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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Losing Your Voice

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How can I fake sick, or lose your voice?

Why: Would a doctor want to give your directions on how to fake an illness? Come on now. ...Read more

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Could whispering make you lose your voice?

Could whispering make you lose your voice?

If you whisper: LOUDLY — it can cause a strain on vocal cords. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lose your voice forever?

Is it possible for you to lose your voice forever?

Aphonia: Depends on the cause &extent of injury to the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Ok so how do you lose your voice? The most effective way?

Ok so how do you lose your voice? The most effective way?

You want to lose it?: I'm thinking you mean the best way to get it back. If so — give it total (TOTAL) rest for several days. No whispering or mouthing words at all. Writing is the safest, but even then try not to be saying the words in your head. All those things pull on the vocal cords a bit. I did it personally and it works best if you don't do them. To lose it — surgery, I guess, but few Drs would do it. Why? ...Read more

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My baby seems to have lost a bit other voice due to her cold... Is this normal? Is this a bad sign? What should I do?

My baby seems to have lost a bit other voice due to her cold... Is this normal?  Is this a bad sign? What should I do?

Hoarseness with a: Cold is pretty common. It means her vocal cords are irritated. The best treatments are good hydration, saline nose drops, & suctioning her nose with a bulb syringe. Use a humidifier if your pediatrician okays it. If she has a recital temperature of 100.4 or above, isn't nursing/drinking well or her symptoms worsen, take her to her doctor. Otc cough/cold syrups are not useful & may be harmful. ...Read more

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Could i permanently lose my voice?

Could i permanently lose my voice?

It's possible: Permanent complete voice loss is rare. However, permanent partial damage to the voice resulting in a scratchy or rough or abnormal voice can happen.

If you have other questions you should see a voice specialist near you. ...Read more

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What can keep me from losing my voice?

What can keep me from losing my voice?

Hoarseness: The most common cause of recurrent hoarseness are voice overuse or voice abuse. Screaming, shouting or prolonged talking in a loud volume will result in hoarseness. Do not clear your throat or make yourself cough. Good hydration and proper voice hygiene is the key for prevention! ...Read more

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How can I get my voice back after losing it?

How can I get my voice back after losing it?

Voice rest: Complete voice rest for 10 days, good hydration. Don't clear your throat or whisper. Talk softly if you have to. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to completely lose one's voice?

Is it harmful to completely lose one's voice?

Yes: Aphonia, or complete loss of the voice, coud be something as simple as swelling of the vocal cords, but there could be paralysis of one of the vocal cords. Vocal cord paralysis can be due to benign or malignant processes. It is best to have it evaluated with laryngoscopy. ...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 an 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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I'm losing my voice, what can I do to ease the pain?

I'm losing my voice, what can I do to ease the pain?

Losing voice: You can try honey and warm it up. You can mix it with water if it is too thick. Warm tea helps some of my singers. If it is persistent I would be happy to see you. I am in detroit as well at henry ford. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Do boys lose there voice while going through puberty?

Voice gets manly: The boys do lose their boyish, high frequency voice, but it changes to a more manly, low frequency deeper voice. It changes to an adult male like voice. These changes are due the hormonal changes, they go through during puberty. They develop secondary sexual characteristics. These changes are mainly due to increase in the levels of the hormone, testosterone. Thanks. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I'm losing my voice and I have a concert tomorrow, please help!?

Losing voice: Very sorry to hear that. This can be quite challenging because your voice is the key part of your concert. In this short a period, best to see a doctor who specializes on voice issues, called an otolaryngologist. This kind of doctor can look at your voice box, hopefully determine what is happening and give you appropriate treatment. Wish you the best... And... Break a leg! ...Read more

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Why do I keep losing my voice? I lose it whenever I get a cold or when it is dry out (at work)?

Why do I keep losing my voice?  I lose it whenever I get a cold or when it is dry out (at work)?

Vocal cords: Your vocal cords appear to be sensitive to changes in swelling when there is infection or when there are changes in hydration. By itself this may not mean very much, but to be sure nothing else is going on, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I keep on losing my voice, it's been happening on and off for the past 3 years any suggestions why this is happening?

Many possibilities : The three most likely reasons are 1) vocal abuse (screaming, yelling, forcing the voice, going to loud bars and pubs) 2) reflux where stomach juice comes up into your throat without warning leading to burning and inflammation in your throat and 3) poor vocal technique with poor breath support leading to tension in your neck and throat. Please see an ENT doctor who specializes in the voice for eval. ...Read more

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I am losing my voice and I don't know. I have not been yelling or coughing or anything can you help me? Please and thank you

I am losing my voice and I don't know. I have not been yelling or coughing or anything can you help me? Please and thank you

Many possibilities: Reflux is a major reason why people have voice problems in the absence of vocal abuse. Poor vocal technique can also be an issue. If you drink coffee or tea, stop. Also don't eat or drink anything for 3 hours before going to bed. You also should make an appointment with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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For about 3 weeks now I have lost the upper range of my voice. At first, I thought it was a bit of "losing my voice" but no pain and no improvement?

Evaluation : You really need to see your doctor and give a good history. Are you a smoker? Any trauma? Could be virus or mNt other thoughts. See your doctor to rule out pissibilities ...Read more

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Why i never lose my voice?

Perhaps: You treat your vocal cords nicely (i.e. not screaming) & perhaps when you have had viral infections they didn't go straight for your larynx. Consider yourself lucky. I was a cheerleader in high school — and typically had lost my voice by the time I had to sing in church choir on Sunday mornings. Avoid voice strain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for losing your voice?

What is the treatment for losing your voice?

Voice rest: Hoarseness is most commonly caused by overuse, smoking or acid reflux. Avoid screaming and whispering. See an ENT specialist for hoarseness lasting longer than 2 weeks. www.richmondent.com. ...Read more

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