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I'm sure I have laryngitis, how do I treat it?

I'm sure I have laryngitis, how do I treat it?

Voice conservation: Fluids, not too hot or too cold. Warm compresses. It should be all gone within 3 weeks or sooner depending on the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more


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What causes laryngitis and how can you treat it. Is it possible that its a viral and has to work its way out?

Infection and yes: An infection, usually viral or bacterial can irritate and inflame your voice box (laryngitis). Viruses are common and may need to be "worked out" over time with resting your voice, keeping your "fluids up" and using throat sprays or mild otc pain meds as needed to alleviate any pain, etc. ...Read more

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Will penecillin and prednisone treat reocurring laryngitis? I've had laryngutis 5 times and went to the dr twice and each time was given those meds.

Will penecillin and prednisone treat reocurring laryngitis? I've had laryngutis 5 times and went to the dr twice and each time was given those meds.

No: Laryngitis usually caused by post nasal drip. Requires time to heal and drainage to stop. In contrast, pharyngitis or tonsillitis may be caused by bacteria which could respond to penicillin and prednisone. Typically penicillin reserved for proven group a beta hemolytic strep. Requires throat culture or quick strep test to prove. ...Read more

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Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago i developed a sinus infection and sore throat. After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days. How can I treat this?

Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago i developed a sinus infection and sore throat.  After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days.  How can I treat this?

Laryngitis: The cure for acute laryngitis is unfortunately as elusive as the cure for common cold. Both respond best to home remedies as medical science has for now nothing better to offer. For laryngitis allow voice rest, hot thick drinks like warm milk or tea with honey, hydration/humidification, let it run its course - should resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special i could be doing to help and how long could this last?

How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special i could be doing to help and how long could this last?

Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ?Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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What can you take for laryngitis?

What can you take for laryngitis?

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. ...Read more

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How to know if I have laryngitis?

Voice change: Voice is hoarse and changed.
Diagnosis by ENT endoscopy.
if doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild laryngitis?

What are symptoms of mild laryngitis?

Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...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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What are the main symptoms of laryngitis?

Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...Read more

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Does air conditioner effects on laryngitis?

Does air conditioner effects on laryngitis?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for laryngitis?

Are there any home remedies for laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more

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What is laryngitis and how can it be caught?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of laryngitis usually?

Hoarseness: Loss of voice, hoarseness, breathing difficulty and stoppindg breathing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help heal laryngitis?

What is the best way to help heal laryngitis?

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 ...Read more

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What to do if I have laryngitis. Am i correct?

What to do if I have laryngitis. Am i correct?

Check duration, ENT: Duration implies a chronic state. Best to check with ENT doctor for endoscopy.
Maybe related to gastric reflux ...Read more

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Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

Try an antacid: It is possible that you are suffering from silent reflux. Stomach acid can move up your esophagus (throat) and into the back of your mouth. Irritation of your larynx (vocal cords) and taste buds can occur leading to hoarseness and altered taste. You can try a 2 week course of Prilosec otc. If no significant benefit then an ENT consultation is warranted. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure laryngitis?

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. ...Read more

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I have laryngitis. What can I do to relieve this?

Time: Herbal tea (or plain hot water) with honey and lemon can provide some soothing relief, as can gargling with warm salt water (1 Tbsp salt in 8 oz warm water). Otherwise, NSAID medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen can help relieve the pain and discomfort. Generally, laryngitis takes time, and rest to fully heal/resolve. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting laryngitis?

Yes: Overuse of the voice, having reflux, or inhaling things that irritate the vocal cords such as marijuana, cigarettes. Some infections can cause larygitis (usually viral) and some feel rheumatoid arthritis patient can get it as well. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get laryngitis, or is it unusual?

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

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What is laryngitis caused by and how did I catch it?

Many causes: Inflammation of the larynx can be due to infections such as bacteria and virus, fungal; other non infectious causes may include :excessive coughing, smoking, over use of vocal cords, acid reflux etc... ...Read more

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Any explanation for why i get laryngitis really easily?

Need ENT doc.: You could be a smoker, alcohol and often Gastric reflux.
An ENT specialist needed now for possible endoscopy. Serious entities can then be diagnosed, and hopefully not in your case. ...Read more

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I have recurring laryngitis (monthly) what could be the cause?

See your doc: Reoccurring laryngitis is suspicious for chronic post nasal drip or allergies. Also asthma can do this as well as chronic esophageal reflux. Go see your doctor. You might need an ENT consult to check your throat out. ...Read more

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What can i do for laryngitis which i have had for three weeks ?

Laryngitis usually: resolves after two weeks of voice rest. If it persists longer, see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Would having diagnosis laryngitis be approved for short term disabilty?

Maybe: If your job involves speaking and case is severe that it won't resolve in a couple of weeks then it may but usually this condition resolves in a week or two with voice rest. ...Read more

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I have laryngitis. What is the best thing I can do to stay from laryngitis?

Strict voice rest: Strict voice rest will usually lead to resolution of hoarseness within 24 hours. If you must speak avoid whispering as this puts more strain on vocal cords than attempting to speak in a normal voice. If hoarseness persists despite strict voice rest then evaluation by a physician is indicated. ...Read more