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What can you take for laryngitis?

What can you take for laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Most of the time, laryngitis is caused by a virus, the same as head colds. Symptoms last 3 - 10 days, and will clear with time. If symptoms don't' clear, suspect an irritant such as acid reflux or a secondary bacterial infection. Go see your doctor, if symptoms don't clear by 10 days. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more


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What are symptoms of mild laryngitis?

What are symptoms of mild laryngitis?

Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...Read more

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What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

What are good diets after thyroidectomy?

Why thyroidectomy?: Hi. Was it thyroid cancer? Most likely reason for total thyroidectomy. Best diet: healthy one! Whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (canola & olive), lean meats, nonfat dairy; little or no white flour, white rice, simple sugar, high fructose corn syrup. Best of luck with your thyroid cancer! ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of laryngitis?

What are the main symptoms of laryngitis?

Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of laryngitis usually?

What are the symptoms of laryngitis usually?

Hoarseness: Loss of voice, hoarseness, breathing difficulty and stoppindg breathing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have laryngitis. Am I correct?

What to do if I have laryngitis. Am I correct?

Check duration, ENT: Duration implies a chronic state. Best to check with ENT doctor for endoscopy.
Maybe related to gastric reflux ...Read more

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I'm sure I have laryngitis, how do I treat it?

I'm sure I have laryngitis, how do I treat it?

Voice conservation: Fluids, not too hot or too cold. Warm compresses. It should be all gone within 3 weeks or sooner depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed. ...Read more

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My question is should I undergo thyroidectomy?

My question is should I undergo thyroidectomy?

What for?: There are many reasons to have a thyroidectomy: cancer, suspicious nodules, goiter or nodule with compressive symptoms, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, genetic syndromes with high likelihood of cancer. You should be seen by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid procedures and have a full discussion about your reasons. If you are having trouble deciding get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

Try an antacid: It is possible that you are suffering from silent reflux. Stomach acid can move up your esophagus (throat) and into the back of your mouth. Irritation of your larynx (vocal cords) and taste buds can occur leading to hoarseness and altered taste. You can try a 2 week course of Prilosec otc. If no significant benefit then an ENT consultation is warranted. ...Read more

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What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

What are the common complications of thyroidectomy?

Depends: In experienced surgeon's hands the complications are minimal. For example my patients have a less than 1% incidence of hoarseness, infection or hematoma. The risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism is less than 1:1000 also in my hands. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

Common: In this day & age where people are getting imaging studies more frequently, "incidental" thyroid nodules are found more easily, leading to more biopsy and more surgery. Approx 50, 000 new thyroid cancer cases are expected in 2011 resulting in approx 2000 deaths. The decision to proceed with surgery depends on discussion between you and your treating physicians (surgeon, pcp & endocrinologist). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroidectomy?

What is the definition or description of: thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy: Is the surgical removal of the thyroid gland ...Read more

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I have recurring laryngitis (monthly) what could be the cause?

See your doc: Reoccurring laryngitis is suspicious for chronic post nasal drip or allergies. Also asthma can do this as well as chronic esophageal reflux. Go see your doctor. You might need an ENT consult to check your throat out. ...Read more

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Can stress cause laryngitis?

Can stress cause laryngitis?

Absolutely: General stress can strain your voice, as tension in the muscles of the neck and upper body can change the shape of the larynx slightly, and can cause the vocal cords to constrict. This can change the voice so that it becomes higher than usual. Www. Throatproblems. Pt sd can also cause loss of ability to speak as a form of conversion disorder that may require an abreactive approach to get the voice back. ...Read more

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Does dust agrivate laryngitis?

Possibly: Most inhaled irritants can cause your laryngitis to feel worse. If you're in a very dusty environment or have an allergy to dust mites, this can affect it. If it gets worse, you may want to see your doctor, and be tested for this allergen. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for laryngitis?

Is there any cure for laryngitis?

Sure: Depends on cause. Most laryngitis occurs with a cold, which means it 's viral. It will improve with time. Some laryngitis is bacterial, but less common. An antibiotic would be used. Some chronic laryngitis could be due to reflux or allergy, and so would be treated with proton pump inhibitors or allergy medications. ...Read more

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Can laryngitis be a symptom of stress?

Can laryngitis be a symptom of stress?

Absolutely: General stress can strain your voice, as tension in the muscles of the neck and upper body can change the shape of the larynx slightly, and can cause the vocal cords to constrict. This can change the voice so that it becomes higher than usual. Www. Throatproblems. Pt sd can also cause loss of ability to speak as a form of conversion disorder that may require an abreactive approach to get the voice back. ...Read more

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Why does laryngitis make you very tired?

Why does laryngitis make you very tired?

Probably viral: Laryngitis can be a symptom of a viral infection which can cause fatigue as well. Many of the viruses that causes upper respiratory tract infection can cause laryngitis. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx which contain the vocal cords. It is almost exclusively caused by viral infections. In nearly all cases it will resolve completely with no lasting effects. An exception is, if you stress your voice before it is normal it can lead to chronic inflammation and nodules or scarring of the vocal cords resulting in a chronic hoarse voice. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for laryngitis?

No: Laryngitis is usually caused by either a virus or bacteria - none are permanently cured. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let laryngitis "run its course"?

Yes: Laryngitis is a viral illness and there really is no direct treatment to shorten it's course. Antibiotics do not work. ...Read more

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What can I do for bronchitis and laryngitis?

See below: Rest, fluids nad tylenol (acetaminophen) go a long way in making you feel better. If symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

Spasmodic dysphonia: You may be speaking about "spasmodic dysphonia" which is a disease of the communication between the brain and the nerves to the voicebox. This disorder is best diagnosed by a physician but you can find samples of how those with it sound online, I'm sure. Either way, any one with 'spastic laryngitis' sounds like they need an expert in voice. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

Bacteria, viruses: Both virus and bacteria, sometimes fungus can affect medium size wind pipes and cause inflamatory swelling....Narrowing and wheezing. ...Read more

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How long does a cough last if you have laryngitis?

How long does a cough last if you have laryngitis?

Depends: Everyone is different of course, but if treated appropriately, the cough should subside with the infection in 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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What are good bronchitis and laryngitis medication?

What are good bronchitis and laryngitis medication?

Antibiotics: Most cases are self limiting, in some antibiotic and decongestants are needed. ...Read more

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