Laryngitis and loss of voice

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Avatar f tn Hi, transient loss of voice and hoarse voice are the typical symptoms of laryngitis. It is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). It is mainly caused by virus and treatment depends on type of virus affected. Even serological tests will help to identify the responsible pathogens. It can be treated with appropriate anti viral.
Avatar n tn We went to the local pool on the weekend and that night I noticed he was fairly quiet (usually very active) so I felt his temple and he was burning up. In the middle of the night he woke up crying with nausea and in the morning he vomited. The nausea and vomiting continued with diarhoea for the next four days. I thought he had gastro as he has caught it before from that big pool in Brisbane when we were on holidays last year.
Avatar n tn It is possible that your loss of voice is secondary to the post-nasal drip of sinusitis but the worsening you describe, in the presence of antibiotic therapy, is worrisome. It suggests two possibilities: 1) that the infection causing your sinusitis is not responsive to the prescribed antibiotic or, 2) that infection has spread directly to your epiglottis or vocal cords, this latter being a serious complication.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Burning sensation in the neck and upper chest raises the suspicion of gastric reflux or GERD. The regurgitation of acid in the oesophagus and throat can cause burning pain in upper chest and neck and hoarse voice. Plaese make sure you eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and eat your dinner 2 hrs before bedtime. A mild OTC antacid before meals will also help you. At the same time pain due to heart attack should also be excluded. Do you have any shortness of breath?
773755 tn?1328123377 Gynaecological polyps BREATHING SYSTEM 1. Spasm of larynx and bronchial tubes (bronchial asthma) 2. Loss of voice 3. Allergies, food allergy, medicinal allergy, pharyngitis, laryngitis, 4. Multiple chemical sensitivities 5. Asthmatic bronchitis, obstructive bronchitis, exercise induced shortness of breath, mouth breathing, frequent deep breathing, chest and shoulder breathing. 6. Absence of pause after exhalation during resting 7. Breathing arrhythmia or hunger for air 8.
Avatar f tn Hello, The few common causes of loss of voice and hoarseness are laryngitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, benign vocal cord lesions, vocal cord paralysis etc.Serious but rare causes are laryngeal cancers.If it is laryngitis caused by a viral infection humidified steam and adequate fluid intake will be helpful.Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination.
1044813 tn?1370498006 Woke up this morning with a loss of my voice and severe pain in my throat. Told work that I will be late and went to a walk-in clinic. I was diagnosed with Strep Throat (or a strep-like throat infection) and complete laryngitis. I was given Amoxicillian (tid) and a numbing mouthwash to gargle with (qid).
Avatar f tn I had the same surgery done a week ago, I have a very hoar voice from the surgery, I was wondering how you are today?Did you voice inprove and how long were you hoar.
Avatar f tn It causes hoarse voice or the complete loss of the voice because of irritation to the vocal folds (vocal cords).Mostly it occurs due to a bacterial or viral infection,but it can be due to allergies like air or food allergies also.I would suggest you to stop taking the peach tea if it is causing such symptoms. If the symptoms persist then pls get it evaluated from an ENT specialist. Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.
139126 tn?1255040591 I had my total thyroidectomy two weeks ago and I am still suffering the extreme hoarseness of voice. It really worries me becasue I depend on my voice for living ( I am a professor). NET checked my vocal cord three days after my op and said my left side was weak moving and he would see me in a month time again. I just read someone who said refluex may have some effect too. I have this problem and was prescribed on Pantoloc before op by gastro specialist.
Avatar f tn In the 1980s I slowly grew a thyroid cyst which was not detected for quite a time, until I started seeing a bulge on the left side of my neck accompanied by a feeling of pressure in my esophagus and a significant loss of a whole octave of my upper soprano singing range. The presence of a tumor was confirmed by ultrasound and surgery was scheduled in 1986.
Avatar n tn Has any one been diagnosed with Migraines that cause such spasming during the aura portion of the migraine that has caused a blood clot and subsequent permanent vision loss?(this was finally diagnosed after 6 years.) I also have had right shoulder pain that came on spontaneously (no injury) caused pain across my clavicle, under my right wing bone, and down my arm. It was an aching throbbing kind of pain.
Avatar n tn Has anyone heard of stomach acid accumulation caused by this condition and its effect on the larynx, affecting voice ? I frequently feel mucous at bottom of larynx, having to clear my throat and horseness some coughing. I do get dry mouth while sleeping at night. When I talk extensively or at loud pitch, my voice gets raspy.
Avatar n tn ) As to your problem Vocal Chord problems can be linked to Asthma and in my case the inhaler I used to take Becotide - left me with a very hoarse throat - not sure if your inhaler could be doing the same, I work were I use my voice constantly, and I sometimes sound Like I have laryngitis all the time - in fact people are always sorry about my cold - when I don't even have one!!
Avatar m tn It all started with an SMR of my left nostril when I got laryngitis 30 years ago. I lost my voice and was advised by my GP to have the SMR 'to straighten up the septum.' I was then having opera lessons in the Guildhall School of Music (London). The NHS surgeon said the op would not affect my voice. But it did. I lost my resonance as a result and spent the next 10 years visiting Harley St doctors, and even a famous one in Sydney, to try to get my resonance back.
