Are there different types of catarrh?

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There are two different types of catarrh. Acute catarrh is the type that is temporary; it lasts a few days and usually clears up on its own. People can treat the congestion if they feel too much discomfort. Chronic catarrh is longer lasting and has an underlying problem like allergies, non-allergic rhinitis, or nasal polyps. Further treatment is needed to help cure this catarrh and prevent it from recurring.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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