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Hoarseness (abnormal deep, harsh, raspy voice) is caused by a variety of conditions in which the larynx (voice box and vocal chords) are irritated or injured. Examples of causes of hoarseness include: laryngitis, straining the vocal cords by yelling or screaming, infections, GERD, allergies, and more. Treatment of hoarseness depends on the cause.

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Terms related to Hoarseness:

  • Harsh Voice
  • Loss of Voice
  • Raspy Voice
  • Strained Voice