Infant Hoarse Voice Treatments
What are hoarse voice treatment options for infants?
Because infants are particularly susceptible to infections and illnesses, it is particularly important to see an ear, nose and throat specialist, such as New York ENT, to diagnose the cause for your child’s hoarseness. Treatment of hoarseness will vary, depending on the underlying cause that is identified. The two most common causes of infant hoarseness include:
When should an infant undergo infant hoarse voice treatment?
Infants may not be able to use their voice to speak yet, but there are still many noises that your baby will make. Parents usually get accustomed to their child’s tone of voice, and can notice when it sounds different than usual. A hoarse voice may sound raspy or strained, and may indicate one of the above listed conditions. In adults, a hoarse voice may not indicate a serious problem, but in infants it is more often the sign of a condition that will require treatment. It is always important to contact an ENT specialist whenever your infant has a hoarse voice to determine the underlying cause.
What does hoarse voice treatment for infants involve?
Depending on the underlying condition, treatment options will vary. Some possible treatments may include:
- Voice rest
- Prescription medication for acid reflux
- Surgery for vocal cord nodules, or polyps
What are the benefits of undergoing infant hoarseness treatment?
Visiting a New York ENT doctor for an evaluation and treatment for infant hoarseness is an important step in restoring your child’s wellbeing. While hoarseness can sometimes be treated with voice rest and will heal on its own, other times hoarseness is an indication of a more complex condition that requires medication or surgical procedure to regain your child’s full health.
If your child is suffering from hoarseness, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with New York ENT have extensive experience diagnosing and treating underlying conditions that cause hoarseness. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at (212) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.