Alternative Names: Contact ulcers, Granulomas of the larynx
A less common condition, occurring in those who speak with great force, for example public speakers or those in a noisy environment.
Symptoms include pain when talking, sometimes hoarseness, and a voice that tires easily.
If the cause is overuse of the voice, then the treatment is to rest the voice for an extended period of several weeks and to consider proper voice training. If caused by GERD, then that must be treated. Surgery is another option if the contact ulcer does not go away after several weeks.
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