Hoarseness is a condition due to which it is difficult to make sounds while speaking. Vocal sounds may be weak, scratchy or husky and the pitch of the voice may change. Problem with the vocal cords causes hoarseness. Inflamed or infected vocal cords cause hoarseness. Symptoms are:
• Benign vocal cord nodules or cysts
• Pain while swallowing
• Barking or scratchy or raspy voice
HOW IS HOARSENESS DIAGNOSED?
Treatment of Hoarseness depends on the underlying cause. If it is due to infected vocal cords, then antibiotic treatment may clear voice. Acute laryngitis clears on its own with home treatments and rest to voice. Avoidance of straining voice helps in faster recovery from hoarseness.
HOW IS HOARSENESS TREATED?
Home remedies usually suffice and treat the problem of hoarseness, especially drinking warm chicken soup and teas like ginger and honey tea helps too
DID YOU KNOW?
If you have this condition, you will have difficulty in singing.