Banner for leaf pages 2

Hoarse voice

Also known as Lost voice, Hoarseness, and Husky Voice

Dysphonia is the medical term for disorders of the voice: an impairment in the ability to produce voice sounds using the vocal organs (it is distinct from dysarthria which signifies dysfunction in the muscles needed to produce speech). Thus, dysphonia is a phonation disorder. The dysphonic voice can be hoarse or excessively breathy, harsh, or rough, but some kind of phonation is still possible (contrasted with the more severe aphonia where phonation is impossible).

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of hoarse voice are common cold, laryngitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Other possible causes, such as acute bronchitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hoarse voice often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy, occupational therapy assessment, biopsy, other therapeutic procedures, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment and other physical therapy and rehabilitation .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hoarse voice include clarithromycin, rabeprazole (aciphex), robitussin dm, botulinum toxin type a (botox), dextromethorphan / promethazine, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, guaifenesin / hydrocodone, telithromycin (ketek), dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine, guaifenesin / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine, adapalene topical, levocetirizine (xyzal) and cefprozil .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hoarse voice include .

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
Ajax-loader Loading...