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

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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I need advice.My child 8 mounths old.Her diagnosis gastroesofagus reflux.Now she has a hoarse voice, voimiting.We use ranitidin.What foods I can give ?

Reflux: Thicken her foods, never over feed, offer small more frequent feeds, do not feed her lying down. Have her eat more solids. It generally improves once babies have the ability to sit alone. If you think she is getting worse also consider food allergies and have her evaluated by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen. I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone  pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen.  I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

See ENT: The facial swelling might be due to steroids even though this would be uncommon side effect from a short-term high dose quick taper of steroids. If your hoarseness was caused by vocal cord edema, you would have noticed some improvement. Now, you should have an ENT look at your vocal cords directly with a special camera in the clinic to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your voice is hoarse for over a week?

Borderline problem: If your voice problem last more than ~2 weeks, it's important to get to a voice specialist so that you don't do yourself any harm by trying to 'push through' the issue. We look with a special camera that guides our discussion and plan for helping you heal the voice. ...Read more

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For the past few months my voice has been hoarse/scratchy but, without pain. I am a half a pack a day smoker, 49 year old male, in otherwise in excele?

See ENT: Based on your history, i would highly recommend that you see an ENT (otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon). The ENT will perform a complete head and neck examination including an office endoscopy to examine your vocal cords. The primary purpose is to rule out cancer of the vocal cords. Once this is ruled out you may have benign vocal cord changes due to smoking or other factors. ...Read more

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How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

Rest: The less you speak, the better. Make sure you don't smoke. Treating reflux can help. If this does not improve, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam. I pray you feel better! ...Read more

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How can I treat a hoarse voice quickly?

Voice rest: If you a professional voice user (teacher or singer), voice rest for several days or a high dose of oral steroids may help. If the voice disorder lasts for more than 3 weeks, i would strongly advise you seeing a laryngologist to make a proper diagnosis. Most inflammations of the vocal folds are virus and it takes 7-10 days to resolve. There is not much you can do to alter the inflammation. ...Read more