Throat and voice box

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Which medications are you taking? Ribavirin can cause a cough and it also causes dryness of the throat, mouth, and nose.
That night and the next moring my voice was Hoarse sounding now a week later it has gotten much better ,but still at late nightand early moring my voice feels tired and my throat dry. Just wondering how much longer this will last since it seems to get getting better,and is there any other then hot tea that will speed the healing.
I have constant drainage down the back of my throat, ever since I had Rhinoplasty. I have also developed polyps on my voice box and almost lost my voice 6 months after surgery. I have had surgery and got the polyps removed, but he said if we can't control the drainage, they will come right back. I get tired all the time and have all sorts of medications and nose sprays, but I don't like to use them because they make me more tired. I am beginning to think it might be processed food.
Dr. Nagorsky (ear nose and throat Dr.) put a scope down my throat and told me why my voice isn't there because my left voice box is shoved over to the left where it shouldn't be and it's not operating. He told me this is why I'm so fatigued and my legs aren't working right and I can't swallow for the flem in my throat. He said without your vocal chords nothing opens as much as it should. I have to acutally situp to sleep. He asked me who my surgeon was and I told him.
Voice can crack even in adrenal gland problems and low thyroid hormones. So get this checked. Also tumors of voice box can cause this problem and will need extensive surgery. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
I have been clearing my throat and getting a hoarse/raspy voice off and on for 8 mos. now. I went to my Dr. and he told me to take Claritin for allergies. That didn't seem to do anything so I went to an ENT who said my voice box was red from reflux and was prescribed Omeprazole 40 mg. I have been on it for 3 mos. and it hasn't done much. I was having some heartburn and seemed to help. The type of job I have some days I'm on the phone a lot and that is when I have more of a problem.
He or she will examine your voice box, the only way to make a diagnosis (and recommend treatment) in your case. Most likely your problem is benign, but that is not for sure. Regardless of what it is, treatment might consist of medicines, voice therapy and/or surgery. Go get it checked out, 6 months is too long to wait.
This can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, mucus coating due to post nasal drip, irritation of the throat and voice box by irritants. Irritants can be anything from dust, smoke, etc. Damage can also be caused if you suffer from acid reflux. You may have damage to the vocal chords by over use, or by straining the vocal chords. If you do sing, then do make sure you do vocal warm ups. The voice box needs to be looked after like any other part of your body.
I am 54 my voice started cracking a few months ago, it has gotten consitantly worse, i have to clear my throat, but then my voice will only last a few minutes and then it cracks again, What could be the cause.
Why do I have to clear my throat so much, seems like something is in my voice box
I would suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor to examine your throat and perhaps send you to an Ears Nose and Throat specialist to examine your throat and larynx to rule out any serious problems. You can use throat lozenges to help with the soreness. And do steam inhalations using vick or olbas oil to loosen any catarrhal problems. Best wishes.
it's been a heavy feeling. No soreness 2 days ago my voice started to become hoarse and is not very hoarse and I'm missing some words and very squeaky on others. Still no soreness but heavy feeling still there.
I have been having this hoarse voice off and on for some time. It sounds like I have a horrible throaty voice. I have been waiting for months, for the cold to hit, or strep throat or something.... but , nothing happens. This is the weirdest thing. I used to sing alot, lots of Church singing, and lots of solos, ( pretty hard songs).... and I think I did alright. Well, for our daughters 30th birthday, she is having Karoake and my hubby and I are doing a duet.
I went to see the throat osteopath and he massaged my throat -- yet afterwards my throat felt worse and was in more pain. I then went to see a voice specialist, who said that the pain and vocal sound quality was most likely caused by bad speaking habits, yet she couldn't figure out what they were. 6 2-hour sessions later my throat was no better. She suggested it is probably down to stress. So from here I went to see a hypnotherapist as a last resort.
i am 18 year old girl my zodiac sign is pisces i am very sensitive person n emotional when i am preparing medical appttitude test people feel so jealose with me n they bark at me as a result i lose my voice when i speak i feel pain in my vocal cord voice box so i cant speak.
However if you are having any fever, breathing or swallowing problems, you should call your doctor and/or go to the nearest emergency room to have direct examination of your voice box and vocal cords. And yes, there is a good possibility that you are contagious.
The ENT said I was not at high risk because I don't smoke or drink but since I was so concerned he looked at my throat and voice box with a scope. He said every thing looked normal except for a little swelling in the back of my throat. I've started taking my medicine for reflux again but don't really see much improvement. I'm still scared I might have cancer. This is a fear I have had for many years not just in the throat area. Have I done all that should be done to check for this?
Don't forget to exercise on your breathing so that the high range of your vocals comes from the air that is pushed out, and not by straining the voice box. Never strain the vocals, because you can damage them completely. Over time with practice, you may get your vocal range back. But remember as we age, the voice changes too and by not using it, you can lose the range. Also when people suffer from an underactive thyroid glad that too can affect the voice.
I have the same symptoms of hoarse voice and loss of vocal range and for me who has been a singer and voice teacher all my life this is devastating. Did you get advice? What happened?
It can be sign of connective tissue formed between the voice box and the skin.
2 years ago I noticed that after I had been singing for a while like you I had problems talking - like my voice was tired. Let's face it the voice box is a muscle so it is possible it's just that my voice was very powerful. I am now reduced to singing in a large choir and if I try to turn the power up my voice cracks and I can start a coughing fit. Any concerts leave me speechless - literally.
I had surgery 8 days ago to remove polyps from my voice box and can still only talk in a whisper. I was told to rest my voice for a couple of days,which I did, but still no improvement. If anyone is reading this who has any advice on this I would be very grateful to hear it.
im getting really worried though i have a constant sore throat i keep getting tonsilitis and i have no voice at all... what should i do?
If that is clear you might benefit from seeing a Speech Therapist and get some tips on how to use your voice box differently and they'll give you excercises to do (yawning, etc.) that can strenghten the muscle that support the larynx. Try not to strain your voice during the day and rest it after hours.
It was similar to what could happen when you have a bot of cold and cough. It is about 3 weeks and my voice has still not become normal. It is still hoarse, cracking and totally fades away (chokes in the throat) when I try to talk at a high pitch. I have been doing domestic remedies such as saline water gargles couple of times a day, having lemon tea with honey, having ginger juice with honey but nothing has helped out so far.
As far as what your doctor can do, I would start by simply looking at your voice box with either a flexible scope or a mirror. If he/she can't do that, and this persists, you need to see an Otolaryngologist.
A sore throat that does not go away cough pain or difficulty swallowing hoarseness,advanced tumors invade the voice box,causing this symptom and the difficulty breathing weight loss for no known reason ear pain lumps in the mouth,back of the neck,or throat bleeding from the throat or blood-tinged sputum
I have been only taking the 100 mgs for 5 days. My throat starts hurting and feels like there is pressure on my voice box. My TSH level on 2/9/2009 was 9.39. What is causing my throat to hurt? I was diagnosed with hypothyroidsim. Please answer my question. Thanks.
I have a lot of post nasal drip as well as acid reflux that seems to be bothering my voice box and wind pipe. The sensation in my throat, where you described, when really bad makes me feel like I want to cough. Maybe she wants to check into acid reflux, the coughing is a sign of acid reflux . . . I can not feel an acid reflux symptoms. it is called "silent" . .. and possibly allergies?
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