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Why does my voice become croaky for no apparent reason?

Why does my voice become croaky for no apparent reason?

Needs a look: The possibilities are myriad: mucus from post nasal dripping, swelling from reflux, mass(es) on the vocal cords, poor articulation...You should see an ENT who specializes in voice to explore your problem in detail and have an exam which can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and obstructive problems that interfere with the functioning ...Read more


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My voice is really croaky in morning until i speak for a while and also get extremely dry throat which chokes me until i drink. What could it be?

My voice is really croaky in morning until i speak for a while and also get extremely dry throat which chokes me until i drink. What could it be?

You may be right: Dryness could be affecting your voice box. Using a humidifier could help. Also, acid and post nasal drip might be further irritating it. To make sure there is nothing bad going on in there, have your local ENT examine and look at your voice box to be sure. ...Read more

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I have to constantly clear my voice or it gets croaky and 'phlegmy'. How can I keep my throat clear?

I have to constantly clear my voice or it gets croaky and 'phlegmy'. How can I keep my throat clear?

Post nasal drip: You should consult a physician. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip.. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti poti sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat my 'croaky voice'?

Is there any way to treat my 'croaky voice'?

Treat "croaky" voice: First see an otolaryngologist to make sure you do not have lesions/growths on your vocal cords. Conditions like reflux will need to be controlled through diet modification +/- medications. You may also need to be evaluated by a speech therapist. ...Read more

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What can I do to figure out my croaky voice problems?

Treat "croaky" voice: First see an otolaryngologist to make sure you do not have lesions/growths on your vocal cords. Conditions like reflux will need to be controlled through diet modification +/- medications. You may also need to be evaluated and treated by a speech therapist. ...Read more

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What causes the voice to become croaky all of a sudden?

What causes the voice to become croaky all of a sudden?

Larynx irritation: The voice is formed by vibrating the vocal chords. If the chords are swollen, irritated, or damaged, the vibrations will be "out of tune", and you may be hoarse or lose your voice entirely. ...Read more

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How to get a deeper voice?

How to get a deeper voice?

Voice lessons: Voice tone will usually reach its complete potential after puberty. In people committed to sex reassignment, hormones are offered. Voice lessons (singing lessons) are non-invasive and fun, and can teach you how to use your voice in different ways. ...Read more

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How is the voice evaluated?

How is the voice evaluated?

Voice: There are multiple ways to evaluate the voice. We can measure the essential frequency, measure vocal range, determine is cough/clearing is a problem, and do an endoscopy to look at the vocal cords. Talk to your doctor about going for an evaluation if there is a problem. An ENT or speech pathologist referral may be indicated. ...Read more

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How can I have a deeper voice?

How can I have a deeper voice?

Speech therapy..: You might benefit from a visit to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) for vocal cord/speech therapy, or see your regular doctor for correct direction. ...Read more