Throat problems vocal chords

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Avatar m tn Having thick mucus in your throat can also go down and coat the vocal chords. A good way to help loosen the mucus and allow it to drain or spit it out, is by doing steam inhalations. Do this 4 times a day for 10 minutes each time, but take care not to get scalded. To do a steam inhalation, pour very hot water into a bowl, add Vick or Olbas Oil if you wish, bend over the steamy bowl and cover your head and bowl with a towel and inhale the steam.
Avatar n tn I recently underwent a procedure to move my vocal chords closer together. The reason is that one of them is paralyzed due to the fact that the nerve that controls it is no longer receiving messages from my brain. As a result, my voice became high and shrill, worse as the day wore on. I sounded like Minnie Mouse, according to my mother.
Avatar m tn I have now severe problems with breathing and my vocal chords are so inflammed I have difficulty even walking upstairs. Two specialists have suggested that due to the surgery ( 6 hours) my vocal chords may be paralised but it is too early to tell at the moment. If I stop breathing due to the closing of the chords I can be in serious trouble.. Has anybody been there and come through this??? Very worried, and scared at times.
Avatar m tn hello, im having a little trouble yelling or singing loudly. before, i used to yell and sing loudly for as long as i could without any problems, but now when i try to do that it feels like my throat gets fatigued or i have a bit of disconfort. speaking in a normal volume i have no problem with. All this began when i tried to lift a really heavy object and as i heaved i flexed my neck muscles with too much force. thats when i felt the change.
Avatar n tn m wondering if a combination of the three is to blame. There was also minimal damage to my vocal chords during partial removal of the thyroid. I'm wondering if I should bring up Vocal Chord Dysfunction at the ENT appointment. Is this something that is well-known? I've read a little about it, but I'm not sure if it's a valid diagnosis or if the ENT is going to laugh at me. I just want help! I hate this feeling and I just want to find out what it is.
Avatar f tn Problems with your voice has nothing to do with wisdom teeth. It sounds like the viral or bacterial infection as dropped onto your larynx (your voice box). When the larynx is not function correctly because of an infection this is called laryngitis. Try not to talk or cough too loudly. The more you use your voice box while it is croaking, you can damage the vocal chords.
Avatar m tn In my early school days, I had a lot of problem in clearing my throat and had to speak loudly and put more pressure on my vocal chords. My voice was very hoarse. Gradually, I learnt to live with it and maybe after I reached puberty, my vocal chords got a bit better. However, I still have hoarse voice and have to put additional pressure in order to speak. I cannot sing songs with a high pitch and get out of breath soon.
Avatar m tn 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. Make sure that you do not shout or strain your voice. Drink plenty of fluids - have a bottle of water with you all the time and take sips frequently. You can also get lozenges to help soothe any irritation.
Avatar n tn ENT showed no problems with my vocal chords or throat, but I am still coughing, so as my voice is weak I have been referred to to speech therapy. As I have asthma, I wonder if your idea of cough variant might be the answer. Thanks again.
Avatar n tn Just a little dryness in the vocal chords that made me cough a fair bit. Often steam can help relieve the chords. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I went to a doctor, and he saw my vocal chords with a camera. The vocal cords are normal without any lesions or lumps. Sometimes it's also a little uncomfortable to speak like the cords are not receiving air enough to vibrate... I don't know what's wrong. What could be blocking my voice to sing higher notes? some muscle problem on the throat ? something deeper behind the vocal cords that cannot be seen ? Please any ideas ?
Avatar m tn Have problems breathing and at night difficulty sleeping. Anybody been here and how long till chords and voice get better??????
Avatar f tn I went to the ER a few days later to be checked out and they just found very minimal redness on my vocal chords. I went back in 2 weeks to an ENT for a follow up and he found nothing and told me to wait 2 more weeks and see what happened. Well, I'm still having a lot of trouble talking and I'm trying to make another appointment with the ENT. Could I have hit my thyroid and could that be causing the hoarseness? It hurts when if Ii talk a lot-- but that could be 5 minutes to 5 hours.
Avatar f tn day after woke up with pain in pharynx and on antibiotics but doing no good. throat very sore esp after being on phone. no pain in vocal chords. any tips? virus?
Avatar m tn The other causes needed to be ruled out are benign vocal cord growth, vocal fold granuloma, and vocal cord paralysis. I suggest you to consult an ENT specialist. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn , asthma dr, said my lung pulmonary tests perfect and he said it was vcd, GI said i have hiatis hernia but saw no reflux although my mouth has filled with liquid a few times, im on nexium 2x a day, ent said under and behind the vocal chords there is inflamation and redness, probably due to acid reflux?
Avatar n tn s suppose to take a week to receive those results. He saw that my vocal chords are swollen which has caused what I thought was laryngitis but it had gone on far too long for that. He referred me to an ENT for the vocal chords. My problems actually started with a bout of strep throat. After a couple rounds of antibiotics, I developed oral thrush. Then it was pneumonia. I've had almost 4mo of pure H!!! I hope an expert will hop on here and help you out.
Avatar f tn There can be many causes. Some of them are: result of infection, polyps on your vocal chords, Spasmodic Dysphonia (google: Spasmodic Dysphonia Scott Adams, to get best info), or you could be straining your voice by using it wrong, like I did, then consult Dr. Morton Cooper, whose book is called Change YOur Voice, Change Your Life.
Avatar m tn t feel any wrong but I still cannot sing anything in falsetto nor head voice. I suppose my vocal chords are still swollen cause the only thing i can hear and feel is the air coming through my chords with no sound while singing in high pitches. Still is it normal to last over 2 weeks already? I am a little afraid I could do something wrong with my voice by drinking alcohol after intensive singing during concert.
Avatar f tn I have mild low thyroid, and have been on Armour Thyroid for about 5 years. I'm a professional singer--and recently started having serious vocal problems; I've lost 2 full notes of my upper chest voice, and it actually hurts some to sing for long... I have no health insurance. Here's my question. Thinking maybe I had vocal cord nodules I saw an ENT who only told me I had some mild edema.
681148 tn?1437661591 t know if it has anything to do with Fibromyalgia or not, but it is a type of muscle spasm. I remember how embarrassed I would get when the vocal chords would spasm while I was sitting in class while the teacher was lecturing. Everyone would turn around and look at me and the teacher would just glare at me like I was being disruptive and rude on purpose. Thankfully, he didn't decide to take it further and hold me after class.
Avatar n tn I had surgery on my carotid artery, had it cleaned out as it was 90% blocked and I had had 4 mini strokes. Now my throat is really sore and I can barely speak, most ofthe time it's just comes out as a whisper, ent tells me they may have damaged my laryngeal nerve, he looked at my vocal chords and said I had a swollen false vocal chord. It's been two months now and I am getting sick of it. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/684073'>ear plugged</a>.
Avatar m tn At best it could be laryngitis. At worst it could be a vocal hemorrhage. It's hard to say exactly what it is. It's best to go see your doctor. Meanwhile just rest your vocal chords.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with a hiatis hernia which probably gives me reflux, sinus problems and post nasal drip. I started getting tightening of the throat, and wheezing and started hitting the ERs last feb. and having been running from Dr to Dr ever since.