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What Are The Best Foods To Eat To Help Get Over Laryngitis
In your age group the most common cause of laryngitis is caused from an upper respiratory viral infection---usually associated with a barky cough --noted especially at night. Treatment that is useful is a short coarse of prednisone--or a shot of dexamethasone---talk with your Doctor
Over the counter treatments are many-- gargles, sprays and various throat lozengers--simple honey and lemon works ...Read more
Strict voice rest: Strict voice rest will usually lead to resolution of hoarseness within 24 hours. If you must speak avoid whispering as this puts more strain on vocal cords than attempting to speak in a normal voice. If hoarseness persists despite strict voice rest then evaluation by a physician is indicated. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication?
Is the cambridge diet safe when you are ill with flu and laryngitis and have very weak immune system? Is it ok to not eat proper food?
No: Ask your own doctor first. But i'd recommend caution with any diet plan that relies on "replacement" food from one company. It's never "ok to not eat proper food, " as it isn't sustainable without continuing to buy company food. The foods may have various nutrients, but with the flu you may not be able to stomach such processed products. Why not learn how to cook & eat healthily instead? ...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?
Mild Exercise: The "food coma" is a result of blood moving from your arms, legs and brain to your gut to digest the food which also requires energy. After consuming large meals your body may feel lethargic. Try walking or doing mild non-stressful activities during this time to keep blood flowing to other parts of your body. Eating smaller meals more frequently will also reduce the effects of said "coma". ...Read more
What is the best way to get over food cravings? Varied, depend on deficiencies > what is in the house.
Varies: Often our food cravings are due to allergies to those foods. Our bodies reaction to a food we're allergic to often is initially stimulating so we "crave" them. Chocolate craving can be from mg deficiency. Carbohydrate craving from lack of serotonin or from adrenal fatigue and body telling us to look for quick energy sources. Find functional medicine doc to help explore and correct this. ...Read more
Laryngitis: Everyone heals at different rates, the best way to help get your voice back when the cords are inflammed from infection is voice rest. No talking! ...Read more
Yes: People in one household tend to get the same upper respiratory infections at the same time, because the germs (usually viruses) are contagious. In the fall season, we see kids getting croup (cold symptoms and a barky cough). The same viruses that cause croup will cause laryngitis in teens and adults. ...Read more
I was just wondering if it is possible to get laryngitis from a car accident and if it is then how? What causes it?
Ever since I had my first bout of bronchitis/laryngitis 3 yrs ago, everytime I get sick, I get laryngitis. Is there any possible way to avoid this?
Hello sir, I wish u are in best of your health. My problem is chronic laryngitis from the last 7 months. I have a constant discomfort inside my thro?
Hi, thanx 4 ur wishes: With such complaint you need to see a specialist, an ENT, stop smoking or being around smokers, if you can. You need full assessment, and you can start with your primary doctor, wish you all the best ...Read more
Laryngitis: This is most commonly viral and will clear up on its own with patience. There are no drugs that will cure this. ...Read more
Common: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the lining of the voicebox (the larynx) and occurs as a residual effect of colds and other upper respiratory infections (which are common) but can also occur from overuse (lengthy singing or yelling loudly like at a sports game) and rarely from growths on the larynx. Your otolaryngologist can evaluate this and give you the best remedy. ...Read more
Laryngitis is usually a viral infection, and is contagious. Push fluids, gargle with warm salt water, and use lozenges. Get plenty of rest. There is no treatment other than supportive care.
Don't share drinking glasses, and avoid close contact. It will decrease the chances of your kids catching it.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I currently have laryngitis & it comes the same time evry year. I sing in choir & our concert is 10/7/2012. I have a solo. How can I get back voice?
Be careful: As soon as possible, you will need to see an ENT doctor who has a strong interest in voice. Ent needs to visualize your vocal cords to determine if there are any nodules or lesions that may be affecting the quality of your voice. It is possible you could make your singing and talking voice worse if you don't seek a medical opinion 1st. If it is simple laryngitis, there are ways to get you ready. ...Read more
I get laryngitis about twice a year. Is that abnormal? I work in a profession where I need my voice. How do you cure this?
Laryngitis: Larynigitis (a viral cause of acute hoarseness) is a pretty common infection. Everyone will get it, and usually more than once. For most adults they get it every few years or so. If you are in a profession where you use your voice a lot, then these episodes of hoarseness twice a year are probably not viral laryngitis, but are probably episodes of voice decompensation related to your work. ...Read more
Laryngitis, what can I take or do from home to get my voice back and loosen flem/mucus. Loosing voice?
How can I improve my immune system? Had me 5 years ago & constantly get colds, flu &laryngitis which takes weeks to recover from. Hard to live normal
I'm 34 and had tonsils out 4 1/2 yrs ago. Whenever I get a cold I get laryngitis. August I had vocal polyps removed and now have 1st cold & laryngitis?
Immunity: Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. It sounds like you are highly susceptible to infection. Are you asking why you are sick again after having a tonsillectomy and polypectomy? Some people just have a predisposition to infection for multiple reasons. Try frequent salt water gargles and ask your dentist or primary care doctor for chlorhexadin mouthwash. ...Read more
How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes? Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?
Is it common to have laryngitis everytime I get a cold... I recently has Globus due to stress and now I have lost my voice for the 4th time this year?
Reflux?: See ENT or internist to rule out a severe case of gastroesophaheal reflux which can be asymptomatic except for recurrent bouts of sore throat. Heartburns, slow digestion, and bloating may be hints pointing to the diagnosis. A throat exam can tell you if the problem is reflux. Otherwise get checked for strep ...Read more
I have outgrown asthma but now frequently get laryngitis, croup and windpipe infections is there anything I can do?
Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today I can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!
See below: Viral infectiions cause the majoritty of cases of acute laryngitis. Mycoplasma and chlamydophilia infectiions are also frequent causes. Treatment is generally symptomatic ie. Voice rest, use of antitussives to stop all coughing, analgesics and humidification. Antibiotics are generally not recommended. It usually resolves in less than 7 days. ...Read more