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Throat Spray For Laryngitis
Yes: Usually this would only happen with very severe laryngitis or with chronic long standing laryngitis that leads to scarring changes in the vocal cords. Clearing the inflammation would be the easiest way to find out the answer to this question and see where you stand. This would certainly be a problem if you are a singer and it changes your voice signficantly. ...Read more
Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more
Location, germ: Laryngitis is a condition of the voice box including the vocal cords that is generally caused by a virus. Strep throat is a condition where the bacteria group a strep invades the mucous producing, glandular areas of the upper throat above the voice box & continues into the back of the nose and adenoidal tissue. ...Read more
I had laryngitis 1 1/2 weeks ago... now the voice is back, but still not totally normal... and throat feels dry...should I worry??
Don't kiss: Donot kiss. Go to nearest doctor get it treated. Otc antihistamin is helpful in the mean time. ...Read more
In the past 2 months I have had laryngitis 2x and my throat is swollen and very painful. Lymphnodes are rock solid. I.Show no other signs of sickness?
Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
How can you ease Laryngitis? I can't cough anymore because my throat hurts badly from it. I know I have something, but Sickness gives me anxiety. : (
I delevoped laryngitis without knowledge and ive had it for 4 years now. My throat is constantly Mucus covered and I have a hoarse voice. Please help?
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Reflux: Stomach juice coming up into the throat. ...Read more
When I get a cold it travels straight down the throat and rarely comes out through the nose. Develops into laryngitis. Why is this?
Pharyngitis: Hello. It sounds like a virus may be the source of your problems. It's important to practice proper preventative techniques during the cold and flu season. Drink enough fluids, wash your hands, try to avoid sick people and make sure you get your flu shot. Also see your doctor to assure that your immune system is healthy. Good luck. ...Read more
I seem to have laryngitis at least 2 X a month and strep throat at least 6-7 X a year. My bouts of laryngitis started after surgery from a hematoma?
This warrants: Laryngologist evaluation (ENT). That is a high incidence. Take care. ...Read more
I noticed a hoarse voice 2 weeks ago that gets worse in conversation and the right side of my throat has a bigger mass than the left side? Laryngitis?
Hoarseness: When you are hoarse for 2 weeks or more, we certainly recommend a good laryngeal exam with fiberoptic laryngoscopy or videostroboscopy. It's common to have laryngitis from a cold, allergies, or acid reflux, but you definitely need to get checked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more
Have LPR can I have cricopharyngal spasms also? Laryngitis /lump in throat feeling severe. Possible surgery to fix LPR soon. Will it help lump feeling.
Surgery for LPR: Few patients need surgery for lpr. Cricopharyngeal dyspahgia is a common symptom. Assuming this is the correct diagnosis you should be treated with twice daily proton pump inhibitor, perhaps bedtime h2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or epcid ac as well as complete caffiene avoidance prior to surgical evaluation. If not find an expereinced laparoscopic surgeon to perform the surgery. ...Read more
I have had laryngitis and very sore throat for over 3 weeks. Now I am starting to get "choked" on food and drinks. Are these related/what can I do?
I have a sever soar throat and caugh and loss of voice. And congestion. Had bad. Acid reflex recently. Could it be laryngitis?
Yes: Loss of voice is usually due to laryngitis it may last a couple of days but usually recovers without any complications. Treatment is supportive without the need of any medications. If however your sore throat gets worse with high fevers and increased cough you should see a physician for pharyngitis. This is also usually viral and does not need any medications, however rarely strep throat maybe diagnosed which does need antibiotics. ...Read more
I've have laryngitis for three days now and now I have a sore throat and my doctors on vacation and I tried home remedies for a sore throat.
For enlarged, beefy red tonsils with significant throat pain get a streph throat test (could go to an acute care facility if your dr is gone). Here are some more remedies if not: 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
I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?
To be evaluated by a GI (Gastroenterologist) Provider who will probably wish to endoscopically confirm the diagnosis and treat with appropriate Proton Pum Inhibitors (ag PRILOSEC) and possibly H-2 Blockers (PEPCID, ZANTAC (ranitidine) The laryngitis can ALSO be due to ACID and the "fullness" may be due to a co-existing HIATUS HERNIA
Hope this helps!
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I have nodules&cysts on throat. Can a daterapedrug cause laryngitis? Some1 slipped a GHB on my alcoholic drink 2 & half weeks ago, now voice is all gone
Unlikely now: It sounds like u have been through a traumatic time, both socially and medically. You should have seen a doctor who diagnosed these nodules and cysts, or do so. If u think u were sexually assaulted or even just abused by being given a drug, u should speak to your physician, guardian, close friend or even er doctor. Trying to handle such a serious life event alone can be even more harmful. ...Read more
I have had laryngitis for the past 13 days. I had an appointment with my dr, who said just allergies. I have no other symptoms, only that by the end of a typical work day, tired, and throat a little sore due to using voice all day. Is this normal for al
After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis.
There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as:
- otherwise silent reflux related changes,
- vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels),
- muscle tension dysphonia,
- benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker)
these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. ...Read more
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