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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more