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Coughing and Losing my voice

Hello, I'm 11 Years Old and Im coughing and Losing my voice I had this happen before but tomorrow is school i dont want to get anyone sick and i have to go to school because i have exams. How can i stop coughing and losing my voice today
please Help! (I dont think i have a fever)
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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Dear Alisar, Welcome
It seems you have got pharyngitis or laryngitis following a URTI. Loss of voice with cough is usually a sign of laryngitis & may be due to vocal abuse. Most important is to see an ENT specialist, who will see your throat & prescribe medicines. Also, voice rest, steam inhalation & nebulization would help you.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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Like I said Im 11 years so i pretty much didn't understand what you said but is there a easy and faster to top coughing and losing my voice in 1 day! and my other question is will tomorrow be worse like my voice and coughing
Answered: Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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Three things will give you some relief
1. Vocal rest-- speak as little as possible
2. Take steam inhalation- for 10-15 min. 3-4 times a day
3. Take a mild cough syrup- like Honitus or benadryl 1 tsf 3 times a day. please note that benadryl may cause sleepiness. Or take Honitus in daytime & Benadryl 1 tsf at bedtime.
Meanwhile as you get time, see an ENT specialist.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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