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What is the permanent solution for painful laryngitis and salivary gland stones with a history of chronic pain Syndrome and GERD?

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Hello, For about 3 weeks I have been suffering from, Laryngitis, sinusites, ear infection and also mild chest infection, I feel the sinsus's are better since taking Ethromycin liquid 10 mls four times a day, and also the ear ache is progressively getting better, Though I am worried regarding my laryngitis , it currently feels like there is something stuck in my throat and I am finding it very hard to talk or be understood I spoke to My GP who at the time which was on monday I didn't have this sensation said that it can take weeks and weeks for laryngitis to get better Though my voice has progressively gotten worse and worse! I sound very very horsed and croaky I am also finding it hard to hear people but don't think that this is too much connected at the moment, What Should I do regarding the laryngitis as it is very painful, I know I should be voice resting but this is very very hard to do. Also my Salivary gland stones are very painful and stones keep coming away yet was told on a scan in 2013 10/08/2013 my gland was clear although very very damaged I do have a complex medical history: My current conditions are: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain GERD Reflux Asthma Salivary Gland Stones Depression Anxiety Social Phobia My Questions are What should I do about or regarding my laryngitis getting progressively worse??? I am worred I may lose my voice all together and I can't afford to... Could the ear infection of caused damage to the hearing? Could the salivary Gland be producing stones yet was told it was clear in 2013???
Posted Tue, 21 Jan 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 9 hours later
Brief Answer: Laryngitis may be due to the GERD Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. GERD can contribute to laryngitis besides the infection. Since you are already on antibiotic, it should take care of laryngitis too. But if I were to be your treating doctor, I would replace ranitidine with pantoprazole + domperidone combination for better GERD control. As I described earlier, GERD can worsen laryngitis, therefore good GERD treatment improves the rate at which you recover from laryngitis. You should try pantoprazole + domperidone combination under your treating physicians care for at least 21 days. If thing remain the same after 3 weeks treatment, I would recommend you to undergo laryngoscopy. It is better to rest your voice for most time of the day if feasible. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. You can also try deep steam inhalation for additional benefits. Regarding your other 2 queries: 2. Ear infection may cause the hearing loss. 3. Salivary gland can produce stone any time after it was cleared in 2013. Because stone formation depends on the composition of the saliva. Hope I have answered all your questions. If you have any doubt, I will be available for your query. Wish you good health
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Follow-up: What is the permanent solution for painful laryngitis and salivary gland stones with a history of chronic pain Syndrome and GERD? 12 hours later
hi thank you for your help whats a laryngoscope ? I tried to rest my voice but its hard today I noticed a feeling in my throat almost like someone is pushing down on mu neck like heavy feeling I can barely swallow . I have gagged on most of my medications and eating is hard work. im also very very tired I know my fibromyalgia maybe causing it but I just want to sleep the pain in my throat I want to cry I'm 22 and sat crying due to sore throat I'm on co-codamol 15/500
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 12 hours later
Brief Answer: These all symptoms related to the laryngitis Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, I have gone through your follow up query and symptoms. It suggests that these all symptoms related to the laryngitis such as gagged, pain in throat, heavy feeling and barely swallow. For your kind information laryngoscopy is examination of the larynx (voice box).It is an effective procedure for discovering the causes of voice and breathing problems, throat or ear pain, difficulty in swallowing. Laryngoscopies are performed by ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists. The three kinds of laryngoscopy are: 1. Indirect laryngoscopy 2. Fiber-optic (flexible) laryngoscopy 3. Direct laryngoscopy Wish you good health
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