POLYPS IN THE LARYNX
Acute trauma or chronic irritation causes changes in the vocal cords that can lead to polyps, Polyps tend to be larger and more protuberant than nodules and often have a dominant surface blood vessel. They frequently result from an initiating acute phonatory injury. Other polypoid changes, often bilateral, may have several other causes, including gastroesophageal reflux, untreated hypothyroid states, chronic laryngeal allergic reactions, or chronic inhalation of irritants, such as industrial fumes or cigarette smoke. Acute injury usually causes pedunculated polyps, whereas polypoid edema results from chronic irritation.
All polyps result in slowly developing hoarseness and a breathy voice.
- Rough voice
- Breathy voice
- Irregular voice
- Vocal fatigue, or tiring, with use
- Loss of certain notes of a person’s range
- Sometimes biopsy
- CT SCAN
Few homoeopathic remedies are as followed:
Arg nit - Raw, rough and sore. Sensation of a splinter in throat on swallowing. Dark redness of throat. the splinter-like pains, and free muco-purulent discharge in the inflamed and ulcerated mucous membranes. Sensation as if a part were expanding and other errors of perception are characteristic
Thuja - Moist mucous tubercles, Dry, hacking cough in afternoon, PAPILOMA OF LARYNX
Sangui - Swollen; worse, right side. Dry and constricted. Ulceration of mouth and fauces, with dry, burning sensation Tongue white; feels scalded. Tonsillitis. Œdema of larynx. Trachea sore
Cal carb - Swelling of tonsils and submaxillary glands; stitches on swallowing. Hawking-up of mucus. Difficult swallowing. Goitre. Parotid fistula.
Berberis - Hoarseness; polypus of larynx. Tearing stitches in chest and region of heart.