The Throat Feels Lumpy With Hoarseness?
Morning doctor. I want to ask my mom, I have a throat problem. At first, her voice was a little lost and then the doctor was given medicine … but the medicine was gone, but her voice became hoarse and the word mama felt swollen around the neck … please explain … and if what do you want to go to the hospital for a poly … thank you in advance
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If there is no visible enlargement from the outside, the neck that feels swollen that your mother is referring to may be caused by a sensation of lumps in her throat. This complaint, if it appears accompanied by hoarseness, may indicate inflammation of the throat (pharyngitis), tonsils (tonsillitis), or voice box (laryngitis) that can occur due to:
Excessive use of vocal cords
Allergy or irritation (such as from smoking, consuming alcohol, contact with smoke, dust)
Infections, such as viruses, bacteria
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (backflow of stomach acid to the throat)
Benign or malignant tumors in the throat or voice box, for example laryngeal papillomatosis, flat cell carcinoma
Nerve disorders around the throat or voice box, for example due to vagus or laryngeal nerve injury, multiple sclerosis, and so on
With the treatment of doctors, mild conditions will often improve immediately in 1 to 2 weeks. However, if your mother still feels a disturbing complaint after getting a doctor's treatment, you should check her back to the doctor or ENT specialist so that it is handled properly according to the cause. Further examination, for example x-rays, laryngoscopy, biopsy, etc. can also be done by a doctor. At home, so that complaints improve, you can encourage your mother to do the following trick:
Don't talk or shout too much
Drink plenty of warm water, consume brothful food
Do not contact with excessive cold temperatures (including from air conditioners or fans)
Use an air humidifier if the air is dry
Reduce the habit of consuming cold, greasy, crunchy or sweetened foods and beverages
Get more rest
Eat fruits that are rich in vitamin C, for example oranges, strawberries, guava
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke
Hope this helps ...