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Question: i started with a sinus infection 11/28. i got the flu after. i did 4 rounds of antibiotics. i lost my voice xmas eve my voice is slowly returning. my throat however feels swollen and sore. still some cough and pfhlem. do you know what it could be
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Acute Laryngopharyngitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for posting the query...

I have gone through the query and understood your problem. I am of the opinion that you could be suffering from Acute Laryngopharyngitis secondary to Recurrent sinusitis.

The change in the voice and irritation in the pharynx is due to the presence of edema. Also, if there could be a possibility of acid reflux disease due to the stress and medications taken. If the presence of the later condition the symptoms can worsen.

My suggestions to you are:
1. Drink frequent sips of warm water
2. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times a day
3. Take acid reflux medicines such as Pantoprazole or Esomeprazole.
4. Use saline nasal spray 4-5 times a day for nasal cleansing and reducing the nasal block if any.
5. Avoid coffee/smoking/chilled food and beverages.
6. Try to speak softly rather than straining your voice or whispering.

Hope with above management you would get better.
Please revert back to me if you have any queries.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar (5 hours later)
How long should i do this before I go see an Ent??? We only have one ENT on our island. Appts not available until April.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It takes at least a week to ten days for recovery

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing back...

With the above measures and medications, it takes a week to ten days for the symptoms to improve and see any significant improvement.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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i started with a sinus infection 11/28. i got the

Brief Answer: Acute Laryngopharyngitis Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting the query... I have gone through the query and understood your problem. I am of the opinion that you could be suffering from Acute Laryngopharyngitis secondary to Recurrent sinusitis. The change in the voice and irritation in the pharynx is due to the presence of edema. Also, if there could be a possibility of acid reflux disease due to the stress and medications taken. If the presence of the later condition the symptoms can worsen. My suggestions to you are: 1. Drink frequent sips of warm water 2. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times a day 3. Take acid reflux medicines such as Pantoprazole or Esomeprazole. 4. Use saline nasal spray 4-5 times a day for nasal cleansing and reducing the nasal block if any. 5. Avoid coffee/smoking/chilled food and beverages. 6. Try to speak softly rather than straining your voice or whispering. Hope with above management you would get better. Please revert back to me if you have any queries. Regards Dr. Naveen Kumar N ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon