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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
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
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
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
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
What's the doctor's recommendation to heal my voice (lost my voice and coughing a lot) please help!?
Voice rest: The most effective way to heal your voice is to rest it. That means, no trying to talk while your voice is hoarse or absent. No whispering either. Stay hydrated. ...Read more
I am experiencing hoarse voice after mild smoke inhalation of burnt paper towel. The following also describes me: Loss of voice. What should I do?
Mgt: I would advise warm liquids, lozenges and rest. If it persists, please see ENT. ...Read more
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
Dx Laryngomalacia. Virus caused sig. Strider/loss of voice. Epiglotitis R/O Could combo laryngeal inflammation &Laryngomalacia cause severe symptoms?
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
My son recently had tonsilitus, and now I'm having similar symptoms only I also have nausea, feel faint, coughing, loss of voice and wheezy chest pain. I am asthmatic and I feel really tired all the time, do you think its just tonsilitus or something else
Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?
I went to the pa he said I have a virus that is causing my nasal congestion and my loss of voice was due to drain said meds won't help is this right?
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
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
Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?
At least you picked the right sport. It is a great game!
Regarding your symptoms I doubt it is squash related. Please see your doctor about your throat and voice issues. ...Read more
Hi, I am having a ice cold sensation when I breathe in? I'm currently suffering with a cold as well as loss of voice due to a clogged throat.
Had an accident 15/01/2016.hydrocholride gas loss of voice, taste, smell, earache can not swallow on rt side of mouth. Still the same after nearly 4 month?
Hydrogen chloride: ...gas rapidly turns into hydrochloric acid when in contact with water. It's a strong acid that can damage the tissues Some people develop a chronic condition called RADS (Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome). It is beyond the scope of HealthTap to evaluate & treat this condition. Please consult a physician (occupational health or ENT) who is familiar with this type of injury. Dr. Anne ...Read more
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
Loss of voice but no pain in the throat for two days now. Woke up blowing out infection looking mucous but fine after, no cough really?
WBC 8.1, ESR 33, No fever, White sputum. Loss of voice, breathless for 30-40 sec during cough for 3 weeks. Took antibiotic for 4 days, no relief. Help?
Go see a provider: At this point I think you should go in for a visit. ...Read more
Hacking cough, loss of voice, wheezing in larynx, when does asthma breath test gets lightheaded. Pt has suffered for 30 years with this. Diagnosis?
May be asthma: Cough and wheeze are symptoms of asthma, but also of other diseases. Getting lightheaded when performing a breathing test is not unusual and does not aid in making a diagnosis. Diseases to consider include also nasal and sinus disease, including allergy; gastric acid reflux, with or without asthma. The problem may also be in the larynx. See a board-certified allergist first and go from there. ...Read more
Perhaps you had a virus (cold) before the symptoms started. You may have "strep-throat". Perhaps you have a more serious problem affecting your lymph glands in your neck.
You need answers from a medical examination and blood tests to be sure you are taking care of yourself.
Tylenol (acetominiphorin) for body aches is helpful until you see your physician. ...Read more