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    Suggest treatment for laryngitis and dry persistent cough

Posted on Thu, 8 Jan 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hello. I have had laryngitis for over three weeks now. I lost my voice and had a dry persistent cough three weeks ago suddenly. The cough has gone away after two weeks but my voice is not back yet. Should I be concerned. What should I do
Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are most probably having URTI result into dry cough & laryngitis.

Detailed Answer:

I have read your query and understand your concern.

After reading your clinical history it appears that you are most probably having upper respiratory tract infection(URTI) with Post nasal discharge (PND).
PND result into dry persistent cough & laryngitis.

If I were your treating Doctor for this case, I would advice you
Antiseptic chlorhexidine Mouth Wash twice daily,
Plenty of fluids,
Steam Inhalation twice daily,
Antacid syrup twice daily,
Antihistaminic levocetirizine + Montelukast combination at night &
combination of Paracetamol + Ibuprofen for pain & swelling in larynx.

You will get relief.

You will need to see your doctor to get a prescription.
Investigation needed Videolaryngoscopy.

Certainly above treatment will give you much relief but if relief is not upto satisfaction level then consultation with your ENT doctor will become essential.

Hope this information helpful to you. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade 1 hour later
Thanks you doctor. Are the medicines to help relieve the symptoms and eventually my body will heal?
Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
This medications will decrease your voice hoarseness & relieve your symptom

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the follow up query.

This medications will decrease your voice hoarseness , relieve your symptoms & eventually your body heal .

Hope this answer helpful to you .
Wish you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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