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Flu, loss of voice, increased hoarseness post quitting smoking. How long will it last?

I quit smoking on new years day. I got the flu a few days later. A week and a half after new years I lost my voice and it s been really horse since then. I can t say anything that is higher Pitch sounding. How long will this last? I m 28 and smoked between 1/2 to 1 pack a day since I was about 19 yrs old, with some periods of quitting (up to 3-4months).
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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hi there, you seem to be suffering from laryngitis brought on by the flu. You will need to give complete voice rest for 1 week to 10 days along with a course of antibiotic like azithromycin 500mg twice daily for 5 days along with anti-inflammatory tablet like ibuprofen for 5-7 days and warm saline gargle periodically to be totally relieved of the symptoms. Quiting smoking is not causing it and do continue not smoking which in the long run will be good for you. Take care.
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