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.

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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?

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...

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis. Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chills and no hoarse voice. Read more...
Laryngitis. Hoarse voice is laryngitis usually. Strep is fever, sore throat, swollen glands and a positive strep test. Laryngitis is from a virus - no antibiotics. Read more...

I had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice will this eventually go away?

It should. However, if it persists, or continues to concern you, I would recommend you get checked again to confirm that strep was the only thing causing your sypmtoms and/or that the strep has resolved. Read more...
Hoarseness. Gargle with warm salt water solution to relieve hoarseness which can last a week or two after a strep infection . Read more...

Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?

Recheck. The strep should not really cause hoarseness or weakness of the vocal cords. If the soreness in the back of your throat is resolved then I would look for another cause of the voice issues. One of the more likely explanations may be acid reflux causing irritation of the vocal cords. Read more...

Does strep throat cause voice loss? Multiple sources tell me it does not, however my voice has been gone for a few days and I was diagnosed with strep

Co-infections. Strep by itself would not trigger vocal cord swelling needed to cause voice loss. However, it can be carried without causing infection in 5-10% of the population and cause a positive test. Other viral infections that may cause voice loss and sore throat may be indistinguishable from strep clinically. You could have both infections or just a virus. Read more...