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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 hoarse sometimes. What can I do to cure this?

Depends: To treat the hoarseness, one needs to know the cause. An otolaryngologist (ENT) doctor would be in a good position to provide evaluation and treatment with the goal of improving or possibly curing the hoarseness. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse for the past few months. Any thoughts or advice?

See an ENT: Otolaryngologists or ENT surgeons can evaluate you and perform the necessary tests to evaluate your hoarseness. There are many possibilites here so they would be the most qualified specialist to see. ...Read more

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What to do if I have done a lot of yelling over the years and now my voice so hoarse. is that any way to reverse this?

What to do if I have done a lot of yelling over the years and now my voice so hoarse. is that any way to reverse this?

See an ENT doctor: Complete loss, severe change in voice or hoarseness lasting longer than 2-3 weeks, it should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist- ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor). Take care. ...Read more

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I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, i feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, i feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

ENT doctor: You should see and ENT doctor and have h/her look at your vocal cords and advise you. If you smoke then it is a "no brainier" as to what you need to do. Still see the ent, which stands for ear, nose, and throat. ...Read more

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I lost my voice during a very bad cold that lasted for three weeks, now my voice is hoarse. What could this be? Is there any home remedies?

I lost my voice during a very bad cold that lasted for three weeks, now my voice is hoarse. What could this be? Is there any home remedies?

Laryngitis: See my tip on this. Try to rest your voice for about three days. Increase humidification in the bedroom, drink extra fluids, avoid shouting or raising your voice for about 2 weeks. This will allow the inflammation of your vocal cords to resolve. If you still have problems after instituting these measures for 2 weeks, see an ENT. ...Read more

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I choked on a carrot about 3-4 weeks ago and my voice got hoarse, and got better the next day. Could the carrot have caused permanent damage?

Did: You cough it out? It is unlikely to cause permanent damage. However if you have repeat of choking, a video swallow / or EGD or GI consult. ...Read more

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I am coughing up green phlem and my voice is hoarse what could this be. Its been going on for 5 days?

I am coughing up green phlem and my voice is hoarse what could this be. Its been going on for 5 days?

Bronchitis....: You likely have bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It is usually caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor so the exact etiology of the infection can be determined and treatment rendered. The hoarse voice can be due to upper airway inflammation from the infected sputum or the cough itself. Sometimes, a sputum culture is needed to determine the responsible organism. ...Read more