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Loss of voice, talking with a soft raspy whisper, have drowsiness, green snot, slight headache. Diagnosis?

My name is Priscilla and since last thursday i have lost voice. when i do try to talk i have to force it to be heard and when i dont it just comes out a soft raspy whisper. My throat is scartchy and i try to caugh . when i do it is normally pretty hard and i almost puke. i am feeling drowsy and i blew my nose this morning. it was green. i do not have a runny nose during the day. it just stuffy when i lay down. and i get slight headaces from time to time. what is this diagnosis?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

Since you have lost your voice secondary to infection we will go with a diagnosis of acute laryngitis with upper respiratory tract infection.

Consult an ENT and get yourself treated with a good anti biotic and anti inflammatory and an antihistamine

Also impress upon the doctor to start an anti reflux treatment also
Furthermore, meet either an ENT or speech therapist to get to know about vocal hygiene. The more you give rest, the earlier will be your recovery

Take warm fluids and do not strain

If at the end of two weeks you have not still recovered then you must undergo an endoscopy with an ENT and the treatment will be tailored to the findings of the report.

take care and get well soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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