The treatment of your symptoms will depend on the underlying disease causing the hoarseness. In most cases, resting your voice will help reduce hoarseness in your voice. You may also be advised to stop smoking, avoid alcohol and caffeine and even avoid passive smoking. Drinking plenty of fluids is also a good idea to help restore your voice.
If your hoarseness is due to an infection, antibiotics will be prescribed to help ease your symptoms. In cases of allergies, antihistamine medications will also be prescribed. Pain reliever medicines can also help provide relief from throat pain. In cases polyps or other lesions have developed on your vocal cords, surgery may be recommended.
In general, quitting smoking, staying hydrated, avoiding overuse of the voice by screaming or yelling, using a microphone when you need to project your voice, getting professional voice training for singers, and avoiding speaking or singing when your voice is affected are some measures you can take to prevent frequent hoarseness.
You must follow through with the treatment plan prescribed for you by your doctor. At The Aga Khan University Hospital, you can be sure of receiving high quality healthcare to help provide you relief from your symptoms.