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I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia with acid reflux, sinusitis, & laryngitis. What kind of recovery period am i looking at?

I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia with acid reflux, sinusitis, & laryngitis. What kind of recovery period am i looking at?

Depends on details: Your question suggests laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) aka extra-esophageal reflux disease (eerd). Generally, high dose ppis are ineffective; medications/ppis do not stop reflux. First, you must recover from pneumonia. Then, you should consult with a minimally invasive surgeon to discuss more definitive treatment options http://goo.Gl/0rrqv. ...Read more

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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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How to know if I have laryngitis?

How to know if I have laryngitis?

Voice change: Voice is hoarse and changed. Diagnosis by ENT endoscopy. if doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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What is laryngitis and how can it be caught?

Multple causes: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal folds causing hoarseness. However, the term laryngitis is really a non specific term meaning hoarseness or roughness of the sound of the voice. As such, the causes of hoarseness are multiple and include infection, nodule, polyp, granuloma (gerd) and even tumor. The diagnosis can be found if a doctor looks at your larynx with a scope. It is not caught. ...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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Can you permanently lose your voice from laryngitis?

Can you permanently lose your voice from laryngitis?

Laryngitis: It is a inflammatory condition . Once the last inflammation is fixed the voice returns. It should not be permanent but bless some other coexisting pathology is there. ...Read more

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How long does laryngitis take to make voice go away?

By swelling: It causes swelling and inflamation of the larynx and causes the traditional hoarseness associated with laryngitis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more