Hi, I went to see an otolarynologist today about my weak voice problem. After putting an endoscope down one of my nostril, he diagnosed me as having vocal nodules on my vocal chords. He advised me to continue taking my nasal spray (that is used to control nasal inflamation from my dust mites allergy problem) and also to inhale, twice a day, the steam of half a teaspoon of eucalyptus oil with boiling water, while a towel is wrapped around my face.
Now, on to my question. The otolarynologist never really told me what caused my vocal nodules, so I had to check online. I found that misuse and abusive bahaviour of the voice are the most common problems. I'm not so sure about misusing my voice, but I don't really think I have abused my voice (i don't talk a lot, and I don't usually talk loud at all). My weak voice problem has been with me all my life, as far as I can remember, and i'm wondering whether it could be possible that my vocal nodules are caused by my reoccuring allergy to dust mites.
So, my question really is: could it be possible that allergy to dust mites can cause growth of nodules on my vocal chords?
reply can dust mite allergy cause vocal chord weakness nodules
There is a very real possibility. Any time the body is out of whack with an allergy it can cause hosts of problems.
My doctor told me (about my sons allergies) we are finding that the entire body can be involved when an allergy hits (from the pores of the skin and nails to internal organs) he completed it with "the more we learn about the bodies production of histamine and effects it has on the body the more we find total body involvement".
Is it a suprise that what can cause external rashes, bumps, acne and hives in some people can also cause internal mucosal disfunctions or nodules on same or others?
It is actually almost the expected that we will find some mucosal and internal tissue issues. (referance note)I recently found a woman who has a cat with noteris cati (mite- all mites are in the spider family) also had vocal chords 4 times its normal size and flu like symtoms as well as severe sinus infection. The cat first diganosed with possible cancer turned out to have a allergic reaction. Though they cannot say it was due to the mite it is speculated ingestion or sinus involvement with the mite with subsequent allergic reaction is probably responsible.
Hi and hope you found solution to your problem. I too had nodules on left vocal chord(funny everything happens on left side for me-lazy left eye, left rotat.cuff..you get it lol).I had surgery to have removed and biopsied-beneign thank God. I did sing professionaly throughout my life so I wld attibute to that and not using voice properly. I suppose allergies cld cause, but I wld lean more towards what YOUR INNER VOICE is telling you and given tht my ENT did not even suggest allergies, I'd tend to agree w/u on what you feel you already know. You dn't hv to be a singer but u stated that you had a weak voice-so weak vocal chords are possible. You may want to have removed just to be safe-it's is a surgery though so you have to be sure you have the time although out same day.I did b/c my voice was my 2nd career and had the insurance too. It helped-prob more had I not talked for 6weeks-but i had to work lol. Good luck. Kell
I have the same problem. I have nodules on both sides of my vocal chords and also have allergy to dust mite. This allergy is the cause of severe sinus infections. My doctor didn't explain why I had the nodules but I am assuming that the mocus generated by my allergy goes down my throat and irritates the vocal chords, causing the nodules. I'm not totally sure and would like to know more. I hope we could get an answer.