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Cure for laryngitis in kids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User : daughter 4 years has had a hoarse voice for 2 weeks now...i hv shown her to her paediatrician, a general physician and to 2 ent doctors who hv done an indirect laryngoscopy and said no growth or polyp is there...sometimes she seems ok but sometimes due to crying or screaming she sounds hoarse again...shud i continue worrying or can this laryngitis tk long to heal in children...hv also done her thyroid test and all normal...
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi doctor....have u been able to read my query
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   im going crazy worrying
Doctor :   Does she have any other associated symptoms?
User :   like what
Doctor :   Fever, throat pain.
User :   nothing at all
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What was the diagnosis made by the ENT specialist?
User :   both said laryngitis
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   if there ws something then the indirect laryngoscopy wud hv revealed something....
Doctor :   Did she suffer from soar throat before 2 weeks?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   some sort of slight ok very soon
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then no need to worry, the hoarseness will come down in few weeks.
User :   please tell me.....if there ws something wud the ent hv seen in the indirect laryngoscopy or no
Doctor :   There is no need to worry about any thing serious.
User :   how long cn laryngitis take to cure in kids....also she not resting her voice with the continuous playing around
Doctor :   All she needs is voice rest and steam inhalation.
Doctor :   It can take around 6 weeks.
User :   doctor i am a hypochondriac imagining cancers and all horrible things
Doctor :   But voice rest is vitally important .
User :   difficult with children as they dont listen....
Doctor :   You don't have to worry about those things.
User :   but cn it take 6 weeks with children and cancer related to throat and larynx ...does that happen to kids
Doctor :   You need not worry about cancer.
User :   thku
Doctor :   It is just laryngitis. In children it will take time.
User :   thku ...may i ask another ques
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Yes. proceed.
User :   in children in case there r high insulin levels....does it definitely mean that they wud get type 2 diabetes
User :   even if glucose levels r normal
Doctor :   No.
User :   so y r people so bothered abt high insulin levels
Doctor :   you need worried about that.
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