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What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

Mgt: Her drooling and hoarseness should be evaluated by pediatric pulmonology as well. If she is have difficulty breathing, please see the Emergency Room.
A virtual appointment can be booked online to follow up, and may be useful for your child and pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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My child is teething and I'm wondering if teething can cause symptoms like excessive tiredness and a hoarse voice?

My child is teething and I'm wondering if teething can cause symptoms like excessive tiredness and a hoarse voice?

Teething or sick?: Teething causes tiredness but maybe only from not sleeping or battling the pain of a tooth busting through. Teething does cause runny nose, slight cough, loose stools, some drooling, crankiness, etc. Hoarse voice might be a sore throat or laryngitis due to a viral infection. ESP if eating poorly or has a fever or other signs of being sick. Check with your doc on Monday just to be sure. ...Read more

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Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

Baby nodules: There is no proof that 'crying it out' causes permanent damage to the voice. However, you should make sure that baby is well-hydrated otherwise. This phase shouldn't last very long, though, so seek the advice of your pediatrician if you can't establish healthy sleep patterns with baby. ...Read more

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Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. She is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. She is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Hoarseness of voice: Hoarseness of voice in children commonly caused by excessive screaming, crying, or coughing. Other causes include GERD, allergy or throat infection. Keep your baby properly hydrated and use humidified air. If the condition persist, consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer.? Normal.

5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer.? Normal.

Usually crystals: The various breakdown products that end up in babies pee can form colored urate crystals that can have that appearance. This is something you can review with babies doc. ...Read more

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I need advice. My child 8 mounths old. Her diagnosis gastroesofagus reflux. Now she has a hoarse voice, voimiting. We use ranitidin. What foods I can give?

I need advice. My child 8 mounths old. Her diagnosis gastroesofagus reflux. Now she has a hoarse voice, voimiting. We use ranitidin. What foods I can give?

Reflux: Thicken her foods, never over feed, offer small more frequent feeds, do not feed her lying down. Have her eat more solids. It generally improves once babies have the ability to sit alone. If you think she is getting worse also consider food allergies and have her evaluated by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

A variety of causes: Hoarseness in infants can be from a variety of causes. Babies can have reflux and chronic irritation of the airway from the spitting up can cause hoarseness. Viral illness can cause short-term hoarseness. Some babies are born with a paralyzed vocal cord. Babies can have papillomas on their vocal cords (especially if the mother had known genital warts at some time in her life). ...Read more

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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness in your voice?

What causes hoarseness in your voice?

Many things: The vocal cords have an ideal structure and consistency. For an ideal voice the edges of the cords require nice healthy tissue that moves well when air passes between the closed cords. Anything that effects the cords or airflow through them can cause hoarseness. If you abuse your voice by screaming you can get swellings on the edges, if you have reflux the cords can swell. Colds can cause swelling. ...Read more

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3mnt old baby came home from daycare hoarse. Should I be worried?

3mnt old baby came home from daycare hoarse. Should I be worried?

Abruptly hoarse: There are several causes of hoarseness in infants, but abrupt development of this is usually caused by viral infections, coughing/vomiting or prolonged periods of crying. ...Read more

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I've had a "hoarse" voice since April 2nd (when I was sick). I'm all better, but my voice is still hoarse... What might be the cause of that?

Hoarse Voice: Greetings. The most likely cause of your vocal changes is persistent swelling of your vocal cords. The cold is most commonly caused by a virus as is laryngitis. Give your voice a rest. Drink lots of liquids and avoid aggressive throat clearing. Ibuprofen is a good antiinflammatory that will help too. I assume you have no reflux and don't smoke. Rest assured your voice should recover just fine. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness?

Hoarseness: Hoarseness is caused by anything that irritates the vocal cords -- post-nasal drip, viral infection, polyps, screaming, singing, smoking, etc. -- voice rest is the treatment of choice -- persistent hoarseness needs to be evaluated by your physician, especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Does yelling cause hoarseness?

Yes: Vocal abuse, like yelling or screaming can cause hoarseness. Chronic abuse can lead to vocal nodules, also known as singer's or screamer's nodules. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux cause hoarseness?

How does acid reflux cause hoarseness?

Backflow: Backflow of stomach contents (stomach acid and pepsin) into the throat and larynx can lead to inflammation and irritation. This chronic exposure can lead to an assortment of symptoms including voice change, loss of vocal range, sore throat, dry cough, foreign body sensation in the throat, throat clearing among others. Heartburn is not a frequent symptom in patients who reflux into the throat. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice, small cough little bit of mucus, what to do?

Hoarse voice, small cough little bit of mucus, what to do?

Hoarse: If greater than three weeks, have ENT take a look at your vocal cords. Otherwise voice rest, no smoking, no alcohol, drink a lot of clear fluids, no throat clearing ...Read more

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What is the cause of hoarseness of voice after thyroidectomy?

Shortly after. ..: Hoarseness can occur from irritation caused by the endotracheal tube placed between you vocal cords into your wind pipe to breath for you while under anesthesia. Another less common cause is a weakness or paralysis of a vocal cord due to injury to a nerve that is used to close your vocal cords together for speaking, coughing and swallowing. This can be a temporary or permanent problem. See your ent. ...Read more

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Ongoing/frequent hoarseness. Voice goes in and out thru out the day. I teach&sing in choir, been going on for months. Possible causes?

Strain v. polyps: Voice rest, warm fluids, honey, no smoking:
most imprtantly- see an ENT and have your vocal cords examined by flexivle nasophaygoscopy-asap. ...Read more

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I’m a female and unable to scream. If I try to nothing comes out. Just a raspy noise. My voice is often hoarse also. What could cause this?

I’m a female and unable to scream. If I try to nothing comes out. Just a raspy noise. My voice is often hoarse also. What could cause this?

Larynx problem: See your GP for possible referral to ENT doctor. There could be something like a growth on the larynx which causes the problem of the hoarse voice. ...Read more

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What would cause lime green sputnum, intermittent pain in lungs and hoarseness?

What would cause lime green sputnum, intermittent pain in lungs and hoarseness?

LRTI: A lower respiratory tract infection--cannot tell over internet if bronchitis or pneumonia, viral or bacterial. Particularly if having fevers or if a change in sputum, then should get seen by your dr or urgent care for eval and likely chest xray to guide treatment. ...Read more

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Why does shouting cause hoarseness in your throat?

Traumatic vibration: Your vocal cords vibrate hundred of times per second. Normally this repeated vibration causes no ill effect on the voice. If you were to yell, you now overload the system and the vocal cords will aggressively hit each other hundred of times per second. Even with proper training repeated yelling could be detrimental to your voice. ...Read more

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What coud cause a hoarse voice but no pain in the throat?

What coud cause a hoarse voice but no pain in the throat?

Several: Laryngitis (inflammation of the vocal cords) from a cough or vocal "overuse", acid reflux to the voice box, vocal cord nodules or polyps are common causes. If voice rest does not help this within a week or so, or if you are a smoker, you should get this checked to make sure it is nothing more serious. Sometimes voice box cancers can cause hoarseness without associated pain. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Possibly related: Barrett's esophagus can result from long term reflux. If reflux is severe it can irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness. Reflux can also cause a lot of burning and chest discomfort that can feel like rib tightness. So it is really the reflux that may cause your symptoms, not actually the Barrett's. ...Read more

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Can sleeping habits. Cause hoarse voice?

Can sleeping habits. Cause hoarse voice?

Yes: Snoring and sleep apnea can cause a horse voice, especially in the morning. ...Read more

Dr. Stacey Ishman
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Drooling (Definition)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily ...Read more