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I'm 21. Lost my voice due to smoking/yelling while sick. Gone 2 months. Constantly have to clear my throat. Could this possibly be permanent-reinjury?

I'm 21. Lost my voice due to smoking/yelling while sick. Gone 2 months. Constantly have to clear my throat. Could this possibly be permanent-reinjury?

Impossible to say: You need to see an ENT doctor (ears, nose and throat) to examine your vocal cords to see if you have done any damage. Other tests may be needed as well. Most people yell when they are angry, and if you have not been able to control your anger, especially when sick, that is part of the problem. Anger management programs exist and you might benefit from one. ...Read more

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Voice comes and goes constantly throughout the day. I feel like I have to clear my throat to be able to talk properly again, doesn't always work.

Voice comes and goes constantly throughout the day. I feel like I have to clear my throat to be able to talk properly again, doesn't always work.

Voice variation: Could be post nasal drip(PND) . Would consider elevating head of bed when sleeping,taking zyrtec once a day, wearing a mask around dusty areas, keeping a food diary as in some people diary or other food cause nasal congestion . Consider ranitidine an antireflux medication as in some reflux causes PND f/u/ w/ doc/ENT ...Read more

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I clear my throat a lot, will this affect my singing voice?

I clear my throat a lot, will this affect my singing voice?

Yes, it may: Frequent throat clearing is a sign of post nasal drip. Do you have allergic rhinitis. It will effect your singing voice because the drippage may collect on the vocal cord area and cause cough and tickling sensation during singing. Try saline nasal lavage/irrigation, antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays. See your physician or ENT if symptoms persists. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse and i don't know why, it just started today. I was yelling a bit but is that why? I clear my throat but there's nothing there

My voice is hoarse and i don't know why, it just started today. I was yelling a bit but is that why? I clear my throat but there's nothing there

Hoarse voice: A hoarse voice could be a number of things and you've shared a couple of those in your question. Vocal abuse, which could amount to yelling or simply excessive use can cause acute hoarseness. Reflux can often get to the level of your voice box and cause a hoarse voice, too. It could be a cyst or a small bleed into the vocal cords or something serious. Best to get an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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Always have mucous and my voice is always weak and raspy. How can I clear my throat?

Increase fluids: Excess mucous and secondary hoarseness commonly occurs with an upper respiratory infection and/or allegic rhinitis. Drinking more fluids, like hot tea with lemon or honey, will help sooth the throat and liquify the thick mucous. If there is no improvement in a few days, then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My throat has been bothering me for a couple days. There is no pain, just tickling when i clear my throat, a cough and a scratchy voice. Any ideas?

My throat has been bothering me for a couple days. There is no pain, just tickling when i clear my throat, a cough and a scratchy voice. Any ideas?

Inflammation: This could just be inflammation which is usually caused by post-nasal drip whether you can feel it or not. Try rinsing your nose with saline solution using a sinus rinse bottle. Neil-med makes one that works well and can be found in most drug stores and grocery stores. ...Read more

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Raspy throat making clear my throat often and a hoarse voice for the past two weeksand a half.Also been spitting a very thick white sputum. Ideas?

Raspy throat making clear my throat often and a hoarse voice for the past two weeksand a half.Also been spitting a very thick white sputum. Ideas?

The Phlegm: Two common causes can be causing this. If you are having nasal congestion or drainage, it could be caused by postnasal drip which is usually resolved by antihistaminics. If it is happening after eating spicy foods, it might be reflux symptoms which are usually resolved with acid reducers. Either way hoarse voice is not great, so seeing a doctor can better help pinpoint what is causing this. ...Read more

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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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