Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx due to overuse, irritation or infection. The vocal cords are inflamed in Laryngitis. In most cases Laryngitis is short-lived and does not cause serious effects. Symptoms are:
• Weak or loss of voice
• Tickling sensation or rawness of throat
• Sore throat
• Dry throat
• Dry cough
HOW IS LARYNGITIS DIAGNOSED?
Hoarseness of voice consistently is the most evident symptom of laryngitis. When you have chronic hoarseness of voice, your general physician may recommend laryngoscopy and biopsy after thoroughly examining your vocal cords.
HOW IS LARYNGITIS TREATED?
Treatment for laryngitis depends on the severity of infection and the cause of infection. For mild infections, simple home treatments would suffice. Medications like antibiotics and corticosteroids may help in bringing down infection
DID YOU KNOW?
Laryngitis can be prevented by limiting alcohol and caffeine intake.