Hubby has had Laryngitis for a month.Has no pain,no fevors,no lumps just the laryngitis.Could it be cancer or an allergy?He has been working around stale water,stale air In salt mine 1000 feet underground.Also there is desil partacals from the trams they run.It didn't start till he went to the old part of mine around the stale water,air ECT.When away from there for few days it gets better but don't go comptlety away.Also got bad when mowed lawn saturday to get lawn ready for spring.
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replied March 14th, 2008
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Does he have voice-related symptoms (hoarse, weak, raspy, or breathy voice) when he wakes up in the mornings?
Does he have have a sore throat, too?
Has he, also, experienced severe pain, difficulty swallowing, and coughing?
Is he a smoker?
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replied March 14th, 2008
Yes he is a smoker.Went to doctor yesterday and doc thinks its allergies.Put him on a nasel spray and will set up for a ENT to look at the voice box to see if has polipus(sp).The doctor felt no swelling,nogels so don't think its cancer.since there is no pain,no swelling no other symptoms at all.I just hope the doc is right.He thinks its due to post nasel drip.
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replied March 18th, 2008
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I hope it's allergy related, too.
Also, smoking is known to cause repeated bouts of laryngitis, because those who smoke are more prone to throat dryness, which is a major contributing factor of laryngitis. So, it will be beneficial for your husband to quite smoking.
Coughing and post-nasal drip may also contribute to laryngitis after a person has been exposed to allergens or irritants.
Is your husband suffering from chronic sinusitis?
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replied March 24th, 2008
the nasel spray took away the hoarse voice and he hasn't been around what we think his allergy is.So voice is normal now.Have to go to EMT in may.
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replied March 27th, 2008
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Coughing and post-nasal drip may also contribute to laryngitis after a person has been exposed to allergens or irritants.
Laryngitis caused by allergies is usually intermittent and unpredictable.
Drinking plenty of water and inhaling steam can be helpful.
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replied March 22nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Allergy and irritants are both responsible for this condition. He would need avoidance of allergens, antihistamines and voice rest.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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