How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question

Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 18211
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
21597572
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now

Hoarseness in my voice

Customer Question

Hoarseness in my voice
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
How long has this been bothering you?
Are you having any associated symptoms?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I had a very bad chest infection and flu at Christmas , I had to have several antibiotic and ventolin , since then I get this horsemess in my voice from time to time , slight out of breath from time to time , no other symptoms
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's being bothering me since Christmas 2013 when I have very bad flu and chest infection , I took several antibiotics n ventolin inhaler , it is not all the time but comes and goes over last few months
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

There are several possible causes of chronic recurrent hoarseness associated with slight shortness of breath. It could be related to chronic inflammation of the airways, including the larynx, which can occur from allergies or from substances that can irritate the airways, such as tobacco smoke. It is also possible for there to be some irritation of the larynx from acid reflux. Most people with acid reflux will have some heartburn, but there are some people with acid reflux that present with the sole symptoms related to respiratory symptoms, such as hoarseness, cough, or shortness of breath.

It is also possible that chronic or recurrent hoarseness can be due to a nodule or growth on the vocal cords, but this would be less likely to also cause shortness of breath. Hoarseness also can occur from conditions that press on the nerve to the larynx, such as from thyroid enlargement.

Ultimately, it would require a proper evaluation to determine the exact cause of the hoarseness. However, if using the inhalers helps to ease symptoms when they occur, that would be strong evidence that the symptoms are related to chronic inflammation.

If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 18211
Experience: Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
Dr. D. Love and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry , just one more thing , is it possible that the horseness is a result of the ventolin spray?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
I’m sorry for the delay, but I had left the computer when I had not heard back from you for a while.

Hoarseness is not a typical side effect to Ventolin. It is possible that someone could be allergic to any medicine, including the Ventolin, and an allergy can be the cause of the chronic inflammation noted above. An allergy to Ventolin is very rare, but if you notice that the hoarseness or the shortness of breath gets worse when the Ventolin is used, it would be suspicious an allergy to the Ventolin could be the cause.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions