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Suggestion of laryngoscopy test for vocal problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi im looking for a voice doctor
User :   Are you a voice doctor?
Doctor :   I am a general Physician
Doctor :   I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.`
User :   ok
User :   Here is my case, im an opera singer, and I have felt since one year back or more, a certain discomfort on the throat muscles, the thing is that I think this happened after I got a really high note down
Doctor :   ok,
User :   And I have been, prescribed medication for the muscles (I ran an exam on my vocal chords and they are fine),
User :   I have done vocal exercises, acumpulcture, and nothing seems to work
Doctor :   Ok, may i know what symptoms are you having exactly ?
User :   ok
User :   I feel like I have something inside my throat
Doctor :   ok, do you have any voice changes ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Have you got a laryngoscopy test done ?
User :   I just feel that all the time
User :   yes
User :   And it is all fine
User :   I did it twice
User :   I have been like this over a year now
Doctor :   May i know what medications have you tried ?
User :   All sort for inflamation
User :   I do not currently remember
User :   But if you tell ill remember I dont take anything for 4 months
User :   I have been in 2 different doctors
Doctor :   Ok, do you feel pain of discomfort while swallowing ?
User :   With Food or without?
Doctor :   both ?
User :   Without food yes
User :   I feel like I have something down
User :   And when I push my fingers in my neck It hurts
Doctor :   ok, have you tried any throat gargles ?
User :   yes with salt and water, honey
Doctor :   i would suggest you to gargle with CHLORHEXIDINE gargle twice a day after food
Doctor :   it will help
User :   That includes the throat muscles, it will relieve?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   I can get that in farmacy or do I need prescription
Doctor :   yes, its an Over the counter medicine , you dont need an prescription
User :   ok then do you suggest anything else combined sort of
Doctor :   and steam inhalation with eucalyptus will also help here
User :   ok
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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