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Recover Voice Laryngitis
Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more
Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more
Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?
Post nasal drip: Chronic post nasal drip with or without allergic cause or reflux would be two of the most common causes of those symptoms. You can do a trial of antihistamines, pull dairy from your diet, or do allergy testing to confirm this as the cause. Reflux can be confirmed by seeing ent, having a nasal scope and showing inflamed vocal chords. ...Read more
Dx Laryngomalacia. Virus caused sig. Strider/loss of voice. epiglotitis R/O
Could combo laryngeal inflammation &Laryngomalacia cause severe symptoms
Voice rest but check: It really depends on the cause. Huskiness usually means there is swelling or a change in the structure of the vocal cords. Alot of people i are in jobs that require constant talking, which could lead to nodule formation. Excessive strain can also contribute or swelling due to an irritant like acid reflux or smoking. Ver rarely, tumor can present with a change in the voice. Check it out with ent. ...Read more
It depends: If your tonsils are small and the change in your throat is small then the likelihood of it changing your singing voice is small. The bigger your tonsils are the greater the likelihood that it will change your singing voice. The reason is that your throat and nose is your vocal tract. The vocal tract is what determines "your sound". By removing tonsils you change your vocal tract and you can change your sound. ...Read more
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