You definitely need to see your doctor
about this as soon as possible, if you have not done so already. Start with seeing your primary care doctor
. They can perform the initial evaluation and help determine whether or not you need to see a specialist.
First, your doctor will want to rule out the common causes of raspy voice. These include smoking, seasonal allergies, or chronic sinus problems. If one of these things turns up on the history and examination, your doctor will probably want to treat that for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference.
If not, however, you will need a referral to see a ear, nose, and throat specialist. They can use a special camera to take a look down your throat at your vocal cords to see what might be going on. For example, one common problem is polyps on the vocal cords, which can cause many of the symptoms you are describing. Rarely, a chronic raspy voice can be a sign of a cancer in the throat, although this is quite uncommon in someone your age; nevertheless, the ear, nose and throat doctor
will be able to rule this out as well when they take a look down your throat.