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Cure Laryngitis Overnight
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.
Gargling: You are not going to cure laryngitis. It is usually viral, occasionally traumatic and sometimes overuse strain. You may find relief of symptoms by gargling with warm saline. Some will add honey to solutions and there are a variety of other home remedies. It will go away in a day or two if you do nothing.See 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Depends on cause. Most laryngitis occurs with a cold, which means it 's viral. It will improve with time. Some laryngitis is bacterial, but less common. An antibiotic would be used. Some chronic laryngitis could be due to reflux or allergy, and so would be treated with proton pump inhibitors or allergy medications.See 1 more doctor answer
No it does not: I know it is recommended by some and used for the others, but there is no evidence that it will cure laryngitis, whatever the cause.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I came down with a cold/laryngitis on June 3rd and it came with a middle ear infection. I ahve been to 3 doctors; was on antibiotic for 10 days and there was improvement but not a complete cure. I continued to have fluid build up in my ear, crackling noic
Laryngitis: Most of the time, laryngitis is caused by a virus, the same as head colds. Symptoms last 3 - 10 days, and will clear with time. If symptoms don't' clear, suspect an irritant such as acid reflux or a secondary bacterial infection. Go see your doctor, if symptoms don't clear by 10 days.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, maybe not: Laryngitis symptoms are usually caused by viruses, but allergies, stomach reflux, etc..., can also cause symptoms. Cool, moist air can improve symptoms (vs. Warm, dry air). An air conditioner cools the air, but also dries the air, so it is hard to say how much help an a/c would offer. Also, old or dirty a/c air can have molds, dust, etc..., that can cause allergy symptoms and make things worse.
Multple causes: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal folds causing hoarseness. However, the term laryngitis is really a non specific term meaning hoarseness or roughness of the sound of the voice. As such, the causes of hoarseness are multiple and include infection, nodule, polyp, granuloma (gerd) and even tumor. The diagnosis can be found if a doctor looks at your larynx with a scope. It is not caught.
Laryngitis: In your age group the most common cause of laryngitis is caused from an upper respiratory viral infection---usually associated with a barky cough --noted especially at night. Treatment that is useful is a short coarse of prednisone--or a shot of dexamethasone---talk with your Doctor Over the counter treatments are many-- gargles, sprays and various throat lozengers--simple honey and lemon works