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Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Interesting: Tonsil papillomas are viral infections, but they do not explain the tooth pain. Hpv types 6, 8, 11, and 13 are known to increase cancer risk. Your symptoms as indicated do not indicate cancer, but typing the kind you have and going for biannual oral cancer screenings are wise in order to prevent or identify early conditions. The tooth pain could be something else. Get evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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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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I have had some voice change and hoarseness. For about 3 weeks i don't feel sick now but was sick a week ago. I take Prilosec for gerd. Should i worry?

I have had some voice change and hoarseness. For about 3 weeks i don't feel sick now but was sick a week ago. I take Prilosec for gerd. Should i worry?

Possible LERD?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 and is just getting over hand, foot and mouth but now she's hoarse. Is this something that is severe or nothing to worry about?

My daughter is 2 and is just getting over hand, foot and mouth but now she's hoarse. Is this something that is severe or nothing to worry about?

Likely separate issu: HFM is triggered by one of several strains of a family of gut viruses.Abdominal discomfort and loose stools are often over-shadowed by the blisters found on skin or in the mouth. I can't recall any time where it bothered the airway or vocal cords, which would be needed to cause hoarseness. I would look at them as separate and apply the worry to match the effect on the kid. ...Read more

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I had watermelon juice on sat nite, fine. Ate a sliver of w/melon on sunday, itchy throat and hoarse voice for an hour. Is it allergy? Do i worry?

I had watermelon juice on sat nite, fine.  Ate a sliver of w/melon on sunday, itchy throat and hoarse voice for an hour. Is it allergy? Do i worry?

Itchy throat, hoarse: Yes, you should be careful and get this checked out. Hoarseness can mean your vocal cords are swelling. This is a very dangerous symptom of a systemic allergy, because if they swell too much, they can close off your airway. You need to be tested for watermelon allergy. If it's positive you'll need to avoid watermelon and carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Interesting: Tonsil papillomas are viral infections, but they do not explain the tooth pain. Hpv types 6, 8, 11, and 13 are known to increase cancer risk. Your symptoms as indicated do not indicate cancer, but typing the kind you have and going for biannual oral cancer screenings are wise in order to prevent or identify early conditions. The tooth pain could be something else. Get evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness?

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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How to reduce hoarseness?

Find the Cause: Hoarseness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You must first diagnose the cause of the symptom to find the treatment for it. ...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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