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16, never smoked/drank alcohol. Lately i had sore throat, a lump in throat, ear itchiness, hoarse voice. I am a classical singer. Is it throat cancer?

16, never smoked/drank alcohol. Lately i had sore throat, a lump in throat, ear itchiness, hoarse voice. I am a classical singer. Is it throat cancer?

Not throat cancer: Cancer won't announce itself like this, especially at your age. It's a relatively slow-growing ulcer or mass that is cruelly subtle in its initial presentation. Being a singer, you're already protecting yourself from most forms of throat cancer by not smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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What can b done to remedy a 3 year old 's voice. When compared to his mates it's hoarse and harsh to the ear.he talks but also not clearly?

What can b done to remedy a 3 year old 's voice. When compared to his mates it's hoarse and harsh to the ear.he talks but also not clearly?

Vocal cord issue: Hoarseness in children is often the result of acid reflux, which can cause chronic irritation of the vocal cords. Less commonly, vocal cord damage from a procedure such as intubation, or polyps can create a similar sound. A doctor that specializes in this region, such as an ENT, should be able to clarify this for you. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a hoarse voice from sore throat?

What is the best remedy for a hoarse voice from sore throat?

Rest: Your best bet is rest and not using voice and speaking as little as possible. But anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen can help. If more serious then cortisone can help too. Drink cold fluids too. But if symptoms not improving see your doctor for sure. ...Read more

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What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking hoarseness and sore throat. Why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy cure for it?

What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking  hoarseness and sore throat. Why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy  cure for it?

Vocal chord strain: Vocal chord strain requires rest soothing beverages antiinflammatories and proper warmup and vocal exercises. It's basically like a sports injury. Singers are not immune to allergies and post nasal drip, viral pharyngitis or strep throat and if over exerted may be more likely to have a sore throat. If dysphagia or odynophagia present see md. ...Read more

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I lost my voice during a very bad cold that lasted for three weeks, now my voice is hoarse. What could this be? Is there any home remedies?

I lost my voice during a very bad cold that lasted for three weeks, now my voice is hoarse. What could this be? Is there any home remedies?

Laryngitis: See my tip on this. Try to rest your voice for about three days. Increase humidification in the bedroom, drink extra fluids, avoid shouting or raising your voice for about 2 weeks. This will allow the inflammation of your vocal cords to resolve. If you still have problems after instituting these measures for 2 weeks, see an ENT. ...Read more

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Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? Wait? Home remedies? 20 F 213.8lbs

Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? Wait? Home remedies? 20 F 213.8lbs

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I am a singer.How to improve my voice?

I am a singer.How to improve my voice?

A medical question?: If you suffer from an acute upper or lower respiratory condition - take a break from singing - both practice or performing. If chronic, you might want to think about other careers. Find a better web site for vocal artists. ...Read more

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Am a singer what foods are good for my voice?

Am a singer what foods are good for my voice?

Avoid irritants: Perhaps the best plan you could adopt is an anti-inflammatory diet. There are many articles and books to read up on the specifics. You want to avoid foods that cause reflux as this may create tissue injury around the esophagus, posterior pharynx and upper airway. At some point you may be interested in finding out what foods you are allergic too through a test like alcat. ...Read more

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Why do I have hoarseness in my voice?

Why do I have hoarseness in my voice?

Many reasons: But the underlying problem is something affecting the vibration of your vocal cords. The vocal cords are like two strands of a rubber band. When they don't vibrate well, you will have hoarseness. This can be due to inflammation (reflux, allergies), infection, poor technique leading to fatigue, smoking, nodules, polyps, cysts, etc. If hoarseness persists, you should see an ent. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice and hard time breathing?

Hoarse voice and hard time breathing?

Cough, hard breathin: This could be very serious. Call your doctor to be seen today or go to walk in or ER. ...Read more