Patient Comments: Reflux Laryngitis - Home Remedies, Diet

Question:

What home remedies such as OTC drugs, home remedies, and lifestyle (diet, exercise) changes have helped your reflux laryngitis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: CLouWho, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I've been dealing with hoarseness for about 1 1/2 years now. Speech therapy helped some. I also bought a device called a breather that has helped increase my lung capacity. I am also a teacher, so I bought a voice amplifier to use on the job. I'm waiting for an appointment to see if something else can be done for the reflux laryngitis. The most important thing I've learned in this awful process is to use my feet first and then speak. No more hollering across a room. I also avoid crowded areas. Just some thoughts.

Comment from: Roseanne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 22

In 2007 I had been sick with sinus and cough; nothing anybody did. I couldn’t get better. I lost weight and was coughing so hard at times I couldn’t breathe many times in the night. My daughter would take me to the emergency room (ER) in the middle of the night when I couldn’t breathe. Than finally one night we went to another ER and the doctor their said he really couldn’t help me with the sinus but I asked him if he could refer me to the ear, nose and throat specialist. Because of my insurance they wouldn’t see me unless I was referred so finally I got to go to the ENT doctor and got very upset because he said it was a sinus infection. So then when I went back I got to see another doctor and she looked further down my throat and I had spots on my voice box. So they did a biopsy and I was precancerous so when they were in there they removed it. Also I had acid reflux so bad it was bubbling up in my throat. So I have been watching my acid and stopped smoking and have permanent sinusitis but I am much better. It is now 2016, and I would never wish what I went through two years on my worst enemy. But if you are not getting any better go to as many doctors as you can until they pay attention to

Comment from: Lady SMY, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I have severe laryngitis that I was told was caused by gastroparesis. My voice completely goes for sometimes up to a week at a time when I have a flare-up, and I get flare-ups sometimes twice a month. Don’t know what to do to stop the severity of the symptoms of my reflux laryngitis.

Comment from: Ann, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 14

I've woken up the last 4 nights every half hour like I'm choking. My throat feels irritated and my voice has gone, if I try to speak it makes me cough. I suffer from reflux but not heartburn very often, this episode of reflux laryngitis is the worst it's ever been.

QUESTION

GERD is the back up of stomach acid into the esophagus. See Answer