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how long does laryngitis take to make voice go away?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
By swelling: It causes swelling and inflamation of the larynx and causes the traditional hoarseness associated with laryngitis.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Not a medical term: "spastic laryngitis" is not a medical term. Most likely you are referring to spasmodic dysphonia. This is a voice disorder characterized by spasm of the voice box muscles. It results in a choppy, broken sounding voice. It can be treated with voice therapy and/or botulinum toxin (botox). This disorder is best treated by an ENT with experience in this disorder. Best wishes.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you speak up when you have laryngitis?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
It takes come effort: Acute laryngitis can be due to an acute vocal strain (yelling, screaming) bacterial or viral upper respiratory infection. Voice will be raspy, fatigues easily and mildly painful. It usually recovers with tincture of time and humidification. Sometimes steroids are used once patients are examined. If laryngitis persists beyond 4 weeks, you should see your local ENT professional.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover your voice after having laryngitis?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
4-12 weeks: If can take about 4-8 weeks for the voice to fully recover after laryngitis. If you are a smoker, it can take much longer.
A 24-year-old member asked:

What can you take for laryngitis?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Laryngitis: Depends on the cause of the laryngitis and the severity of the problem. There are many conditions that can cause a laryngitis some of which are more serious than others. Laryngitis in a youngster can be very troubling as swelling and irritation can tend to close off the airway. Severe cases need emergency care. See your doctor if this condition is a problem for you.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Voice: Classically tracheitis would be connected with a harsh cough and maybe stridor (noisy breathing originating from the neck). Laryngitis will typically present with some form of hoarseness.

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