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Why Is My Voice Hoarse
Voice hoarse: You prababely have viral laryngitis.It is usually self limiting and do not need any antibiotics, rest your voice, and if it persists than see your doctor, as it can be associated with bacterial or fungus infection, it can also be caused by esophgeal reflux, excessive smoking, use of inhaled steroids, allergies and overuse of voice by shouting and loud singing. ...Read more
Look to the voicebox: If your voice is gone, there is likely some issue with the vocal cords. If difficulty with your voice lasts for more than 10-14 days, i would recommend seeing an ENT who is trained to deal with voice health for an evaluation and to see how you can avoid this in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillitis voice: There are many possibilities here. The first and most likely is that the infection that has settled on the tonsils has also affected the vocal folds. I'm which case, when the infection improves, so will the voice next you could have drainage from the tonsils that could be inflaming of affecting the folds and not infecting them per se, mucous or exudate from the infection. All is self limited. ...Read more
Sore : Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Reasons to seek care are: - any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing - if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days - any difficulty opening your mouth - unable to swallow - severe pain - bleeding in the throat - redness or swelling on the outside of the neck - any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. ...Read more
Multiple causes: You could have a vocal cord polyp or nodule, you could also have reflux disease which may be more likely. Even if you do have the former, conservative treatment is the same. Speak in a normal voice - no screaming or whispering. Try to drink enough water and reduce spicy or salty foods. Prilosec otc may help if taken for 4 - 6 weeks. If it continues see an otoloaryngologist for a laryngoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lost my voice when i feel sick with the flu two months back. My flu was gone. But my voice is still very coarse. Why is that?
My 8th month old son just got a hoarse voice this morning. Could it be that his voice is changing?
My voice is shaky since my childhood . Now its worse because it dry my throat. And I have tonsils problem.
Get a voice check: See an ear nose and throat physician who can look at your voice box to determine why you have had a shaky voice; lots can be done about it. Some causes include vocal cord problems, allergy, chronic sinus infection and acid reflux. A specialist can also counsel you whether removal of your tonsils may be appropriate. ...Read more
I get hoarse voice and need to clear my voice constantly.This has been bothering me for years(also mucus in the throat, tonsil stones.treatment?
Depends on cause: Chronic vocal cord irritation can be caused from mucus dripping down from above (allergies, sinus issues: treated with nasal steroid, avoidance of allergens), from stomach acid coming up from below (reflux: treated with antacid i.e. ranitidine), or from the vocal cord itself which may have a nodule or polyp (Only an otolaryngologist can investigate and treat this cause with a minor procedure). ...Read more
I have a hoarse voice with swollen glands in my throat. My throat is not sore. I have white lines on my tonsils.
What is it?
Doctor's opinion? My throat and coughs and my voice still sounds funny. Is this allergies or a cold?
See an ENT: given the long duration, better to have an ENT specialist to have a look, good luck ...Read more
Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?
GERD and laryngitis: The refluxate from your stomach can come up to your throat and irritate your vocal cords which may cause change in voice.You can first implement dietary and positional changes and if this is not effective, talk to your doctor about your symptoms to make sure you are being properly diagnosed with GERD related symptoms before starting you on medications. ...Read more
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