Hoarse Voice Overview
What is a hoarse voice?
A person with a hoarse voice has difficulty producing sound while speaking, or has a change in the quality of the voice. The sound may be weak, scratchy or husky. A hoarse voice is usually caused by irritation or inflammation of the vocal cords. Occasionally, the voice change may be caused by a small growth that forms on the vocal cords.
What are the symptoms of a hoarse voice?
Symptoms that occur with a hoarse voice include cough, difficulty swallowing, posterior nasal drip, runny nose, sinus congestion, and sore throat.
How does the doctor treat a hoarse voice?
The treatment for a hoarse voice depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for a hoarse voice may include voice rest, fluids, and nonprescription medication for sore throat. Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be used for pain and fever.
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