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Doctor insights on: Infant Hoarseness

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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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Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read more

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Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Wheezing: Wheezing and severe cough in an infant may be due to rsv. The younger and smaller the infant the more severe the illness will be. Premature babies are at the highest risk and may require hospitalization. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can severe coughing damage your vocal. Cords? Voice isn't normal.

Can severe coughing damage your vocal. Cords?   Voice isn't normal.

It can: A severe cough can lead to vocal chord inflammation, tear, or even coming loose. However, other causes of vocal chord change and voice change are far more common and can be a sign of serious illness. See an ENT or pulmonologist as soon as possible to get checked out. ...Read more

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Does yelling cause hoarseness?

Does yelling cause hoarseness?

Yes: Vocal abuse, like yelling or screaming can cause hoarseness. Chronic abuse can lead to vocal nodules, also known as singer's or screamer's nodules. ...Read more

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Can heavy nasal congestion cause vomiting in 4 year old child?

Can heavy nasal congestion cause vomiting in 4 year old child?

Maybe: Over the years I have seen many kids with excessive nasal drainage have recurrent vomiting of a phlemy material. This material is poorly tolerated by the stomach. Pushing fluid intake can dilute the material and reduce vomiting episodes. Efforts to reduce the nasal congestion with a nasal wash can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Yes: Baby's can have this from overuse, i.e. Too much screaming. Also infection such as croup-like syndromes. Even drainage from allergies or viral colds can cause hoarseness.If the baby is having no difficulty breathing, this usually clears up on its own. ...Read more

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Is everyone born with vocal cords?

Is everyone born with vocal cords?

YES...,: Vocal cords are important organ of our body. Sometimes babies can born with vocal cord paralysis with breathing, swallowing and voice issues. ...Read more

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Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Yes: Children with Tracheobronchomalacia have a weakness in the airway. This predisposes them to airway obstruction because of the accumulation of mucus. Their inability to properly clear the airway of mucus might result in irritation of the bronchial mucosa and bronchospasm. The child needs to be under the management of a Pediatrician, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, as needed. ...Read more

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Triaminic childrens cough and sore throat - is 4 table spoons enough?

Triaminic childrens cough and sore throat - is 4 table spoons enough?

Reask: I suggest reasking this question. What is the condition, how old (weight?) of child? Just provide a little more info. ...Read more

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3 year old rapid breathing with 103 fever, sore throat, headache. Is the rapid breathing normal?

3 year old rapid breathing with 103 fever, sore throat, headache. Is the rapid breathing normal?

Needs evaluation: If a child with fever is breathing rapidly it can be related to fever and increased body demand from an infection, but this is one that deserves emergent evaluation now as a small child has very little reserve and can tire quickly from rapid breathing. Medication to reduce fever may help while getting child to emergency room. Other factors can influence decisions here but *better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Can infants or toddlers under 4 years of age get strep throat?

Can infants or toddlers under 4 years of age get strep throat?

Yes: Yes. It is less common at this age due to less exposure, but still possible of course. This is especially true if the child has increased exposure, such as day care or older, school ages siblings. ...Read more

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Can mold cause sore throat in a 3 year old child?

Can mold cause sore throat in a 3 year old child?

Yes, but...: Molds can cause allergy, and sore throat can be a symptom of allergy. However, it isn't usually the only symptom of allergy you will see: if your child also has ongoing itchy, watery eyes, stuffy nose, and sneezing, those are other possible allergy symptoms. Viruses and "strep throat" are more likely causes if the sore throat has been there a short time, or is the primary or only symptom. ...Read more

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Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Is tight infant swaddling safe; might the baby stop breathing?

Too Tight Not Good!: Swaddling is safe but one only need to snug the blanket to limit motion not stop motion. Babies get some satisfaction from swaddling so use it but use it with care and common sense. ...Read more

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Could floppy larynx in babies cause female adam's apples?

Could floppy larynx in babies cause female adam's apples?

Doubtful: I have never heard of that. A floppy larynx is because the cartilage is still soft and it hardens with time- appropriately. I have never heard of any correlation to female adams apple. ...Read more

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Does maxilase treat swelling of vocal cords due to screaming which caused persist hoarseness in 5 year old boy one month ago

Otolaryngologist: Hoarseness which has persisted this long in a 5 year old child suggests vocal cord injury or dysfunction. I recommend that your child be examined by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. Discuss this with your pediatrician who may know of an otolaryngologist who specializes in children with ear,nose and throat problems and dysphonia. ...Read more

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Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Irritability cough and a runny nose in an infant?

Depends on . . .: Babies ages 3-12 months can easily catch colds from other people. If there is just a runny nose, without much fussiness, without any high fever, without other worrisome symptoms, then parents can leave the nose alone. If the mucous is blocking the nose somewhat, try a few drops of saline, followed by gentle suctioning with a suction bulb. A doctor should examine younger or more symptomatic babies. ...Read more

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