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Is A Hoarse Voice A Symptom Of Strep Throat Or Laryngitis
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
Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more
I had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice will this eventually go away?
Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more
Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?
Recheck: The strep should not really cause hoarseness or weakness of the vocal cords. If the soreness in the back of your throat is resolved then I would look for another cause of the voice issues. One of the more likely explanations may be acid reflux causing irritation of the vocal cords. ...Read more
I noticed a hoarse voice 2 weeks ago that gets worse in conversation and the right side of my throat has a bigger mass than the left side? Laryngitis?
Hoarseness: When you are hoarse for 2 weeks or more, we certainly recommend a good laryngeal exam with fiberoptic laryngoscopy or videostroboscopy. It's common to have laryngitis from a cold, allergies, or acid reflux, but you definitely need to get checked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more
Yes, but…: Azithromycin gets excellent tissue levels in the body, and strep is susceptible to it—if the infection is treated before it has spread to the bloodstream; then Azithromycin does not work well. If you have strep & aren't getting better, see your doc for re-evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't kiss: Donot kiss. Go to nearest doctor get it treated. Otc antihistamin is helpful in the mean time. ...Read more
i delevoped laryngitis without knowledge and ive had it for 4 years now. my throat is constantly Mucus covered and i have a hoarse voice. please help?
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