Q. I lost my voice due to screaming and it hurts while talking. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 23, 2020

Hello doctor,

It hurts to talk because I had screamed and lost my voice. I screamed again the next day before my voice was back and that is when it hurt. My doctor said I had laryngitis but that was like a month ago. He gave me some antibiotics to take and keep quiet for 10 days which I did. I still cannot talk fully. I do not have hoarse, my normal speaking is clear but I cannot talk louder or in higher pitches. It kind of feels like there is a lump in my throat.

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist Otolaryngology (E.N.T)


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When you had screamed some micro bleeding and abrasion of vocal cords would have occurred. The same would have caused you pain and loss of voice temporarily. The doctor would have tested laryngitis. Now you are possibly suffering from mild inflammation and edema of the region due to the said trauma. The same makes you feel that there is a lump in the throat. You need some supportive treatment for another few weeks.

I would suggest you take a proton-pump inhibitors medicine like Rabeprazole 20 mg or Pantoprazole 40 mg twice daily in empty stomach for 15 days. You also would have to take anti-inflammatory medicines like Trypsin-Chymotrypsin Rutopside combination in an empty stomach twice daily for a week and then once daily for next week. You should take antacid syrup like Mucaine gel one teaspoon after each meal. You are advised to avoid masala, curries, spicy food, alcohol and smoke until you are better. This way we help the tissues heal properly and vibrate normally.

Do revert back if you need any further support or clarification.

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