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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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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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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

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

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

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

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What are the different symptoms of strep throat and laryngitis?

Hoarseness and pain: Laryngitis is associated with more hoarseness or lack of voice while strep throat is usually more associated with pain and trouble with swallowing and sometimes some hoarseness as well. ...Read more

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Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?

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

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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

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Would azythromiycin help strep throat and or laryngitis ?

Would azythromiycin help strep throat and or laryngitis ?

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 more

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What to do when you have strep throat or bad laryngitis on a trip?

What to do when you have strep throat or bad laryngitis on a trip?

Don't kiss: Donot kiss. Go to nearest doctor get it treated. Otc antihistamin is helpful in the mean time. ...Read more

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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?

 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?

Medicine: Who diagnosed the laryngitis? If you have mucous, you likely need an antibiotic and will need to be seen by a provider. In the meantime hot teas with honey can be very soothing for hoarse, sore throats. Logenzes are also helpful. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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