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I have had laryngitis for the past 13 days. I had an appointment with my dr, who said just allergies. I have no other symptoms, only that by the end of a typical work day, tired, and throat a little sore due to using voice all day. Is this normal for al

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics
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In brief: After

After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis.
There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as: - otherwise silent reflux related changes, - vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels), - muscle tension dysphonia, - benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker) these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam.

In brief: After

After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis.
There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as: - otherwise silent reflux related changes, - vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels), - muscle tension dysphonia, - benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker) these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam.
Dr. Laura McMullen
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Allergies

Allergies may cause voice issues.
A vocal cord polyp may also be the cause. If you had allergies i would expect mucus, congestion and certain signs seen on examination. Vocal cord polyps may be starting to form and cause symptoms after straining your voice by talking for a long time or raising your voice.

In brief: Allergies

Allergies may cause voice issues.
A vocal cord polyp may also be the cause. If you had allergies i would expect mucus, congestion and certain signs seen on examination. Vocal cord polyps may be starting to form and cause symptoms after straining your voice by talking for a long time or raising your voice.
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