Hoarseness Of Voice

Hoarseness of voice can be due to less serious causes like vocal strain, common cold, pharyngitis, cough, acid reflux, and more serious causes like polyps, throat cancer, smoking, and abnormal thyroid levels. Giving rest to the voice, drinking plenty of water, treating infections with antibiotics, limiting smoking and alcohol, etc., are measures to reverse voice hoarseness.

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Why does my voice sound weird, crack, or become hoarse while talking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing voice hoarseness for the past two to three months. Sometimes, my voice cracks or I have some issues while talking. It just sounds different. When I am at work, I have to raise my voice, and I notice my voice cracks and sounds weird. Also, I have to clear my thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have chronic laryngitis based on your history. Sore throat, voice breaks, vocal fatigue, and hoarseness can be a part of the symptom complex. One of the important management aspects is vocal hygiene, avoiding faulty use of voice, maintaining adequate rehy...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat and lost my voice due to it. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. Over four weeks ago, I started getting a sore throat and lost my voice for about a month now. I have a sore neck like something is grabbing it. My voice has been sore if I try and talk. I have mucus coming up, which is white colored with some blood. I am on Penicillin V...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you take a swab of the throat mucus and ascertain the organism that is growing and producing the symptoms. The sensitivity pattern will reveal whether the organism is responding to the antibiotic being taken. To help lighten the mucus and remove it...  Read Full »

What can be done for fever and hoarseness of voice in 60 year old female?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my 60-year-old mother. She has fever and hoarseness of voice since three days. We did her CBC. Kindly suggest next steps.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kanna Subramaniam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have not mentioned anything about any other symptoms or other associated illnesses let me assume there is nothing like that for her. Here your mother's CBC (complete blood count) is fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing abnormal in tha...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for a squeezy feel in vocal cord and dump voice due to hypothyroid.

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroid for three years, and I am taking Eltroxin 100 mg one tablet daily before two hours to my breakfast. But sometimes I feel pain over and around my thyroid gland. I feel like my neck and vocal throat are squeezed and my voice is dumpy. Please suggest any medicine or tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem may be or may not be related to the thyroid problem. If your thyroid gland is enlarging it may compress your vocal cords and food pipe and cause your problems like vocal throat squeezed, dumpy voice. In this case, you need to get an ultrasound of your ne...  Read Full »

Can severe acid reflux cause Barrett's esophagus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I was going through a lot of stress and started consuming alcohol at least 3 drinks a day. For the past 5 years, I have been suffering from acid reflux along with severe regurgitation and taking tablet Prilosec. I fell sick a month ago and taught it to be a res...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes of reflux. Hiatus hernia is one of the conditions. It is a major concern causing lifestyle limitation. I would like to know if you are suffering from any respiratory problem. Continuous reflux can cause stricture formation and dysphasia (difficult...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism result in voice hoarseness and plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism for seven years. I have hoarseness of voice, shortness of breath, hair fall, and plantar fasciitis. Currently, I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg.   Read Full »


Dr. Sehrawat Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and currently, you are taking Eltroxin 50 mg (Thyroxine). Please mention whether you are taking the dose from the initial stage. If you have a hoarse voice and joint pain, then it is necessary to increase the dosage. But befor...  Read Full »

When can a person have change in voice and breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female. I smoke but I have no medical history. I do take medicines for depression. About 2 months ago, I started to lose my voice. Otherwise, I felt fine. I do not have a history of losing my voice, so I assumed I must have picked up a virus. My voice slowly continued t...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed change in voice followed by difficulty in swallowing and also difficulty in breathing. Being a chronic smoker and the gradually progressive symptoms for a period of two months with an episode acute respiratory distress, I suggest you to vi...  Read Full »

I have recurring hoarseness of voice, causing irritation, but there is no pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have recurring hoarseness of voice, causing irritation and inability to sing like I used to, but there is no pain. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for this persistent irritation in the throat can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never had gastric issues in between, the inflammatio...  Read Full »

My surgeon expressed concerns about my right vocal cord's size and scratchy voice. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had surgery for appendicitis. During the surgery, one of the doctors was concerned about the size of my right vocal cord or my scratchy voice. They took a picture during my breathing tube insertion and suggested me consult an ENT specialist. I was traveling for work for the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed the picture of your vocal cords (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The doctors are right. The right cord is quite bigger and thicker than the left. Additionally, there is a thick int...  Read Full »

What is the reason for sore throat and difficulty in speaking for the past two and half months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male and I have been suffering from sore throat for 2 and a half months now. It all started in late December. I am a singer, and I came down with a very light cold. Due to the weather, I had a light sore throat. During this time, I had to sing and speak loudly with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are a singer and that signifies the history of voice abuse which might be the cause. Due to voice abuse, vocal cords get fatigue and swollen which result in hoarseness of voice. All you need is a voice rest. Avoid talking ...  Read Full »

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