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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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My 2.8 years old cried hard and developed hoarse voice. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is 2.8 years old cried hard before two weeks and developed a hoarse voice the next day. It subsided in about three days. Before a week, I remember her throwing tantrums and crying hard for every small thing and again developed a hoarse voice. I gave warm water and honey...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax do not worry. She does not have laryngeal cancer (vocal cord cancer), it is a vocal cord abuse. It is due to screaming she is having hoarseness of voice, so it is temporary. Give her warm water and if she can gargle then let her do it with salt water gargle. Ba...  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 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 su...  Read Full »

I have lost my voice due to the flu. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had flu now. I have lost my voice. It is deep husky. I can only say certain words and its pressure to talk and when I do sounds deep congested. Currently, I am taking Panadol.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having affected voice and congestive symptoms. Hence it could be laryngitis like larynx inflammation condition. Your indirect laryngoscopy examination (which is OPD procedure) should be done to visualize larynx. You can be prescribed short-term steroid course...  Read Full »

How to manage post nasal drip and change of voice?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I have been living with persistent allergies in my whole life. I have chronic post-nasal drip. I have lost my voice and get some sort of sore throat, whether that be laryngitis or strep throat. I had the same thing thrice in the past three months. This is especially dif...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you said, you have chronic post-nasal drip with a change of voice. According to me, it is chronic sinusitis with chronic laryngopharyngitis. The diagnosis of chronic sinusitis must be confirmed and I suggest you get a CT PNS (paranasal sinus) done and send me the pic...  Read Full »

My father has a vocal lesion. Is surgery required?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the health of my 57 year old father. He is a non-smoker, vegetarian, and a non-drinker. He had a complaint of a low voice since the last 10 days. Yesterday, he had to visit an ENT for a check up. They did a video laryngoscopy and found a small lesion at the vocal ju...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is a vocal nodule that is common in those who are involved in teaching or singing. The initial treatment plan will be a trial of drugs for one or two weeks and if it is decreased, then it i...  Read Full »

My mother has a fever and hoarseness of voice. Kindly help.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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.comIf 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 speech therapist...  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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Is Cifran 500 good for mild throat pain and voice hoarseness?

Query: Hello doctor, Is Cifran 500 good for mild throat pain and voice hoarseness?  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good that you asked this question here because taking unnecessary antibiotics can be extremely risky and unhealthy for your body. This tablet is mainly used to treat pneumonia patients who have a severe cough, fever, abnormal symptoms, and blood reports. Hence I w...  Read Full »

I choked on an N-acetyl cysteine capsule. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Two months back, I accidentally choked on the supplement capsule N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg that has gelatin. I, of course, went to the hospital and first had a computed tomography scan. I had lots of hoarsing but could breathe just fine and eat etc. I first took an X-ray with normal resul...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of accidental choking by gelatin-made capsule, and a follow-up computed tomography scan showed that the gelatin-made capsule was dissolving. But you are still suffering from chest pain around...  Read Full »

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