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Is it possible to lose your voice due to allergies?

Is it possible to lose your voice due to allergies?

Hoarseness: Chronic post-nasal drainage can irritate the vocal cords and lead to hoarseness. As can laryngopharyngeal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux. Just a few of many causes.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How do I know if I have allergies, laryngitis, or strep. Number one issue is losing my voice and I can barely speak now.

How do I know if I have allergies, laryngitis, or strep. Number one issue is losing my voice and I can barely speak now.

Possibly: If you have nasal symptoms and laryngitis from post-nasal drips, the problem may be allergic especially when it is seasonal or from sinusitis. On the other hand, abuse of the vocal cord (from talking too much or trying to alter your natural tone of voice), the presence of a vocal cord nodule, or even acid reflux can lead to hoarseness. See ENT to get checked out.

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I've lost my voice due to allergies but it's coming back but not all of the way, what should I do?

I've lost my voice due to allergies but it's coming back but not all of the way, what should I do?

See ENT doctor: Loss of voice or laryngitis is commonly secondary to a viral infection. Voice rest and fluids usually allows recovery within 2-3 weeks. If allergy is the cause of sever post nasal drainage, certainly, that may also cause inflammation of the vocal folds. If dysphonia (alteration of the voice) persists for more than 6 weeks, I would suggest you see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. Allergist also.

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I lost my voice due to allergies/singing. If I do mot talk and drink plenty of fluids, how long until my voice comes back?

I lost my voice due to allergies/singing. If I do mot talk and drink plenty of fluids, how long until my voice comes back?

Voice rest: Most causes of hoarseness are viral or vocal misuse. Voice rest would be advised and can take 7 to 10 days to resolve you should notice improvment in 48 to 72 hrs. If your symptom's persist beyond 3 weeks and ENT exam of the throat would be advised.

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Can allergy cause nasal voice?

Can allergy cause nasal voice?

Yes: The symptoms of nasal allergies include sneezing, itching, runny nose, nasal congestion and often itchy, watery eyes. The nasal congestion can lead to a nasal tone to the voice. Anything that causes nasal congestion and/or obstruction could lead to a nasal voice.

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Can oral allergy syndrome cause voice hoarsenss?

Can oral allergy syndrome cause voice hoarsenss?

Oral allergy synd: Yes, but it's not common. Many patients with this problem do not require specific treatment, because the symptoms are mild. Sometimes if they want to eat the fruit, they pre-medicate themselves with antihistamines. If the reactions are really bothersome or dangerous, with throat closing and hoarseness, the food should be avoided as best possible, and epi pen carried.

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Sir I have sinus and allergy problem. I am a singer. How to develop my voice? What should I do to make my voice good?

Sir I have sinus and allergy problem. I am a singer. How to develop my voice? What should I do to make my voice good?

See an allergist: There are numerous ENT physicians who specialize in seeing vocalists and dealing with their issues. You should be able to locate one by communicating with other singers in your area. If this is all related to allergy, desensitization may be available by contacting an allergist. Keep singing, and good luck.

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I have a nasal voice since birth first I don't recognise it but slowly I recognise that I'm nasal I have no allergies so give me some tips?

I have a nasal voice since birth first I don't recognise it but slowly I recognise that I'm nasal I have no allergies so give me some tips?

See Allergist: Might be worthwhile seeing an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. Skin testing or blood testing for sensitivity to both indoor/outdoor allergens is indicated if you are having congestion, running, sneezing, etc. Once sensitivities are determined then a better treatment regimen can be prescribed.

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Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?

Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?

Need more: You need to get a nasal steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine plus some allergy eye drops. Although green mucus does not always indicate the presence of an infection, it may be worthwhile for you to see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. If your symptoms are that severe from cedar, you may consider an allergy work-up as well to prepare for the next season. Good luck.

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I have had laryngitis for the past 13 days. I had an appointment with my dr, who said just allergies. I have no other symptoms, only that by the end of a typical work day, tired, and throat a little sore due to using voice all day. Is this normal for al

I have had laryngitis for the past 13 days. I had an appointment with my dr, who said just allergies. I have no other symptoms, only that by the end of a typical work day, tired, and throat a little sore due to using voice all day. Is this normal for al

After: After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis. There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as: - otherwise silent reflux related changes, - vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels), - muscle tension dysphonia, - benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker) these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam.

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I have a very nasal voice. I also have allergies, I don't think it's from stuffy nose because sometimes I don't have a stuffy nose but still am nasal.

I have a very nasal voice. I also have allergies, I don't think it's from stuffy nose because sometimes I don't have a stuffy nose but still am nasal.

Check with doctor: I have found that many people have got used to their nasal stuffiness even when it is present. Your perception of not having stuffy nose may well be what you have got used to. See your doctor when you think you don't have any nasal problem and see what he finds. I'd bet that you do always have moderate degree of nasal stuffiness.

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Doctor's opinion? My throat and coughs and my voice still sounds funny. Is this allergies or a cold?

Doctor's opinion? My throat and coughs and my voice still sounds funny. Is this allergies or a cold?

See an ENT: Given the long duration, better to have an ENT specialist to have a look, good luck

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Other than allergies, what else can cause me to have a hoarse voice for an hour? (sounding like I had phlegm in my throat, but can't clear it)

Other than allergies, what else can cause me to have a hoarse voice for an hour? (sounding like I had phlegm in my throat, but can't clear it)

Reflux: If you have recurrent hoarseness, post nasal drp with a clear nose, acid and or nonacid reflux disease could be a cause. People with this problem are frequently clearing their throat.

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I think I might have a cold or allergies my throat is scratchy my voice is gone cough feels like there's a knot in my throat prob dry from the air?

Could be either: The symptoms could be either. A cold will usually last a few days. If the symptoms last more than a few days see a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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Is either Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra better for seasonal tree pollen allergies? My voice is gone and my inner ears itch and are swollen.

Is either Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra better for seasonal tree pollen allergies? My voice is gone and my inner ears itch and are swollen.

Allegra>Claritin but: Allegra is usually considered more potent than Claritin but they do not appear to work for you. Suggest you consider trying an OTC nasal steroid for a week. If still no relief, see allergist.

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Can allergies from post nasal drip cause voice box to swell. In 2 month ent go do Barium swallow and allergy eating if no better but I not hoarse?

Can allergies from post nasal drip cause voice box to swell. In 2 month ent go do Barium swallow and allergy eating if no better but I not hoarse?

Sounds like: You have had laryngeal irritation from ACID REFLUX and you are taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for these symptoms! This is not "really" an allergy and your post nasal drip is a different issue (Flonase is being prescribed for that! Sounds like you need to sit down with the Health Care Provider who is treating you with some models of your upper airway/GI tract...a little "teaching" is my suggestion. Just a thought