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What Things Could Cause A Permanent Loss Of Voice
Dx Laryngomalacia. Virus caused sig. Strider/loss of voice. Epiglotitis R/O Could combo laryngeal inflammation &Laryngomalacia cause severe symptoms?
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
Can omeprazole cause hoarseness, loss of voice and sore throat? Since having my dosage upped to 20mg 2 x daily I have been getting these symptoms.
This is not a normal side effect of Omeprazole but it can occur.
. The use of omeprazole would effective if 40 mg is taken only in am before any eating or drinking ...Read more
Can a very sore throat combined with coughing up a lot of green phlegm & loss of voice be caused by allergies? I also have no appetite & some aches.
Yes. But: Yes however if your symptom have been going on for a while it is best to be checked by a doctorv ...Read more
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
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
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
Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?
Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bacteria may kick in later, but symptoms will change. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles for decongestion remain the mainstay for treatment though, together with voice rest, fluids, bronchodilator for wheezing if you're prescribed one, c MD if worse ...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
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
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