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    Old 01-30-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
    Molly McPherson
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    I have had laryngitis for 2 1/2 weeks. I went to the doctors on Mon and she believes it could be allergies. Put me on Allegra. The last time I got this two years ago the laryngitis lasted for 6 weeks. I can't stand it anymore. The doctor wants me to wait until next and then I am sure she will refer me to an ENT. But everytime I get this it lasts for a while. Anybody have anything to say to make me feel a little better. PS I don't want that scope stuck down my throat.

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    Old 02-02-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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    Re: Laryngitis

    Hi Molly
    Did the dr explain why she did not put it down to an infection? (viral laryngitis is quite common).
    My mother had allergic laryngitis off and on and was given a spray for it. I don't know the medication you have.
    You are not a singer by any chance or a person who has to do a lot of speaking?

    If you are good at relaxing you might ask the ENT dr to look at your larynx in the surgery. The tongue can be pulled forward and an instrument with a light shone quite far back in the throat. The trick is to force yourself to relax the gag mechanism. I did it quite successfuly once cause I also do not like the scopes.

    Interested to see how you get on.

    Old 02-13-2004, 07:03 AM   #3
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    Hi bassie: Thank you for your reply you were the only who answered me. My laryngitis is finally gone so I am hoping that it was allergies. I am still taking the Allerga and plan on staying on it for a few more months. I have had this problem since I was a child it did disappear for a long time. I hope I don't get it again then I will see an ENT. Molly

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