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What would be a good way to take care of a hoarse voice?

What would be a good way to take care of a hoarse voice?

It depends: There is no simple answer to this one without knowing the cause. If it is acute, a week or two, voice rest and liquids will likely result in improvement. If it has been of longer duration you need to be evaluated by an ENT docttor who can visualize your vocal cords and identify the cause. ...Read more

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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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Are there any good treatments for hoarseness?

Yes: Treatments for hoarseness would depend on the cause. The first step would be getting an evaluation of your voice box. This can easily be done by an ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. Once the cause is determined a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Is a shower good for a hoarse throat and chills?

Is a shower good for a hoarse throat and chills?

Lemon, honey, water: Try glycerin losenges. Avoid all menthol. Mix lemon honey and warm water and drink it. Use Mucinex (guaifenesin) otc - the plain form. But yes a warm shower and humidity will help also. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good remedy for a hoarse throat?

Does anyone know a good remedy for a hoarse throat?

Lemon, honey, water: Try glycerin losenges. Avoid all menthol. Mix lemon honey and warm water and drink it. Use Mucinex (guaifenesin) otc - the plain form. ...Read more

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I was diagnosis with pleural effusion secondary to sle. Up to now it has just been painful and sob. But now i sound hoarse w cough. Is this good or bad?

I was diagnosis  with pleural  effusion secondary to sle.  Up to now it has just been painful and sob. But now i sound  hoarse w cough.  Is this good or bad?

Not good: Obviously, progression of symptoms is not a good sign. Without an examination, it is impossible to know what is causing this new symptom. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Anxiety, GERD: Commend yourself for “Chest x rays okay, PFT good., Lungs sound clear” Globus is a feeling, as if you have a lump in your throat but there is no physical swallowing problem. It is due to or stress causing Anxiety, and may be associated with Acid Reflux from the stomach. whistling with exhalation is likely is due to mucus in Bronchi. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress, Relaxation ...Read more

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Week ago- fever 38C, tightened throat, hoarse voice, dry cough- doc said mild tonsilitis, now good, but 1 swollen tonsil, tighten. throat on this side?

Week ago- fever 38C, tightened throat, hoarse voice, dry cough- doc said mild tonsilitis, now good, but 1 swollen tonsil, tighten. throat on this side?

Mgt: Most likely this will resolve with a little more time. Warm soothing liquids like soup or tea may help to ease the pain. Monitor your temperature and report fever to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes random hoarsness daily burning mouth and throat sensations. What kind of doctor should be seen? Hoarsness comes any time of day and same for mouth and tongue discomfort. No fever, good energy. High anxiety frequently

What causes random hoarsness daily burning mouth and throat sensations.  What kind of doctor should be seen? Hoarsness comes any time of day and same for mouth and tongue discomfort.  No fever, good energy. High anxiety frequently

A : A board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, in addition to an ent, would be a good choice since they can evaluate issues within the mouth and upper throat. Burning mouth syndrome is usually due to issues within the oral cavity, but discomfort can extend down the throat. You also have to rule out gastric reflux as a source of your problem. ...Read more

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