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How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes? Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?

How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes?  Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?

Laryngitis: The major cause of laryngitis is viral infection, but this can also be due to allergic reactions, as can cough. In phoenix you might be concerned with the possibility of coccidiodomycosis (desert fever), and a visit to a local doctor would not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Laryngitis (Definition)

Laryngitis means inflammation of the larynx and can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more


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Can my kids catch my laryngitis, how can I prevent it, or get rid iof this fast.?

Can my kids catch my laryngitis, how can I prevent it, or get rid iof this fast.?

Yes: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection, and is contagious. Push fluids, gargle with warm salt water, and use lozenges. Get plenty of rest. There is no treatment other than supportive care. Don't share drinking glasses, and avoid close contact. It will decrease the chances of your kids catching it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I think i may have laryngitis, what (non prescribed) drug can I take to get rid of it?

I think i may have laryngitis, what (non prescribed) drug can I take to get rid of it?

Laryngitis: This is most commonly viral and will clear up on its own with patience. There are no drugs that will cure this. ...Read more

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What causes layrngitis and is there any good way to get rid of it sooner than just resting your voice?

What causes layrngitis and is there any good way to get rid of it sooner than just resting your voice?

Many things: 'laryngitis' is not a diagnosis; it just means that the vocal folds (=larynx) are inflamed and this shows up as a poorly functioning voice. Rest will almost always improve things if the underlying cause is use-related but, there can be other causes. If you lose your voice often, go see a laryngologist who will examine your voice and talk about your voice use habits to make a plan with you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for laryngitis?

What is the treatment for laryngitis?

Supportive care: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection, and is contagious. Push fluids, gargle with warm salt water, and use lozenges. Get plenty of rest. There is no treatment other than supportive care. Don't share drinking glasses, and avoid close contact with others. It will decrease the chances of others catching it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Improvement expected: Sometimes there is prolonged inflammation in the airway. If you continue to cough after finishing the course of antibiotics, I would recommend an evaluation. Bronchitis can caused by either viral illness, in which case the antibiotics will not help and bacterial illnesses. After 7 days, I would not expect any fever and the cough should be improving. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...Read more

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal  thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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What 's the best way to get rid of a double chin?

What 's the best way to get rid of a double chin?

Lose weight: Most people who gain enough weight will find some of it settles in the neck and chin area. Weight loss will reduce this. If you are not overweight, you could have decreased skin turgor causing early wrinkles and slight chin sag. Exercise will not make that go away. You could consult plastic surgeon if you needed to reduce sagging facial and chin skin. ...Read more

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