My Symptoms

Hoarseness: Treatments

Often, to compensate for hoarseness, you force your voice ... there is nothing more wrong!
To cure a hoarseness, the first treatment is the vocal rest: to avoid whispering, to force the voice, to telephone, to speak in noisy places, because that would only make the situation worse.

To relieve the symptoms of hoarseness, it is necessary to hydrate and humidify the atmosphere. Avoid smoking. Suck softening, antiseptic, moisturizing lozenges, take light anti-inflammatory enzymes.

In case of gastro esophageal reflux, avoid eating foods that favor or aggravate it.
If despite this hoarseness persists more than 8 to 15 days, it is recommended to consult an ENT or a speech pathologist.

The doctor will do an endoscopy of the vocal cords (nasofibroscopy or endoscope) to determine the origin of the hoarseness. In case of repeated episodes of hoarseness, he will prescribe the patient a treatment to strengthen his immune defenses.

If one does not intervene in case of hoarseness, it can be increased with a voice which becomes broken, or to persist. In the absence of precautions and repeated episodes of hoarseness, the vocal cords can suffer lesions, which can even modify the tone of the voice and cause the development of nodules or polyps.

If hoarseness does not disappear, it is important to know the precise cause, and of course, the doctor looks for a possible tumor especially if it is a smoker.

Author: Elide Achille.
Expert Consultant: Dr. Elizabeth Fresnel, Phoniatre.

The best known remedies for treating colds: True or False?

Popular Posts

Category My Symptoms, Next Article

Enuresis (Bedwetting) - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Enuresis (Bedwetting)

After the age of five, your child is still peeing in bed. In medical terms, we speak of nocturnal enuresis. The child victim of this problem lives it badly, just as his parents who sometimes get angry, feel guilty, are desperate for solutions. Although it is a disorder that is quite common in children, it should not be trivialized
Read More
Liver trouble - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Liver trouble

Have a bad liver ! This can happen without having anything to do with what was once called a liver crisis ... The liver is a large organ that is located on the right side and upper abdomen, it is partly protected by the ribs. It plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the body. Its main functions are the production of bile (useful for digestion) and essential substances such as certain coagulation factors or albumin found in the blood; it participates in the regulation of blood sugar (blood sugar level); it transforms and stores some of the food that is absorbed by the intestine; finall
Read More
Child who limps: the causes - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Child who limps: the causes

When a child limps, the causes can be very diverse. Here are some of the medical causes that the doctor is considering ... The cold of the hip Hip cold is a fairly common and usually benign disease. It occurs sometimes after otitis or nasopharyngitis ... The child begins to limp and complains more or less of his hip
Read More
My child box - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

My child box

All parents agree: a child who limps is something quite common. By falling in a school yard, or after a football game well muscled at recess ... the child finds himself limping a few days. The first thing to consider is to ask some questions: Have you fallen? Did you hurt yourself? And then we will treat the consequences of a scratch or a possible small trauma
Read More