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Have Laryngytis. Voice hoarse, breathy. Prescribed home remedies with medicines. Reason for prolonged hoarseness?

I have had laryngitis for 7 weeks. My docotor has prescribed 2 rounds of antibiotics, first Zithromax and then Amoxicillin . I also took prednisone for a week to bring down swelling. My throat still hurts though it doesn t look red and angry anymore. I still have one more day on the antibiotics. My voice has not come back and is still very hoarse and breathy. The doctor said my lungs are fine. In additon to the meds, my docotor said to use home remedies, like honey and lemon, slippery elm bark tea and lots of water. What else can I do and why would my voice still be gone after so long?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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You are having Chronic Laryngitis.
Apart from above ,you should do mouth gargling with Betadine mouth gargle.Steam inhalation should be added.
Apart from Antibiotics,anti inflammatory drugs,most important thing is VOICE REST.
You should restrict your voice and should not speak for prolonged time or unnecessarily.
Gradually,your voice will become clear
Wish you good health and speedy recovery
Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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