I've had laryngitis that lasts over a week 4 separate times in the past six months with no other symptoms of a cold/sinus/or allergies. what coulditbe?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Practice 31 years experience
Vocal cord disease: If by 'laryngitis' you mean 'loss of voice or hoarseness' then you may have a vocal cord/larynx problem. The possible diagnoses are: vocal nodule, polyp, ge -reflux or tumor. You need to see an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor to get evaluated. The ENT can pass a small scope down to the vocal cords to get the correct diagnosis. If you are a smoker, this is a good time to quit. Hope you are better!
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
A few possibilities: The 3 main possibilities are: 1) post-nasal drip, even without other obvious nasal (rhinitis) symptoms; 2) laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux (lpr) due to acid refluxing up to the vocal cords; 3) vocal cord polyp. See md for maximal rhinitis and/or LPR therapy; if no response see ENT to check for a polyp.
5.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 13, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.