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Why Is My Voice Gone Bronchitis
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
I had bronchitis approximately three weeks ago and I still have a dry hack and my voice is not back to normal what can I do to alleviate this problem?
Soon: Post bronchitis Bronchospasm can make you cough for up to 3 months. May want to take Bronchodilator inhaler for symptom relief. If you had whooping cough, then also hacking dry cough. You may need specific antibiotic like Doxycycline or Azithromycin for this . You can take OTC cough suppressant and Throat Lozanges also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had acute bronchitis for a few weeks now. My voice is not fully well/restored. Is this normal? How long will it take to heal? I'm a non-smoker.
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.
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
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
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
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