over the next few days. If not see your md ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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

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How much time does laryngitis last?

Duration? Endo by ENT: Varies. Depending on duration and when endoscopy also reveals Gastric acid effects ...Read more

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How long does laryngitis take to make voice go away?

How long does laryngitis take to make voice go away?

By swelling: It causes swelling and inflamation of the larynx and causes the traditional hoarseness associated with laryngitis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your voice after 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

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After laryngitis, how long before you usually get your voice back?

After laryngitis, how long before you usually get your voice back?

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

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How long does it take to recover your voice after having laryngitis?

How long does it take to recover your voice after having laryngitis?

Short time: Simple laryngitis usually recovers within a week. If it lasts longer you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I wanna to know how long it take for laryngitis and bronchitis to affect my immunity?

I wanna to know how long it take for laryngitis and bronchitis to affect my immunity?

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

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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.

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.

Laryngitis...: ...can result from any virus that causes colds, either laryngitis alone or with other cold symptoms like sore throat, nasal congestion, etc. Any infection can make someone tired, including the cold viruses. ...Read more

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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

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How long should patients with laryngitis practice voice rest?

Laryngitis: At least till laryngitis settles down, preferably for couple of days more. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my voice to come back after laryngitis?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Happens: 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

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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

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

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Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?

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

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Week long virus with a post nasal drip down the back of throat. Coughing at night and laryngitis during the day. Allegra ineffective. Suggestions?

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