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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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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 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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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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How can I get rid of a raspy voice?

How can I get rid of a raspy voice?

Voice rest: If u have a profession that entails u to talk a lot then that can cause it n voice rest is best treatment. Chronic post nasal drip, acid reflux/ heart burn, nodule on vocal cord r other possibilities. I would suggest u to see ur doc. ...Read more

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How to get back a lost voice quickly?

How to get back a lost voice quickly?

Voice Rest: Voice rest is essential. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate with lots of water. Try clear broth. Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a husky voice?

How can you get rid of a husky voice?

Depends on cause: Voice quality can be genetic, but structural causes can be addressed with ENT evaluation and/or lifestyle changes. Smoking, acid reflux, chronic cough, polyps, vocal cord paralysis and many other ailments can cause vocal cord irritation and voice changes. ...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 would you do to get rid of a cough and hoarse voice?

Voice rest: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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How can I deepen my voice or take to deepen my voice?

How can I deepen my voice or take to deepen my voice?

Sorry: Nothing. Some guys just have deeper voices than others. The singers that make the most money are the tenors! do you sing? ...Read more

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Any way to make my voice recover faster after strep throat?

Any way to make my voice recover faster after strep throat?

Marshmallow Root: After antibiotics? Right? Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat and croaky voice fast?

How can I cure a sore throat and croaky voice fast?

NO guarantees: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How can I get my voice back after laryngitis?

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. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

How do I get rid of an raspy hoarse voice in the mornings?

The nose knows: The most likely cause of transient vocal raspiness in the morning is due to collection of fluid in the back of the larynx (voice box) which in tern is often due to allergy. Another cause is esophageal reflux with the fluid getting into the throat. Antihistamines will help the former cause. Antacids will help the latter cause. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a hoarse voice caused by hypothyroidism?

How do you get rid of a hoarse voice caused by hypothyroidism?

Treat it: The best thing to do is to treat the hypothyroidism and bring the hormone up to the normal range. Make sure there is no large growth that is compressing on your vocal cord nerves. ...Read more

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How to get a deeper voice?

How to get a deeper voice?

Voice lessons: Voice tone will usually reach its complete potential after puberty. In people committed to sex reassignment, hormones are offered. Voice lessons (singing lessons) are non-invasive and fun, and can teach you how to use your voice in different ways. ...Read more

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How can I cure husky voice?

How can I  cure husky voice?

Voice rest but check: It really depends on the cause. Huskiness usually means there is swelling or a change in the structure of the vocal cords. Alot of people i are in jobs that require constant talking, which could lead to nodule formation. Excessive strain can also contribute or swelling due to an irritant like acid reflux or smoking. Ver rarely, tumor can present with a change in the voice. Check it out with ent. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a hoarse voice over night?

Sit up during sleep: Elevate your head to prevent worsening reflux if this is contributing to your hoarse voice. Voice rest is helpful, gargling with warm water, decongestants and antireflux medication (prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) will also help. Stay hydrated and avoid coughing which can strain the vocal cords. Use cough medication if necessary. See your doctor to rule out strep or contagious infections. ...Read more