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Sore throat for over 2 months, have lost voice completely several times. Seen dr twice with no significant relief. Have tried gargles and meds.

Sore throat for over 2 months,  have lost voice completely several times. Seen dr twice with no significant relief. Have tried gargles and meds.

See an ENT doctor: You should see an ENT so he or she can look deeper down your throat to see what the problem is. You may have polyps or possibly a tumor. Please do not delay. Your body is talking to you. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Lost voice for 2 weeks, no sore throat, no fever. What's the problem?

Lost voice for 2 weeks, no sore throat, no fever. What's the problem?

See a doctor: Two weeks of sudden voice loss that has no cause and fails to improve with voice rest and hydration requires an exam of the throat. Make an appointment to see an ENT as we are the only specialists trained to properly examine and treat the larynx. ...Read more

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Had cold now sore throat healing and lost voice but the tickle is unbearable as tried medicine doesn't work so gargle brandy but need help no sleep?

Had cold now sore throat healing and lost voice but the tickle is unbearable as tried medicine doesn't work so gargle brandy but need help no sleep?

See doctor: First you need to find out what the problem is. Sinus infection after a viral infection is a possibility. However there may be other causes and the cold might have nothing to do with the problem at all. Gargling with Brandy will do you more harm than good since it irritates the throat further. It's time to see a doctor ...Read more

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What would you say if someone came to you with shortness if breath, lost voice (but no sore throat) and tightness in the chest?

What would you say if someone came to you with shortness if breath, lost voice (but no sore throat) and tightness in the chest?

Severe asthma attack: Losing voice is generally not a part of asthma flare-up, however, inability to talk due to severe shortness of breath is possible. This clinical scenario fits to anyone with angioneurotic edema in anaphylactic reaction as well. ...Read more

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I'm due in 3 weeks & 4 days. Sore throat, lost voice, coughing, sometime coughing up mucus, sometimes coughing so much i see little white light dots?

I'm due in 3 weeks & 4 days. Sore throat, lost voice, coughing, sometime coughing up mucus, sometimes coughing so much i see little white light dots?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have lost voice, sore throat, sore right calf, yellow/green phlegm, cough. Any idea what i have?

Sounds like a virus: But your sore right calf does not fit into a viral uri. That may need to be looked at separately. Did you have trauma? Is the leg swollen? If it keeps up, see a doctor and get this looked at. ...Read more

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Cough 4 6 weeks, bronchitis. Lost voice 5 days ago. No sore throat. Can nearly speak. Can I get my voice back faster? Seen doc says its a cold

Cough 4 6 weeks, bronchitis. Lost voice 5 days ago. No sore throat. Can nearly speak. Can I get my voice back faster? Seen doc says its a cold

Don't force it: Avoid drying agents like sudafed. Don't try to force yourself to be heard. If you try to force it, you can strain your vocal cords and make the problem last a lot longer. So whisper, or right notes. Nod or shake your head solemnly, and people will think you are wise! The sages of history were known to not speak much. Or, as my ex said, if you need something done just "grunt and point !!!" ...Read more

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4 days ago had a sore throat. Lost voice for a day. Coughing. Now , 5 days later both eyes are red and watery. No other symptoms. Could it be Zika?

4 days ago had a sore throat. Lost voice for a day.  Coughing. Now , 5 days later both eyes are red and watery.  No other symptoms. Could it be Zika?

Zika: Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to MD and very rarely die of Zika. Thus many don't realize they have been infected. Sx: Fever, Rash, Joint pain, Conjunctivitis (red eyes), Muscle pain, Headache. Pain behind the eyes, Vomiting. Likely you have a virus but see MD. more info on eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Sore throat since mon, cough wed, lost voice thur, doc on fri says prob virus but start zpack sun if no better. Popsicle hr ago, now cough mucus red?

Sore throat since mon, cough wed,  lost voice thur, doc on fri says prob virus but start zpack sun if no better. Popsicle hr ago, now cough mucus red?

Sore throat: Infections in throat and voice box commonly start as a virus which last typically 7-10 day. You can also develop a secondary bacterial infection most common is strep. In the young population mono is also common. This is the ebv or CMV virus which can last 3-4 weeks. You should follow up with your pcp if your are not better. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more