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Treatments For Laryngeal Spasm
Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?
Riiiiii-co-laaaaaa!!: Where'd you hear about that??First, and most importantly, it is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means most or all other possible causes of a chronic cough must be investigated. Assuming that, then you need the care of a specialist in this area.They might try certain medications and/or some Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. But you need to have coughed for over, say, six months for the workup to begin ...Read more
What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?
Hoarseness: The larynx has two components, extrinsic and intrinsic. When latter is involved the cords contain the lesion and hoarseness is the major symptom. Extrinsic lesions of the box are more complex since invasion into cartilage can minimize response to RT chemo and require partial if not total laryngectomy. Smoking is a major factor. If lesion superficial it can be cured to high extent with RT/chemo ...Read more
I have laryngeal reflux disease and trying to take pariet, but I have a phobia of pills unfortunately so always chew is there alternative treatment?
Larynx, also called: The voice box, comprises true vocal cords (the glottis), a short subglottis before the trachea and a supraglottis up to the epi-glottis and its functional parts. Treat ranges from laryngectomy (surgery), to radiotherapy alone for glottic, or chemoradiotherapy for supraglottic disease. It is highly curable in most stages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx ?
See below: Tobacco use is the major risk factor, hoarseness is a common symptom and treatment is by surgery and radiation. The question is too involved to address all the issues. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/laryngeal/patient/page1. ...Read more
There are surgical: Options, such as tendon transfers. There are physicians at tgh that i know can do this. However, this will not correct the myelopathy, it will only ease the pain from the spasticity. It may not improve function as well. Have you tried Botox injections? They are very useful with spasticity of you have not tried yet. ...Read more
Is it normal to experience burning in your throat several weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?
Is it normal to experience burning in your throat 3 weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?
Definitely, yes: You have received and intensive treatment to your larynx and by default your entire throat is affected. There is inflammation of the mucous membranes or mucositis causing thick, tenacious mucus and alot of soreness. Follow your ENT and radiation oncologists recommendations on how to help this. However, there will be weeks of soreness as it heals. ...Read more
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