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How To Treat Laryngitis Quickly
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of weeks ago I was treated for bronchitis and laryngitis. I have had a sore throat for the last couple days and really dark yellow mucus and blood coming up. My ear has began to ache. What is going on?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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