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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Will my voice block cure after I get my adenoids removed?

Query: Hello doctor, Since a long time now, my voice sounds blocked all the time, even when I do not have the flu. Recently, I visited the doctor, and he told me that I need to take my adenoids out after three months. But, I was wondering whether there is a 100 % chance that my voice will sound perfectly n...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal voice can occur due to an adenoid enlargement. Adenoids are protective in kids, and they should regress in size by the age of 10 to 13. However, in your case, they are still big causing a blockage of the nose while you talk, breathe, etc. In addition to causing ...  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 as much as poss...  Read Full »

Can rhinosinusitis cause cold, cough and voice hoarseness with green phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from cough and cold for three days now. I have a clogged nose, watery eyes, and hoarseness of voice. My phlegm has turned greenish already. I have recently been diagnosed with LPR but have done with medications though I still feel phlegm down my throat. I have taken A...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need more details before I can suggest you a treatment. When were you diagnosed with LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux), and what medicines were given to you? Do you have a fever? Are you asthmatic? Do you have allergies to food and medicines? Do you have any maintenance ...  Read Full »

After puberty, I feel hard to speak in a normal tone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my voice. As a kid, I had a raspy voice the entire time until puberty. After I hit puberty, I do not think my parents noticed anything, but people have said I sound like Kermit the frog or that I need to stop mumbling. The problem I have is that I have to try qu...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your nose is blocked then you may have nasal polyps or some nasopharyngeal mass like adenoid or may have deviated nasal septum. For that, an endoscopy or CT scan is required. It may alter the voice. After ruling out these possibilities, you can consult a speec...  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, I sugge...  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 »

Does a small cyst on the vocal cord need a biopsy after surgery to rule out malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 32 years old, had a problem with hoarseness of voice for a month. As my wife is in the teaching profession, the use of voice is too high. She is also doing online business, which requires taking in the phone continuously. We have consulted an ENT specialist, and the docto...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A vocal cord cyst is a benign lesion involving the right vocal cords and is responsible for the hoarseness. Usual reasons for developing are overuse of the voice, which causes excessive vibration and microtrauma to the different vocal cords layers, causing a cystic swel...  Read Full »

What could be the diagnosis with chronic cough and hoarseness in voice for a long duration?

Query: Hi doctor, 16 months ago, I was exposed to fine dust from dry grinding/polishing of concrete (indoors) where I work. This went on for two workdays. My voice became coarse right away, and a cough started. Now, 16 months later, throat still irritated, voice is somewhat coarse. I have to clear my t...  Read Full »


Dr. Bruce Eric Hudkins

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I doubt very much that cancer is high on the concern list. So I would start by addressing gastroesophageal reflux disease since you are of an age when this starts, you have a chronic throat clearing cough (almost diagnostic for GERD), you are a nonsmoker, and have ha...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for throat pain with excess mucus, irritation and voice change?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I am having throat pain with red tonsils and white patches on them, frequently clear throat, excessive mucus with low and not clear voice. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description I understand that you are a male aged 20 years, having the symptoms of throat pain, excessive throat mucus, throat irritation and change of voice. From perusal of your symptoms, I conclude that one of the following could be the most probable causes: ...  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 »

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