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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days.
However, if there is complete loss of voice(or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days.

In brief: Depends

People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days.
However, if there is complete loss of voice(or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days.
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Time

This is a very common.
..Even normal occurance. It can take several weeks for your voice to return to normal. Occasionally even speech therapy can be helpful. If your symptoms are not resolving after a few weeks an ENT doc can be helpful to take a look at your throat.

In brief: Time

This is a very common.
..Even normal occurance. It can take several weeks for your voice to return to normal. Occasionally even speech therapy can be helpful. If your symptoms are not resolving after a few weeks an ENT doc can be helpful to take a look at your throat.
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