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My Dr. Has been treating me for larunguis.

By Anonymous August 31, 2017 - 11:29am
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I have been taking antibiotics and steroids for two weeks but I still can't use my voice. When I take a drink to take my mess it seems that the water wants to go down in my lungs and it's causes me to cough a lot. Could I have whooping couch instead.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

There is a specific test for whooping cough if you have concerns. It can be done right in your doctor's office.

Laryngitis is swelling of the mucous membrane of the larynx (voicebox). This swelling usually involves the vocal cords, and leads to hoarseness or even complete loss of voice.

weeks. To relieve symptoms during this time:

Rest your voice.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Avoid smoking.
Take nonprescription pain relievers (like acetaminophen, ibuprofen) as needed.
Try steam inhalation.
Treating the Underlying Illness
Managing underlying illnesses, such as GERD or viral infections, often relieves laryngitis.

In more serious cases, surgery may be performed to treat growths on the vocal cords, vocal cord paralysis, or some other laryngeal disorders.

Since it has been two weeks since you started medication and not much has changed, talk to your doctor about your cough and possible treatment for that. I hope you feel better soon.

August 31, 2017 - 2:05pm
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