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How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

Rest: The less you speak, the better.
Make sure you don't smoke.
Treating reflux can help.

If this does not improve, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam.

I pray you feel better! ...Read more

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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

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


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How to cure a hoarse voice--lemon juice or salt water?

How to cure a hoarse voice--lemon juice or salt water?

Either...: ...Salt water gargles or lemon juice mixed with honey will soothe a sore throat and decrease the inflammation causing the hoarseness. Neither is a "cure", however, since they do nothing to remove the virus, bacteria, or whatever else is causing the hoarseness. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice for 2months now I can't sing properly?

Hoarse voice for 2months now I can't sing properly?

Aloe vera: Recommend otolaryngologist evaluate your larynx. Also consider gargling twice a day with aloe vera juice. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse sometimes. What can I do to cure this?

My voice is hoarse sometimes. What can I do to cure this?

Depends: To treat the hoarseness, one needs to know the cause. An otolaryngologist (ENT) doctor would be in a good position to provide evaluation and treatment with the goal of improving or possibly curing the hoarseness. ...Read more

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I've got to perform sing tomorrow in a event. Voice is hoarse Therefore I can not rest voice for two days what can I do to make voice instantly better?

Lozenges: Stay well hydrated, and try some sort throat lozenges. Try to breathe through your nose, and talk as little as possible. Hopefully you will be better in time for your singing event. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ongoing/frequent hoarseness. Voice goes in and out thru out the day. I teach&sing in choir, been going on for months. Possible causes?

Strain v. polyps: Voice rest, warm fluids, honey, no smoking:
most imprtantly- see an ENT and have your vocal cords examined by flexivle nasophaygoscopy-asap. ...Read more

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How can I treat a hoarse voice quickly?

Voice rest: If you a professional voice user (teacher or singer), voice rest for several days or a high dose of oral steroids may help. If the voice disorder lasts for more than 3 weeks, I would strongly advise you seeing a laryngologist to make a proper diagnosis. Most inflammations of the vocal folds are virus and it takes 7-10 days to resolve. There is not much you can do to alter the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can three days of coughing lead to a hoarse voice?

Can three days of coughing lead to a hoarse voice?

Yes: It can. Sometimes the source though is the lungs if you have bronchitis or asthma. If the cough persists see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ways to get a husky/hoarse voice?

Don't understand: I have seen this question now for a month and can not understand your question. In over 45 years of ENT practice, I have never been asked the question of how to develop a hoarse voice. Every patient with a hoarse voice wants to get a normal sounding voice. So I can not and will not answer this question unless you specifically tell me why you want an ABNORMAL voice. ...Read more

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What foods are best to eat when you have a hoarse voice?

Any!!: Hoarseness of the voice (dysphonia) is related to your voice box food should not affect it if you have a sore throat food with a soft consistency are preferred. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a hoarse voice?

It depends: There is no simple answer to this one without knowing the cause. If it is acute, a week or two, voice rest and liquids will likely result in improvement. If it has been of longer duration you need to be evaluated by an ENT docttor who can visualize your vocal cords and identify the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your voice is hoarse for over a week?

Borderline problem: If your voice problem last more than ~2 weeks, it's important to get to a voice specialist so that you don't do yourself any harm by trying to 'push through' the issue. We look with a special camera that guides our discussion and plan for helping you heal the voice. ...Read more

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My 8th month old son just got a hoarse voice this morning. Could it be that his voice is changing?

No: It could be due to excessive crying, or using his voice, nothing to worry, it's temporary. ...Read more

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Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. She is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. She is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Hoarseness of voice: Hoarseness of voice in children commonly caused by excessive screaming, crying, or coughing. Other causes include GERD, allergy or throat infection. Keep your baby properly hydrated and use humidified air. If the condition persist, consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Sons voice been hoarse on abd off for about a year. It's now become his normal but is it really normal he is. 5? What could be wrong what to do?

Sons voice been hoarse on abd off for about a year. It's now become his normal but is it really normal he is. 5? What could be wrong what to do?

Speech therapy: In kids the most likely reason why the voice is abnormal is "overuse" or "improper use". The voice is best when powered by abdominal breathing and relaxation in the neck. All too often kids tense their necks when they speak causing tension in the voice box and leading to hoarseness. A speech therapist could be helpful in determining if that is your sons cause. ...Read more

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How can I make my voice hoarse?

How can I make my voice hoarse?

Overuse: There are many causes of a hoarse voice. Voice overuse, misuse, viral infection, and reflux of acid from the stomach are the common causes. I am not sure what you are saying in your question. But I assume you are asking what can cause a hoarse voice.
Constant clearing of the throat and frequent coughing can also cause a hoarse voice. If persistent see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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So post thyriodectomy a hoarse voice isn't normal?

