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What things could cause a permanent loss of voice?

What things could cause a permanent loss of voice?

See below: Trouble speaking most frequently would be vocal chord related damage or injury or polyp
also intubation related injury to vocal chord see ENT doc for eval. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Loss Of Voice (Definition)

Laryngitis really means inflammation of the voicebox, but often, if the vocal cords are inolved, you will be hoarse or you may ...Read more


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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

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

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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.

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.

Omeprazole dosage: 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

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How do I fix a loss of voice from shouting?

How do I fix a loss of voice from shouting?

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

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What is the definition or description of: loss of voice?

What is the definition or description of: loss of voice?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis really means inflammation of the voicebox, but often, if the vocal cords are inolved, you will be hoarse or you may lose your voice entirely. ...Read more

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Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

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

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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'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

Potentially: Hoarseness or loss of voice in the presence of oral thrush can indicate laryngeal involvement, but many other things can cause the same symptoms. Best to see your Primary Care for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a sever soar throat and caugh and loss of voice. And congestion. Had bad. Acid reflex recently. Could it be laryngitis?

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

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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?

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

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Echoes and constant ringing hot, stuffy head loss of voice maybe peritonsillitis, what to do?

Echoes and constant ringing hot, stuffy head loss of voice maybe peritonsillitis, what to do?

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

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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?

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

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I have had loss of voice/hoarseness for 5 weeks white patches on vocal cords 2 doctors don't know what it is?

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

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Loss of voice due to tight choking feeling from anxiety?

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Loss of voice due to tight choking feeling from anxiety?

Anxiety: Possible, especially if panic attack, but voice should come back when attack subsides. ...Read more

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Pin point chest pain, loss of voice, mild cough and congestion.?

Pin point chest pain, loss of voice, mild cough and congestion.?

Laryngitis: You have all the symptoms of a viral upper respiratory infection.As emergency therapy you can steam yourself in a hot dhower, drink tea and lemon and see your doctor for further therapy. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids), gagging and difficulty walkin...

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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What is the best drink to numb the throat and help with the loss of voice?

Honey, lemon juice: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...Read more

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My son recently had tonsilitus, and now I'm having similar symptoms only I also have nausea, feel faint, coughing, loss of voice and wheezy chest pain. I am asthmatic and I feel really tired all the time, do you think its just tonsilitus or something else

My son recently had tonsilitus, and now I'm having similar symptoms only I also have nausea, feel faint, coughing, loss of voice and wheezy chest pain. I am asthmatic and I feel really tired all the time, do you think its just tonsilitus or something else

Could be: tonsillitis, and causing asthma exacerbation secondary to upper respiratory tract infection, take your prescribed asthma meds, your controller and rescue medicines, see your doctor as you might need an antibiotic too ...Read more

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Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?

Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?

Many possibilities: Many things could do this: allergic bronchitis; asthma; even reflux problems leading to occult aspiration of stomach acid; sinusitis. Less likely but still to consider would be heart issues such as congestive heart failure. Do you smoke? ...Read more

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What are some home remedies on how to cure a sore throat and loss of voice?

What are some home remedies on how to cure a sore throat and loss of voice?

Ginger tea: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more

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Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?

Cold sensation in throat when exercising (playing squash) and hoarseness throughout the day. Even loss of voice in the morning?

Squash: At least you picked the right sport. It is a great game!
Regarding your symptoms I doubt it is squash related. Please see your doctor about your throat and voice issues. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having a ice cold sensation when I breathe in? I'm currently suffering with a cold as well as loss of voice due to a clogged throat.

Mgt: Drink warm liquids, and avoid dry air. Stay well hydrated and monitor your temperature. If you have a fever, please see your PCP. A cough with a cold should not typically linger more than 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Had an accident 15/01/2016.hydrocholride gas loss of voice, taste, smell, earache can not swallow on rt side of mouth. Still the same after nearly 4 month?

Had an accident 15/01/2016.hydrocholride gas loss of voice, taste, smell, earache can not swallow on rt side of mouth. Still the same after nearly 4 month?

Hydrogen chloride: ...gas rapidly turns into hydrochloric acid when in contact with water. It's a strong acid that can damage the tissues Some people develop a chronic condition called RADS (Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome). It is beyond the scope of HealthTap to evaluate & treat this condition. Please consult a physician (occupational health or ENT) who is familiar with this type of injury. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Loss of voice but no pain in the throat for two days now. Woke up blowing out infection looking mucous but fine after, no cough really?

Loss of voice but no pain in the throat for two days now. Woke up blowing out infection looking mucous but fine after, no cough really?

Lost voice: Lost voice with cold symptoms sounds like laryngitis. Rest your voice and treat symptomatically. If it persists or you have difficulty breathing be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble producing saliva a sore throat and loss of voice and don't know why?

See a Professional: Sore throat and loss of voice could be symptoms of decrease saliva. Examination is needed to determine cause and proper treatment so that symptoms do not progress. ...Read more