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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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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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