• Laryngitis

    Asked by Ydnar2xer on Tuesday, October 30, 2012


    Has anyone gotten laryngitis as a side effect? I am on TCH--have done 6/18 weeks and have had laryngitis for 2 1/2 weeks. (It's driving me nuts, 'cause I can't yell at my husband!)

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • lynn1950's Avatar

      Hi there. Can't say that I ever got laryngitis during chemo! Good to "hear" from you.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Apparently, TCH compromises your immune system leaving you vulnerable to colds, flu, etc. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. There are ways to boost your immune system.

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Thank goodness we type on Whatnext!! Hope you feel better.

      almost 4 years ago
    • JudyS's Avatar

      I believe I had laryngitis for a while - it does make it hard to yell at our husbands. I'm sure you know to talk to your doctor about this since it's been 2-1/2 weeks. You might also try drinking hot green tea with honey, if you haven't yet - it's soothing! Take good care of yourself and stay warm - put a scarf around your neck too - it might help. Warm wishes and hugs!

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I didn't get laryngitis, but I had a scratchy throat for a couple of months after chemo (also TCH). It eventually went away on it's own.

      almost 4 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar

      I am prone to laryngitis anyway and I did get it during chemo. I don't know if the laryngitis was a direct result of the chemo or if I got it because my immune system was compromised. I tend to think it was from the chemo because about 4 days after each infusion I would start to get a "scratchy" throat. You don't realize how much you talk until you can't! It's frustrating to not to be able to be heard (i.e. yell at your husband - lol!). p.s. tell him he better not be enjoying this too much! Take care!

      almost 4 years ago

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