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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.

Dr. Ronda Alexander
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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 it take to regain your voice after laryngitis?

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.

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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.

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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...

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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!

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Laryngitis, what can I take or do from home to get my voice back and loosen flem/mucus. Loosing voice?

Laryngitis, what can I take or do from home to get my voice back and loosen flem/mucus. Loosing voice?

See below: Rest your voice, drinking plenty of fluid---tea with honey is great, Mucinex (guaifenesin) sometimes helps with mucus. If no improvement, see your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? .

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.

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Can you permanently lose your voice from laryngitis?

Can you permanently lose your voice from laryngitis?

Laryngitis: It is a inflammatory condition. Once the last inflammation is fixed the voice returns. It should not be permanent but bless some other coexisting pathology is there.

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How do you make your voice strong again after laryngitis?

How do you make your voice strong again after laryngitis?

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.

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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?

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

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How can I get my voice back after laryngitis?

Depends: Majority of the time, the voice will fully recover after a bout of acute laryngitis. If it does not, I would encourage having your throat and vocal cords examined to rule out any other worrisome pathology, especially if you are a smoker.

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I currently have laryngitis & it comes the same time evry year. I sing in choir & our concert is 10/7/2012. I have a solo. How can I get back voice?

Be careful: As soon as possible, you will need to see an ENT doctor who has a strong interest in voice. Ent needs to visualize your vocal cords to determine if there are any nodules or lesions that may be affecting the quality of your voice. It is possible you could make your singing and talking voice worse if you don't seek a medical opinion 1st. If it is simple laryngitis, there are ways to get you ready.

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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?

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.