Persistent inflammation of the larynx without any pain is chronic laryngitis. It leads to changes or hoarseness in the voice. Smoking, acid reflux, chemical exposure, polyps, and persistent respiratory infections are its causative factors. Removal of the polyps, quitting smoking, medications to treat respiratory infections, rest to the larynx by not speaking, avoiding caffeinated drinks and alcohol, and drinking more water are ways to recover from this condition.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am 47-year-old male suffering from acute sore throat, swelling, and ear heaviness for three weeks. In the first week, I took Cefixime for six days. Then I took Pulmocef 500 mg with Winolap and Dolonex for seven days. This week, I have a sore throat, tonsil pain, swelling in the throat,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether the throat pain is severe or tolerable. Please mention whether you have a fever, muscle pain, and weakness along with it. Please mention whether you feel better after taking a different course of antibiotics or do you feel the same. Please men... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I do not know what happened, but I stopped being able to breathe the last night. It was terrifying. My nose was stuffed up and I have been trying to get over the cold for almost 16 days now. I was laying on my back and had a dream (it was not scary at all). During the dream, I realized tha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most probable explanation is nasal stuffiness and especially during sleep it makes one choked. While awake and mobile nasal stuffiness decreases and we tend to breathe through the mouth, which is not always during sleep. It can happen again if nasal stuffiness is not... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am getting anxious about my health. I just wish you to look at a photo I have attached. It is a photo I got from the internet, which looks very similar to me. I have no other symptoms. I have always had the slight red marks, but have never noticed them. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Those represent the cobblestone appearance of posterior pharyngeal wall and it is in early stage. There is nothing to worry. Such appearance of posterior pharyngeal wall is usually seen in chronic allergic pharyngitis. It may also be seen in asymptomatic people and c... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a scratchy/hoarse voice for over a month. For the last 7 days I have a feeling as if something is stuck in my throat directly in the center and as if someone is pushing on my throat. I have seen two different ENT doctors. The first one diagnosed me with rhinitis and globu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The complaints you are describing fit into the following conditions: 1. Chronic laryngitis. 2. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). If there would have been a cancer, CT scan and barium swallow must have given an idea or hint. Since they were clear it is very unl... Read Full »