Hoarseness for 7 weeks

Patient : I have had a hoarse voice for just over 6 weeks with no other symptoms. My doctor thought it was viral, so didn't prescribe anything, however after 5 weeks I was prescribed antibiotics. I have now finished a 7 day course on Tuesday and my voice is still very hoarse. Can you please advise what I should do next, as I have had these symptoms for 7 weeks on Monday.
Doctor :   I note from your medication history that you are on a number of medications normally used for the treatment of Asthma, H ay fever and Sinusitis. With sinusitis patients can develop a discharge that runs down the back of the throat. This may produce a cough and can sometimes make the voice hoarse. However, there are numerous other cause of a hoarse voice which need to be ruled out. You will need to see an ENT specialist to have a complete examination. Causes of hoarseness range from simple laryngitis to tumors of the vocal cords.

Related Q&A

Q: I have been diagnosed with adonecarcinoma around the celiac arteries. This cancer usually comes from the pancreas, bu...

Q: I have a grade 1 meniscus tear. I had a MRI to confirm this. I've been resting it for a wk with ice/ compression/ ela...

Q: Last couple days my urine smells of ammonia and struggle sometimes to wee I am a male 61 years old do manual work con...

Q: I threw up 4 days ago vety violently at one point andsince thent I had chest pain and a bit of rib pain but that has ...

Q: My left side arms have been hurting for a while now. Usually it would come and go for a few days. It feels more like ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews