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Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Generally no: Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils. Losing your voice is laryngitis. If you have an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus, it could be affecting the entire upper respiratory tract and you could have laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Loss Of Voice (Definition)

Laryngitis really means inflammation of the voicebox, but often, if the vocal cords are inolved, you will be hoarse or you may ...Read more


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How do I fix a loss of voice from shouting?

How do I fix a loss of voice from shouting?

Avoid shouting.: The best way to stop this is to stop having to shout. Let others know that you cannot shout and have to keep your voice. If you still find your voice going, you might benefit from a visit to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) for vocal cord/speech therapy, or see your regular doctor for correct direction. ...Read more

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What things could cause a permanent loss of voice?

What things could cause a permanent loss of voice?

See below: Trouble speaking most frequently would be vocal chord related damage or injury or polyp also intubation related injury to vocal chord see ENT doc for eval. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: loss of voice?

What is the definition or description of: loss of voice?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis really means inflammation of the voicebox, but often, if the vocal cords are inolved, you will be hoarse or you may lose your voice entirely. ...Read more

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Echoes and constant ringing hot, stuffy head loss of voice maybe peritonsillitis, what to do?

Echoes and constant ringing hot, stuffy head loss of voice maybe peritonsillitis, what to do?

See your doctor: If your doctor is able to diagnose your possible infection, she will prescribe the medication you may need. Otherwise she will refer you to an ENT for possible diagnostic work up and proper treatment. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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88yrs old lady complain of sudden loss of voice after 2hrs return voice without rx cns ex normal serum calcium 4.5mg/dl how ican deal with her?

88yrs old lady complain of sudden loss of voice after 2hrs return voice without rx cns ex normal serum calcium 4.5mg/dl how ican deal with her?

Go to ER: needs calcium replacement immediately . Needs to get ionized calcium level checked and monitor for further similar cns symptoms. Aspirin should be given after DT scan of head is not showing any intracranial bleed. ...Read more

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I have had loss of voice/hoarseness for 5 weeks white patches on vocal cords 2 doctors don't know what it is?

I have had loss of voice/hoarseness for 5 weeks white patches on vocal cords 2 doctors don't know what it is?

See ENT: 5 weeks with no voice and hoarseness, along with visible lesions on your vocal cords needs an ENT evaluation with possible biopsy of the lesion(s) to procure a diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Loss of voice due to tight choking feeling from anxiety?

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Loss of voice due to tight choking feeling from anxiety?

Anxiety: Possible , especially if panic attack, but voice should come back when attack subsides. ...Read more

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Pin point chest pain, loss of voice, mild cough and congestion. ?

Pin point chest pain, loss of voice, mild cough and congestion. ?

Laryngitis: You have all the symptoms of a viral upper respiratory infection.As emergency therapy you can steam yourself in a hot dhower , drink tea and lemon and see your doctor for further therapy. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

My Boyfriend is experiencing  loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best drink to numb the throat and help with the loss of voice?

Honey, lemon juice: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic. I think I have thrush on my tongue. Could it possibly be in my larynx as well, causing loss of voice? Smoker 1/2 pack also. Thanks

I'm a diabetic. I think I have thrush on my tongue. Could it possibly be in my larynx as well, causing loss of voice? Smoker 1/2 pack also. Thanks

Potentially: Hoarseness or loss of voice in the presence of oral thrush can indicate laryngeal involvement, but many other things can cause the same symptoms. Best to see your Primary Care for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?

Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?

Many possibilities: Many things could do this: allergic bronchitis; asthma; even reflux problems leading to occult aspiration of stomach acid; sinusitis. Less likely but still to consider would be heart issues such as congestive heart failure. Do you smoke? ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies on how to cure a sore throat and loss of voice?

What are some home remedies on how to cure a sore throat and loss of voice?

Ginger tea: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more