Throat Disorders

What causes hoarseness?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    2 020 03-1 vocal cords
    Screaming or singing loudly can make your voice hoarse. Watch as Dr. Oz talks with Dr. Steven Zeitels in this video about ways to protect your vocal cords.

  • Hoarseness usually goes away on its own and is rarely a sign of a more serious condition. Causes include:

    • Allergies
    • Infections
    • Vocal cord nodules often form misuse of the voice
    • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, which are warty growths in the voice box
    • Vocal cord paralysis
    • Gastroesophageal reflux or acid reflux
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