Q. Does speaking for a longer period of time cause a painful throat?

Answered by
Dr. Oliyath Ali
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 19, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 52-year-old male with a height of 165 cm and a weight of 52 kg. For the last six months, I felt like after speaking from the morning to the afternoon, my throat was painful. I previously had regurgitation of gastric juice. My throat was sore and painful, and my doctor gave me an Omeprazole tablet. The condition looks like a laryngeal granuloma. I am attaching the pictures for your reference. Kindly suggest.



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I have seen the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The condition looks like contact granuloma. Do you have a history of voice overuse or misuse? Are you a professional voice user like a public speaker, singer, teacher, etc.? Do you have any history of endotracheal intubation for any medical procedure? You need voice rest for at least six weeks, speak as little as possible, talk in your normal voice, avoid shouting, avoid whispering, do not put stress on any word while chatting, and do not keep clearing your throat. Antireflux medicines may be needed, and intra-lesional steroid injections may be required if it still persists.

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