Is it persistent: If it is more then few weeks since thyroid surgery، recommend examination of voice box، return to your surgeon/otolaryngologist for such evaluation. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice 7 weeks no polyps or masses and no other symptoms?

Hoarseness: Hoarse voice can have many causes. At time it can persist after a cold. If hoarseness persists or last longer than 2-3 months then you should see your doctor to determine if there are other causes. Common causes of hoarseness may include allergy, acid reflux, voice abuse. If you are a voice professional (singer, frequent speaker) or smoker then ENT evaluation is essential. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery or a way to make my voice less raspy or hoarse?

Is there a surgery or a way to make my voice less raspy or hoarse?

Speech therapy: I recommend that you avoid screaming.

Treating reflux can be helpful. Don't allow yourself to be overweight or obese.

Avoid smoking.

Consider seeing an otolaryngologist.

Before considering surgery for your voice, speech therapy is most often used. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice sometimes, thyroid?

Yes, thyroid can: Yes, hoarseness can be associated with thyroid disease. It can also be assoxiated with other tumors of the throid and larynx. You should get your thyroid levels checked. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Hoarseness of voice from 5 months?

Consult doctor: Hoarseness of voice for months needs history, examination and investigations, please consult with General practitioner or an Ear, nose and throat surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness in your voice?

What causes hoarseness in your voice?

Many things: The vocal cords have an ideal structure and consistency. For an ideal voice the edges of the cords require nice healthy tissue that moves well when air passes between the closed cords. Anything that effects the cords or airflow through them can cause hoarseness. If you abuse your voice by screaming you can get swellings on the edges, if you have reflux the cords can swell. Colds can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice normal after a tyroidectomy?

Depend on how long s: Voice changes expected following any surgical procedure, requiring general anesthesia ، this usually result from throat and laryngeal irritation from anesthesia tube (endotracheal tube), usually transient and last few days. In regard to thyroid surgery, specifically there is always risk of laryngeal nerve injury, which result in voice changes, this can be permanent or temporary. ...Read more

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Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

Baby nodules: There is no proof that 'crying it out' causes permanent damage to the voice. However, you should make sure that baby is well-hydrated otherwise. This phase shouldn't last very long, though, so seek the advice of your pediatrician if you can't establish healthy sleep patterns with baby. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse for the past few months. Any thoughts or advice?

See an ENT: Otolaryngologists or ENT surgeons can evaluate you and perform the necessary tests to evaluate your hoarseness.
There are many possibilites here so they would be the most qualified specialist to see. ...Read more

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After intubation, I have become hoarse and have lost my normal voice. What to do?

After intubation, I have become hoarse and have lost my normal voice. What to do?

Depends: If it has been only a few days give it some time, if it has been a week or more you need to see an ENT doctor for a fiberoptic laryngoscopy. This in office procedure will look at your vocal cords and determine exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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My 7 week old suddenly has a hoarse voice. It just started today. What's going on with her?

My 7 week old suddenly has a hoarse voice. It just started today. What's going on with her?

Swollen vocal cords: At that age she has either fussed herself into swollen vocal cords or got them in some other way. Some upper airway viruses or reflux can be triggers. At this age I would discuss it with her doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have done a lot of yelling over the years and now my voice so hoarse. Is that any way to reverse this?

See an ENT doctor: Complete loss, severe change in voice or hoarseness lasting longer than 2-3 weeks, it should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist- ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor). Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a "hoarse" voice since April 2nd (when I was sick). I'm all better, but my voice is still hoarse... What might be the cause of that?

Hoarse Voice: Greetings. The most likely cause of your vocal changes is persistent swelling of your vocal cords. The cold is most commonly caused by a virus as is laryngitis. Give your voice a rest. Drink lots of liquids and avoid aggressive throat clearing. Ibuprofen is a good antiinflammatory that will help too. I assume you have no reflux and don't smoke. Rest assured your voice should recover just fine. ...Read more

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I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, I feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, I feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

ENT doctor: You should see and ENT doctor and have h/her look at your vocal cords and advise you. If you smoke then it is a "no brainier" as to what you need to do. Still see the ent, which stands for ear, nose, and throat. ...Read more

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Why do I have hoarseness in my voice?

Why do I have hoarseness in my voice?

Many reasons: But the underlying problem is something affecting the vibration of your vocal cords. The vocal cords are like two strands of a rubber band. When they don't vibrate well, you will have hoarseness. This can be due to inflammation (reflux, allergies), infection, poor technique leading to fatigue, smoking, nodules, polyps, cysts, etc. If hoarseness persists, you should see an ent. ...Read more