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Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

Laryngitis means inflammation of the larynx and can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more


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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal  thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for laryngitis?

What is the treatment for laryngitis?

Supportive care: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection, and is contagious. Push fluids, gargle with warm salt water, and use lozenges. Get plenty of rest. There is no treatment other than supportive care. Don't share drinking glasses, and avoid close contact with others. It will decrease the chances of others catching it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Improvement expected: Sometimes there is prolonged inflammation in the airway. If you continue to cough after finishing the course of antibiotics, I would recommend an evaluation. Bronchitis can caused by either viral illness, in which case the antibiotics will not help and bacterial illnesses. After 7 days, I would not expect any fever and the cough should be improving. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...Read more

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Laryngitis, what can I do to cure it?

Laryngitis, what can I do to cure it?

The first thing is: To be sure of the diagnosis . Second is what is the cause ? Third is what is the precipitating and relieving factor . After full evaluation by your doctor , you will definitely get some help. If it viral , it is self limited . If it is due to acid reflux , medicines like Omeprazole help etc. ...Read more

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Are there some natural remedies to cure laryngitis please?

Are there some natural remedies to cure laryngitis please?

Hydration: One must know the cause of the laryngitis. The term literally means inflammation of the mucosa or lining of the vocal folds. The problem can be the result of overuse or misuse of the voice, true viral infection (bacterial infection very seldom). There is no gargle for this because you would gag and aspirate it into your trachea. Drinking 4 to 6 full glasses of water a day may help. See ENT doc. ...Read more

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I get laryngitis about twice a year. Is that abnormal? I work in a profession where I need my voice. How do you cure this?

I get laryngitis about twice a year. Is that abnormal? I work in a profession where I need my voice. How do you cure this?

Laryngitis: Larynigitis (a viral cause of acute hoarseness) is a pretty common infection. Everyone will get it, and usually more than once. For most adults they get it every few years or so. If you are in a profession where you use your voice a lot, then these episodes of hoarseness twice a year are probably not viral laryngitis, but are probably episodes of voice decompensation related to your work. ...Read more

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I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since. Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since.  Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

No fever?: If you are free of fever and systemic symptoms like body aches, headaches, etc. You should be non contagious even though you still may be coughing. Just in case wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for laryngitis?

No: Laryngitis is usually caused by either a virus or bacteria - none are permanently cured. ...Read more