• diagnose a constant cough, throat pain, bleeding, hoarseness, or constant bad breath.
• check for inflammation (swelling and irritation)
• discover a possible narrowing or blockage of the throat.
• remove foreign objects, such as small toys swallowed by mistake.
• Persistent cough.
• Bloody cough.
• Throat pain.
• Bad breath.
• Difficulty swallowing.
• Persistent earache.
• Mass or growth in the throat.
• Acid reflux (GERD), which can cause redness and swelling of the vocal cords.
• Cancer of the throat or voice box.
• Nodules on the vocal cords.
• Polyps (benign lumps) on the voice box.
• Inflammation in the throat.
• Thinning of the muscle and tissue in the voice box (presbylaryngis)
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