Laryngitis

Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, typically due to infection, vocal overuse or allergies. The most common sign of laryngitis is hoarseness. Changes in your voice can vary with the degree of infection or irritation, ranging from mild hoarseness to almost total loss of your voice. If you have chronic hoarseness, your doctor may review your medical history and symptoms.

Please practice social distancing in order to reduce the potential spread of the disease as laryngitis can be contagious if it is caused by an infection.
  • Symptoms
  • Strained voice

    or Loss of voice

    common

    Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • Dry

    common

    Pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat

    common

    Fever

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    Swallowing difficulties

    Clearing throat frequently

  • Risk factors
  • Smoking

    Recent upper respiratory tract infection

    Overusing voice box

    History of allergy

    Alcohol consumption

  • Treatment
  • Laryngitis is often treated with drinking plenty of fluids, cough medication, NSAIDs, avoiding decongestants and speaking as little as possible; however, visit your recommended doctor if your symptoms are severe or if they do not improve after two weeks.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Laryngitis, then a visit to an ENT specialist is highly recommended.

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