Crackly voice

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I've was diagnosed with bronchiectasis 2 years ago. I am taking an inhaler called Breo. I cough throughout the day, not too bad, but I have noticed that my voice weakens. Is this normal as it has never happened before?

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    Hello Beverley sorry to hear you're coughing so much. I am no expert but I would guess your throat is getting strained and your vocal chords aggravated hence your voice is weaker. Also your breathing is involved so that might aggravate matters too. Although I produce a lot of mucous I don't cough very much unless I've got an infection so my voice doesn't do this. Bronchiectasis is a bit different for every person. Do you keep your throat lubricated - drink lots of fluids and suck throat lozenges?

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    Hi Beverley, It could be the inhaler that can cause this . Do you rinse and gargle after you have taken it? Also it could be the mucus . This happens to me too at times . However may be see the doctor incase it is an infection if it continues . Hope it clears soon 
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    Hi Beverley,

    I've found that it's the steroid inhalers that cause my crackly/hoarse voice. I've changed my inhalers from the powder ones to try and help...not a lot of help through. I do all the usual rinse & gargle but doesn't seem to help much. Some days I'm worse than others...not sure why? Should add I don't cough at all. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago too.  

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      Spot on - I forgot this. I haven't used powder type for ages and I did used to be croaky when I did.

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      I think my throat is damaged by them all now....too many years of using inhalers. 
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