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Remedies For Uncontrollable Vocal Sounds
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
My 85 yr old mom has 1 yr raspy, weak voice. History post nasal drip. What are some causes of this 'lose' of voice? Losenges seem to help a little.
Dysphonia: Voice changes can be associated with colds, injuries and surgery among other things. It's only been a short while so, she should be resting the voice along with hydrating herself. If it persists beyond the 2 week mark, get your mom to an ENT or laryngologist so that the doctor can look at her voice with a 'scope'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a bad flare of GERD cause a raspy voice- been very stressed for 2 weeks now GERD and following thata raspy voice?
I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?
(i do not have a cough!) any treatments for "primary cough ha"? Caused by straining. 9/10 excruciating pain (clear neuro eval)
Depends...: If the cough is present for 3 weeks or longer, it is considered a chronic cough. Etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. All of these have entirely different treatments so you need to see your doctor for diagnosis before the proper treatment can be given. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
Layrynscopy no damage from thyroidectomy ENT, it's allergy related for hoarse voice-. Flonase /Claritin try. What are other causes /lung symptoms?
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more
What are safe or effective treatments for a chronic sinusitis sufferer who has bad environmental allergies? It's making me kind of miserable.
chronic allergic rhinitis for last 8 years.
Please give me some suggestion to cure this recurrent rhinorrhoea?
What is chronic pharyngitis caused by? I do not smoke or misuse my voice. I have a cough and post nasal drip along with serious fatigue.
Allergies : Allergies cause rhinitis (runny nose) that causes post nasal drip. This can cause irritation of your throat (pharyngitis). Over-the-counter allergy medicine may help relieve it. You can try loraditine (claritin) or other previous prescription anti-allergy meds cetrizine (zyrtec). Check with your doctor if this does not make it better in a few days, you have any medical conditions or are pregnant. ...Read more
Cough and congestion for 3 yrs no specialist or my pcp seems like they cannot find anything but acid reflux or bronchitis. Nothing has helped. ?
What are treatment options for an 11 year old who exhibits facial tics such as eye blinking andd mouth opening?
Sudden onset?: If the tics have a sudden onset, then pandas needs to be considered particularly if they started after an illness. Stressful psychosocial events can trigger a tic in a susceptible individual. Developmental or benign tics usually start around 7 yo, so this is a bit late. Please get a thorough evaluation by a well trained doctor in this area. There are many effective treatment options once DX made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can long term sore throat caused by Laryngophayngeal reflux turn into something serious like cancer? Is there a real cure for it? I have it for 4 mths
Reflux: Greetings. Acid reflux can cause irritation to sensitive mucous membranes that surround the voice box area. This stomach juice can trigger inflammation throughout the entire upper airway. Cancer has been linked to reflux. The treatments are to avoid eating before bedtime, eat a low acid diet, weight loss, avoiding alcohol and smoking. Consider an antacid, H2 blocker or a PPI like Omeprazole. ...Read more
I am having hypochlorhydria and experiencing symptoms like heartburn , reflux, belching?Is there any complete cure for my problem?Any natural remedy?
I'm being treated for GERD but still having cricopharyngeal spasm that's raising my anxiety/reflux. Is treatment for LPR different? Would i benefit?
LPR management: Lpr (laryngopharyngeal reflux) is a variant of gerd that causes regurgitation high up the esophagus into the posterior pharynx (back of throat) which can irritate the vocal cords upper airway causing throat clearing symptoms. Treatment is aggressive acid suppressive therapy with ppi, diet and lifestyle. Often high dose ppi or ppi + histamine blocker combo therapy is recommended. Good luck. ...Read more
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