Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

169 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest medication for loss of voice along with running nose and chest congestion

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 1391 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 7 May 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: HAVE HAD LOSS OF VOICE FOR THREE MONTHS NO SORE THROAT BUT RUNNY NOSE AND CONGESTION AND EVERY MORNING I COUGH AND HAVE TO BLOW MY NOSE AND COUGH UP FLEM WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT MEDICATION SHOULD I TAKE
doctor
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Laryngitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
Loss of voice after nasal or throat infection is usually due to inflammation of the vocal cords leading to laryngitis.
You should get an endoscopic examination of the larynx done to rule out any other vocal cord pathology like a polyp or a nodule.
Please tell me what medicines have you been taking so far?
Any fever?
Any difficulty in swallowing?
Avoid smoking and take a complete voice rest.
Take steam inhalation.
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 25 minutes later
I DO SMOKE, NO FEVER, TRIED ANTIBIOTIC FOR 30 DAYS DID NOT WORK MY VOICE HAS COME BACK BUT STILL CAN NOT SING NO DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING. THE PHARMACIST SAID THAT I HAD A VIRUS AND THAT ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT WORK BUT I HAVE HAD THIS FOR 3 MONTHS AND THA ANTIBIOTICS DID NOT WORK
doctor
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Laryngitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
As you are not able to sing and the voice is still hoarse in spite of antibiotics you are probably having some laryngeal pathology like a vocal cord polyp or a vocal cord nodule or vocal cord edema.
You should get an endoscopy examination of the larynx done to rule out any such pathology. The treatment will depend upon the diagnosis.
I would advise you not to take any more antibiotics rather take steam inhalation and do a complete voice rest for few days.

Avoid smoking as it may aggravate the symptoms.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Throat infection

doctor1 MD

hi!! i feel suffocation in my food pipe as soon as i eat food.The condition lasts for hours leading to uneasiness and discomfort. Since the last 2 months i suffered from throat infection several times.as of now Dr has prescribed me Razo-d for 15 days. kindly neone pls tell me what is it excatly???

doctor1 MD

i went to doctors yesterday and they confirmed i had a high temperature and throat infection and gave me some antibiotics. about a year ago i had glandular fever and had some pain in my tummy. the doctor said it was an enlarged spleen. with this infection i was warned of the similar effects to glandular fever it may have and am sore under my ribcage. is there anything to worry about here or will this go with the illness?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have been having a single tender node on my nech--under my chin. It only hurts when I press on it. When I press on it I feel pain that radiates to my right cheek and right ear. It has improved since yesterday. I have no other symptoms. I went to my doctor today and she sent me for bllod work (CBC, and test for Mono) I always tend to think of the worst and can't help thinking of the possibility of cancer--my worst fear!!! She told me she did not think it was a throat infection because I feel no pain when I eat and have no cough or cold symptoms. What is your opinion?

doctor1 MD

Hello, I had a throat infection. I took augmentin 625 after consulting a doctor. After completion of the dose (5 days, 10 tab), I am having loose motion (it is not pure-watery like in dirrohea, semi-liquid), everyday 4-5 times I have to go to loo (call of nature is a bit emergency in nature ). I took 1 norfloxacin and tinidazole tab and it stopped for 1 day. It started again. Is it because good bacteria got killed ? Please advise what to take for treatment...thanks

doctor1 MD

For the past 3 weeks I have had a very persistent sore throat which at times has made it very difficult to swallow. Lemsips and lozengers ease and alcohol makes it worse. Sleeping can be disturbed due to being painful to swallow. The symptoms seem...

doctor1 MD

hi I am XXXXXXX suffering with cold continuosly from last 2weeks and cold is not controlling, often getting cold a mild throat infection and itching of eyes.dont know what type of allergy I am having.can u suggest me any treatment.

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, A friend of mine was diagnosed with ALS(in Nigeria) but within me, I think its a wrong diagnosis. According to his story, It started as a throat infection , then it affected his speech. After that, the right hand and 2 fingers close to...