Doctor insights on:
Are Some People More Prone To Getting Laryngitis
Common: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the lining of the voicebox (the larynx) and occurs as a residual effect of colds and other upper respiratory infections (which are common) but can also occur from overuse (lengthy singing or yelling loudly like at a sports game) and rarely from growths on the larynx. Your otolaryngologist can evaluate this and give you the best remedy. ...Read more
Laryngitis: Everyone heals at different rates, the best way to help get your voice back when the cords are inflammed from infection is voice rest. No talking! ...Read more
Yes: People in one household tend to get the same upper respiratory infections at the same time, because the germs (usually viruses) are contagious. In the fall season, we see kids getting croup (cold symptoms and a barky cough). The same viruses that cause croup will cause laryngitis in teens and adults. ...Read more
I was just wondering if it is possible to get laryngitis from a car accident and if it is then how? What causes it?
Ever since I had my first bout of bronchitis/laryngitis 3 yrs ago, everytime I get sick, I get laryngitis. Is there any possible way to avoid this?
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. It will decrease the chances of your kids catching it.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Laryngitis: This is most commonly viral and will clear up on its own with patience. There are no drugs that will cure this. ...Read more
I currently have laryngitis & it comes the same time evry year. I sing in choir & our concert is 10/7/2012. I have a solo. How can I get back voice?
Be careful: As soon as possible, you will need to see an ENT doctor who has a strong interest in voice. Ent needs to visualize your vocal cords to determine if there are any nodules or lesions that may be affecting the quality of your voice. It is possible you could make your singing and talking voice worse if you don't seek a medical opinion 1st. If it is simple laryngitis, there are ways to get you ready. ...Read more
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
Severe laryngitis 3 times so far this year. Prone to this since childhood. What causes this susceptivility? Should I consider tonsillectomy?
Laryngitis is a...: ...problem at the level of the vocal cords. The susceptibility secondary to receptors in that are to the VIRUSES that tend to produce this problem-not bacteria. Tonsillectomy will have no benefits on decreasing your episodes of laryngitis. Did you used to develop croup too as a child? Very likely... ...Read more
Laryngitis, what can I take or do from home to get my voice back and loosen flem/mucus. Loosing voice?
How can I improve my immune system? Had me 5 years ago & constantly get colds, flu &laryngitis which takes weeks to recover from. Hard to live normal
I'm 34 and had tonsils out 4 1/2 yrs ago. Whenever I get a cold I get laryngitis. August I had vocal polyps removed and now have 1st cold & laryngitis?
Immunity: Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. It sounds like you are highly susceptible to infection. Are you asking why you are sick again after having a tonsillectomy and polypectomy? Some people just have a predisposition to infection for multiple reasons. Try frequent salt water gargles and ask your dentist or primary care doctor for chlorhexadin mouthwash. ...Read more
How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes? Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?
Is it common to have laryngitis everytime I get a cold... I recently has Globus due to stress and now I have lost my voice for the 4th time this year?
Reflux?: See ENT or internist to rule out a severe case of gastroesophaheal reflux which can be asymptomatic except for recurrent bouts of sore throat. Heartburns, slow digestion, and bloating may be hints pointing to the diagnosis. A throat exam can tell you if the problem is reflux. Otherwise get checked for strep ...Read more
I have outgrown asthma but now frequently get laryngitis, croup and windpipe infections is there anything I can do?
Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today I can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!
See below: Viral infectiions cause the majoritty of cases of acute laryngitis. Mycoplasma and chlamydophilia infectiions are also frequent causes. Treatment is generally symptomatic ie. Voice rest, use of antitussives to stop all coughing, analgesics and humidification. Antibiotics are generally not recommended. It usually resolves in less than 7 days. ...Read more
What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If I go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .
Longstanding: Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more
When does laryngitis get to the point of requiring surgery? I have chronic laryngitis from smoking and acid reflux. I am not having luck quitting smoking and I'm concerned I may one day need surgery to fix this problem. What should I be on the lookout for
You: You should seek an evaluation from an ENT physician who can diagnose and manage your problem. Both smoking and reflux take a toll on the upper airway causing damage to the structure around the vocal cords. Of more concern is the possibility of a benign or malignant growth in the region. The ENT can use a television probe to visual the area and perform a biopsy if required. ...Read more
When I get a cold it travels straight down the throat and rarely comes out through the nose. Develops into laryngitis. Why is this?
Pharyngitis: Hello. It sounds like a virus may be the source of your problems. It's important to practice proper preventative techniques during the cold and flu season. Drink enough fluids, wash your hands, try to avoid sick people and make sure you get your flu shot. Also see your doctor to assure that your immune system is healthy. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had laryngitis and very sore throat for over 3 weeks. Now I am starting to get "choked" on food and drinks. Are these related/what can I do?
I started to get a little hoarse while bagging leaves on Wednesday and yesterday my throat became sore and have laryngitis. Today I can't talk. Allerg?
- Talk to a doctor online
- Are some people more prone to getting inflammatory conditions?
- Are some people more prone to getting cough and fever?
- Are some people more prone to getting tick bite?
- Are some people more prone to getting bacterial infection?
- Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?
- Why are ticks more prone to some people?
- Are some people more prone to getting gastroenteritis?