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Hoarseness of voice - a psychological problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i have this small query
Doctor :  
Please proceed.
User :   even if my voice is fine, i feel little bit of hoarseness in my voice, due to which im not able to speak and express myself well
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i always feel theres sme problem in my voice
Doctor :  
Since when have you noticed these changes?
User :   i think its sme psychological prob
User :   what do i do
User :   since 2 3 months
Doctor :  
May I know your age and gender?
User :   i have taken many medications, still its not goin 100%
User :   age 27, gender female
Doctor :  
Do you have throat pain/difficulty in swallowing/breathing difficulties?
User :   pain is not here, neither of the above
Doctor :  
Do you have diabetes/hypertension/thyroid dysfunction?
User :   just voice hoarseness and throat clearin is frequent
User :   neither diabetes etc..
Doctor :  
Have you seen a doctor for the above problem?
User :   and lil warm kind of feelin in my left ear and area under my neck
User :   yes saw before few months, he said its abt throat congestion and wrote me sme tablets
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
May I know a few details about your occupation>
User :   im not workin rite now
User :   but soon to join
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you few measures.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Since these problems have been recent,
User :   ya
Doctor :  
and though it seems that there are psychogenic factors that may be affecting,
User :   hmm yes
Doctor :  
I would recommend you to get an examination from an ENT specialist.
User :   i have been to ent many times
User :   im tired of ent doctors
Doctor :  
A direct laryngoscopic examination of the larynx may be needed.
Doctor :  
Has this been done?
User :   any quick remedy for my throat clearin?
User :   yes laryngoscopy has been done
User :   the doc said no prob with the vocal chords
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Then apart from these,
Doctor :   You may need
User :   what?
Doctor :  
1. Regular sleeping habits and mind relaxing exercises to control the stress and psychogenic causes.
Doctor :  
2. Throat soothening therapy such a sginger tea,
User :   ok
Doctor :  
3. Plenty of vegetables in the diet.\
Doctor :  
4. Multivitamin pills.
User :   what can be mind relaxing exercises?
Doctor :  
5. If these therapies are not helping you, then you may have to consult a clinical psychologist.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Mind relaxing exercises include breathing exercises in the form of breath counting when ever there are stress.
Doctor :  
Yoga and meditation also form the therapy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are other modalities of treatment that can help is accupuncture.
Doctor :  
It is know to have given good results in few patients,
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since I do not practice this modality of treatment, I cannot comment on how this works.
User :   hmm ok
Doctor :  
You may try this if all the above modalities of treatment that includes physical consultation with a psychologist has not helped you.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :  
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User :   sure
Doctor :  
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User :   thnks
User :   bye
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