Avatar n tn What you describe, that is the loss of your voice, is consistent with the diagnosis of laryngitis. The cause of the laryngitis could be infectious: viral, as suggested by your doctor, bacterial or fungal, such as Monilia or Candida. The duration of this illness and the pain with speaking and swallowing are not typical and suggest inflammation or infection of structures in your throat, other than your vocal cords. Pure laryngitis is not painful.
Avatar n tn Hi You typically suffer from laryngitis that is inflammation of the vocal cords. First there is hoarseness or loss of voice, followed by cough. It can be due to overuse of voice box like in teachers, singers etc. or it could be due to infection. It can also result from sever gastro-esophagel reflux. You should see your ENT regarding this. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted.
Avatar n tn Hi! Acute pharyngitis and laryngitis is the commonest cause of loss of voice due to infection and inflammation of the voice box and throat. This active infection, coughing, and clearing throat can often result in break in small blood vessels. Usually these heal with treatment of laryngitis which involves antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic drugs along with maybe decongestants, warm saline gargles and throat elixirs.
Avatar n tn I am looking into Complete temporary voice loss as i will be able to sit in a class room or on a bus without annoying others. I am having trouble finding this as many do not understand that this is NOT tourrette syndrome and medications do not even apply to what i have. I have overheard disscussion of something called a "Ritz" a numbing spray for the throat used for laryngitis that would stop all sound or perhaps a respiratory lung inhibitor.
459853 tn?1283144114 First of all follow up with the neurologist regarding the bulging discs. These could be causing the tingling and loss of voice. If you are in the menopausal age then this is a common symptom. Hormone replacement therapy often helps. It is also seen in people who are very anxious and stressed out. Very dry skin and disorders of thyroid gland all can precipitate a crawling sensation. The other possibility is Morgellons disease often mimics scabies.
Avatar m tn By the late evening and into the next morning I eventually regained slow jerky control of my arms, very minimal control of my legs, and minimal control of my tongue and mouth during speech (eating/drinking normal). I felt that faint spell/feelings come on twice more on Tuesday with a fluctuating heart rate. The registrar from the previous episode came to see us and advised us same consultant will be coming back to review me.
Avatar n tn Patients sometimes complain of an unusual awareness of their own voice (autophony) and of ear discomfort. The cause of these symptoms is a eustachian tube that remains abnormally open, allowing too much and then too little passage of air to the middle ear space when you breathe. Decongestants, nasal steroids (rhinocort, flonase, nasonex, beconase, etc), nasal saline irrigation washes can all help this problem. Are any of these treatments ones that your doctor is using?
Avatar n tn Loss my voice on Friday and still not able to talk. What can I do and should I still be working?
198419 tn?1360245956 In the 80s (4 incidences), I got the same burning patches, and the addition laryngeal spasms and loss of voice (but not laryngitis). Again, 2-6 weeks at a time. In the 90s (2 incidences), it was profound weakness, and fatigue, and again, the burning patches. It was rare that I ever got sick, but the two times in ten years were associated with relapses.
Avatar n tn Frequent vocal abuse can cause temporary or permanent changes in vocal function, voice quality, and possible loss of voice. This can be diagnosed by a throat examination. This can lead to disorders like laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyp and sometimes contact ulcers on the vocal cords. But these changes are reversible if the causative factors are dealt with. And sometimes voice therapy is helpful.
Avatar f tn I still have extreme bouts of coughing that expel ALL of the air from my lungs, and make me cough to the point of completely losing my breath ( and loss of bladder control at times). It comes in spasms like 5 or 6 bursts of coughs at a time - deep unproductive coughing. I feel like I am choking and there is something stuck in my throat. X-rays don't see this. What in the world will they be looking for when I go and has anyone had anything like this?
Avatar n tn I'm curious. I've seen alot of people using celexa complain of fatigue and weight gain which can be typical of some SSRIs. I've noticed that several people have had a drop in T4 while on celexa (TSH/T4 checked prior to initiating antidepressant therapy). Is there any literature out there on this? Can you offer some enlightenment? Thank you.
Avatar m tn Frequent vocal abuse can cause temporary or permanent changes in vocal function, voice quality, and possible loss of voice. This can be diagnosed by a throat examination. This can lead to disorders like laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyp and sometimes contact ulcers on the vocal cords. But these changes are reversible if the causative factors are dealt with. And sometimes voice therapy is helpful.
Avatar n tn VCD/Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Laryngospasm attacks, cough, voice problems, asthma, globus (feeling of lump in throat), constant need to clear throat, much extra throat mucus, worsening of sinus condition, sore throat, laryngitis, voice problems, pre-cancerous conditions of throat &/or esophagus, etc. SOME GER/LPR CONTROL THINGS WE DO, that we learned from the excellent book: STOMACH AILMENTS AND DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES, by Michael T. Murray, N.D.