Treat hoarseness to prevent even bigger problems Treat hoarseness to prevent even bigger problems

Hoarseness happens when you have challenges producing sound when speaking.

According to the MedlinePlus webpage, this condition is most often caused by a problem in the vocal cords, which are located in the throat and are part of the larynx. While it also may be the symptom of a cold or sinus infection, it usually disappears on its own within a couple of weeks.

If the discomfort does not go away by then, the patient should visit a doctor to rule out other potential conditions, including laryngeal cancer. Additionally, if a person has difficulty breathing or swallowing or if hoarseness is accompanied by drooling, particularly in a small child, a specialist should be seen. You can also be interesting:Allergies an overreaction in your system.

Some measures to help relieve this problem include:

  • Talk only when you need to until the hoarseness disappears.
  •    Drink plenty of liquids to help keep your airways moist.
  •    Use a vaporizer to increase the humidity in the air you breathe.
  •    Avoid actions that strain the vocal chords such as whispering, shouting, crying, and singing.
  •  Take medications to reduce stomach acid if hoarseness is related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  •    Do not use decongestants that may dry the vocal cords.
  •    If you smoke, reduce or stop this practice, at least until the hoarseness disappears.