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My Throat Is Not Hurting But My Voice Hoarse And Cracking Today
Voice hoarse: You prababely have viral laryngitis.It is usually self limiting and do not need any antibiotics, rest your voice, and if it persists than see your doctor, as it can be associated with bacterial or fungus infection, it can also be caused by esophgeal reflux, excessive smoking, use of inhaled steroids, allergies and overuse of voice by shouting and loud singing. ...Read more
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
Yesterday my throat hurt and burned like i had acid in my throat. Today, my throat is dry but my voice isn't hoarse and I have no pain.
Viral infection: The most likely cause of your symptoms is a viral infection that starts as a sore throat and then proceeds to a common cold. However, if the throat soreness returns, worsens and persists, a throat culture would be indicated to check for a strep throat and , if positive an antibiotic would be prescribed. ...Read more
I developed a cold and now I have a sore throat and my voice is hoarse and hurts to talk. Had tea, soup and logenzes. What else can I do for it?
PROBABLY VIRAL URI: You probably have a viral upper respiratory infection and all you need is symptomatic treatment like you are doing, but if it does not get better or you develop other symptoms like high fever, cough with greenish yellow expectoration etc, than consult your doctor for check up. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?
Most likely..: An upper respiratory tract infection which most of the time it is caused by a virus and resolves by 7-10 days. If persistent and severe symptoms and fever could be strep throat which might need antibiotic treatment. Try to rest and drink plenty of fluids but if symptoms persist or severe get seen by a provider in order to get a formal exam and treatment. ...Read more
My voice is hoarse and i don't know why, it just started today. I was yelling a bit but is that why? I clear my throat but there's nothing there
Hoarse voice: A hoarse voice could be a number of things and you've shared a couple of those in your question. Vocal abuse, which could amount to yelling or simply excessive use can cause acute hoarseness. Reflux can often get to the level of your voice box and cause a hoarse voice, too. It could be a cyst or a small bleed into the vocal cords or something serious. Best to get an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more
I have a returning swollen throat, with hoarse voice, my voice has been hoarse for months now. It's swollen then I think it's getting better, it's no?
See ENT doctor: See an ENT and have the throat thoroughly examined. ...Read more
I had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice will this eventually go away?
What kind of test can determine hoarseness causes? Had total thyroidectomy in Jan2015 and my voice feels slight hoarse and clearing throat , clear
Suffering frm acid reflux for past 1 year now getting pain in whole throat redness in epiglottis,and now hoarseness or my voice chnged wht should i do?
LPR: You have what sounds like laryngopharyngeal reflux(LPR). This is a common condition from reflux also known as GERD. Man patients only have LPR symptoms. Aggressive Rx with acid suppression is suggested with a PPI ( proton pump inhibitor) such as omeprazole- it may take 4-8 weeks to get better. ...Read more
I recently had a laryngoscopy and the doctor identified that I have Granular Pharyngitis. I always feel my throat heavy due to cough and have to clear my throat constantly. This has caused my voice to become low pitched and hoarse. I have been facing this
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