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My voice is gone, is this a part of bronchitis?

My voice is gone, is this a part of bronchitis?

No: Your voice is gone because of the impact of something upon the vocal cords, which reside in the upper airway. Bronchitis occurs in the lower airways, exclusive of the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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I lost my voice because of bronchitis so how do I get my voice back?

I lost my voice because of bronchitis so how do I get my voice back?

Rest...: Rest your voice as much as possible by not raising your voice, etc. Also, drink plenty of fluids. Avoid straining your voice. It will return in a few days. If it doesn't, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I lost my voice because of bronchitis! how do I relieve the pain and get my voice back?

Don't worry...: Your voice will gradually return once the inflammation from the bronchitis resolves. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids and try not to strain your voice ie try not to raise your voice, etc. Rest yourself and your voice as much as possible and your voice should return gradually to normal in a few days. If it doesn't, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis make me lose my voice? My bf has bronchitis but im not experiencing any of his symptoms other than losing my voice which he hasnt

Bronchitis: This is almost invariably a viral illness and the same virus can also cause laryngitis with loss of voice. You may have gotten the virus but it acted differently in your body. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis make me lose my voice? My bf has bronchitis and I am losing my voice but not experiencing any other symptoms other than a small cough.

Virus: Symptoms caused by viral infections can vary from person to person and sometimes randomly based on site of initial infection. Many viruses can cause bronchitis in one person and laryngitis in the next. Expect symptoms to last 7-14 days. ...Read more

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Lost my voice due to bronchitis. What can I do to be ably to sound normal again? I sound like a 90 year old man.

Lost my voice due to bronchitis.  What can I do to be ably to sound normal again?  I sound like a 90 year old man.

Don't talk: I once had this and a very helpful pharmacist expanded on the good advice from my primary care physician. He'd told me to rest my voice as much as possible. Drink soothing tepid fluids, gargle w/ saline, etc. ADDED to that was: Don't whisper (it's even worse than talking) and don't even form words w/ mouth. The vocal cords play along and don't rest. They need a few days off. It worked! Write notes ...Read more

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I've had acute bronchitis for a few weeks now. Already saw doc. How do I know when i'm getting better? I still cough in morning & my voice is not 100%

I've had acute bronchitis for a few weeks now. Already saw doc. How do I know when i'm getting better? I still cough in morning & my voice is not 100%

Probably not bronch: You likely no longer have the original infection, but are suffering from your body's response to your illness. If you still have post nasal drip, it can give you a nasty cough with phlegm for weeks to months after a viral illness. Go back and see your physician, and tell him/her you're still suffering. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?

Bronchospasm...: As an episode of bronchitis resolves, you can develop bronchospasm which can account for at least some of your symptoms. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers may be needed to help these symptoms resolve. It will likely take at least a few days for the hoarseness to resolve. See your doctor for a prescription for the inhalers. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and obstructive problems that interfere with the functioning ...Read more