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What foods are best to eat when you have a hoarse voice?

What foods are best to eat when you have a hoarse voice?

Any!!: Hoarseness of the voice (dysphonia) is related to your voice box food should not affect it if you have a sore throat food with a soft consistency are preferred. ...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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Will my hoarseness improve if I restrict intake of cold drinks and cold foods?

Will my hoarseness improve if I restrict intake of cold drinks and cold foods?

No: Actually you should do the opposite and drink more liquids to ensure good hydration. Some people feel cold is better and others like hot- so pick whichever makes your throat feel better. A tbsp of honey in warm water can also soothe a sore throat and help with hoarseness. Hoarseness is caused by infection or overuse of your vocal cords. ...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 ?

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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I cough after eating certain foods and my voice is getting hoarse?

I cough after eating certain foods and my voice is getting hoarse?

Concern: Vocal cord malfunction can be related to aspiration and coughing and hoarseness! ? Smoker? See ENT - otolaryngology. ...Read more

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Watermelon(feels)went down wind pipe. Voice hoarse, chest slightly heavy, coughing. Does any food cause pneumonia that enter lungs? Worried.

Watermelon(feels)went down wind pipe. Voice hoarse, chest slightly heavy, coughing. Does any food cause pneumonia that enter lungs? Worried.

Aspiration: Usually, when we choke, we don't actually let the food into the lungs. On rare occasion, it can happen though. Concerning symptoms include continuing cough, fevers and chest pains. Food in the lungs is always bad news. Seek the care of a hospital/center that can evaluate you for this. Aspiration pneumonia is a VERY SERIOUS matter. ...Read more

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24 y/o acid reflux past, throat feels inflamed, swollen, food feeling stuck. ENT saw nothing. I'm also hoarse. Endoscopy next week what could this be?

24 y/o acid reflux past, throat feels inflamed, swollen, food feeling stuck. ENT saw nothing. I'm also hoarse. Endoscopy next week what could this be?

Worse GERD: it sounds like your GERD is worse. It may be that you need to have an increase in your medication and buckling down on antireflux precautions. Hopefully you'll be able to tell more after the endoscopy. Stick with your current medications for now, and consider adding in extra Tums (calcium carbonate) when ever you have worse symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause voice hoarseness and a tight feeling in my throat when im swallowing food? My family has a history of gerd.

Maybe: It can certainly cause hoarse voice, but of those seeking relief if respiratory symptoms with anti reflux procedures only have about a 60-70% chance if success. The tight feeling you have in your throat is even less clear as to the cause, but its not dangerous. ...Read more

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Hoarse for 3mos saw ENT twice swollen vocal cords/tonsils but no diagnosis. throat feels tight, swollen, constricted, some food gets stuck in throat ?

Hoarse for 3mos saw ENT twice swollen vocal cords/tonsils but no diagnosis. throat feels tight, swollen, constricted, some food gets stuck in throat ?

Tight throat: Surprised your ENT doctor wasn't able to figure out what's going on. If food is getting stuck in your throat, that is not good. Highly recommend you see your ENT doctor again one more time or see another one for second opinion if the first one is not able to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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