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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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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 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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Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

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

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How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

Dr. Ravi Samy Dr. Samy
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How to cure a hoarse voice fast?

Rest: The less you speak, the better. Make sure you don't smoke. Treating reflux can help. If this does not improve, please see an otolaryngologist and get a flexible scope exam. I pray you feel better! ...Read more

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Can nasal congestion make your voice hoarse?

Can nasal congestion make your voice hoarse?

It can be associated: Congestion can be caused by allergies or nasal infection. That process could affect the vocal cords causing swelling and hoarseness at the same time. Or drainage down the back of the throat could cause inflation of the vocal cords causing hoarseness. Or gastroesphogeal reflux could splash on the vocal cords or into the back of the nose causing both hoarseness and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural remedy for vocal chords nodules or persistent hoarseness?

Dr. Ted Leem Dr. Leem
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Anyone know what is a natural remedy for vocal chords nodules or persistent hoarseness?

Speech therapy: Dangerous causes of hoarseness should be ruled out by an ENT doctor. Following that, speech therapy can be beneficial for vocal nodules. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months.What is it?

Allergies and GERD: There are several conditions that can cause similar symptoms; allergies with postnasal drip, acid reflux or heartburn affecting the throat, viral uris or other bacterial infections. Since it had been present for 2 months, i would recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Teacher, hoarse and losing voice on flovent hfa...Probably side effect ...Suggestions to resolve hoarseness?

Rinse after use: You can rinse after using to assure no residual medication lingers in your oral cavity to cause adverse reactions and or hoarseness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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Does cough medicine make your voice raspy?

Does cough medicine make your voice raspy?

Cough does....: Cough medicine itself likely doesn't cause a raspy voice but coughing can. Coughing can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords as can certain infections of the upper airway, like viral infections that cause the common cold and flu. If the raspiness does not resolve once the coughing stops, or if it is worsening, then see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Can sleeping habits.Cause hoarse voice?

Can sleeping habits.Cause hoarse voice?

Yes: Snoring and sleep apnea can cause a horse voice, especially in the morning. ...Read more

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What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

Doctor can evaluate: 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 quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throat lozenges containing an anesthetic can relieve pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Can a voice sound hoarse with a ear infection?

Can a voice sound hoarse with a ear infection?

See below: Ear infections are often associated with upper respiratory illness and hoarse voice can go along with this - so, yes this is possible. ...Read more

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What causes sore throats and voice loss?

What causes sore throats and voice loss?

Viral infection: Voice loss (laryngitis) is almost always viral. You can use warm salt water gargles and ibuprofen. If it lasts more than 2 weeks, you may need to see an ENT doctor to have your vocal chords checked. ...Read more

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Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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