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Sore throat, lost voice, tightness in chest. How to get back normal?

I woke up this morning with a sore throat and throughout the day have lost my voice. I also have a tightness in my chest I believe to just be congestion. I feel like I may also be running a slight fever . I have to talk a lot for work and need my voice to be as normal as possible. Any ideas on what this could be or suggestions on how to get back to normal?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello from HCM,

From your symptomatology, you could be having an acute laryngitis. Usually viral or bacterial infections can affect the larynx resulting in hoarseness, loss of voice, rawness in the throat, fever and cough. The important thing to do at this stage is to give Absolute voice rest. Restrict speaking to a minimum, don't shout/ misuse the voice. Steam inhalations will help soothe your throat. Suck on some lozenges. Take painkillers like ibuprofen for sore throat/ fever. Avoid smoking and Alcohol. If not better, you may need to consult an ENT specialist.

Take care
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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Radiologist Dr. Indu Kumar's  Response
Apr 2014
Thanks for writing to HCM

Your symptom suggest probably you are suffering from viral infection and usually it is associated with superadded infection ,so you can take antibiotics like roxithromycin tablet 150 mg twice daily for five days.
You also need proper throat and chest examination before starting treatment.
You can do mouth gargle with solutions containing antibiotics.
For fever you can take tablet paracetamol 500 mg SOS .

Take care
Dr.Indu Bhushan

Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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