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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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How contagious is laryngitis after 5 days. Voice is clear (painful talking though.) I have an easter dinner coming up - caught a cold/virus 9 days ago?

Contagious?: People are most contagious with their viral illness early in their illness than late. By five days you are most likely not very contagious. If you have symptoms it should not prevent your activities. I would just advise good hand washing and keeping your lips to yourself. ...Read more

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My daughter has laryngitis, i was told its contagious, but i'm wondering how soon will i know if i've been infected? And what to look out for (symptom

My daughter has laryngitis, i was told its contagious, but i'm wondering how soon will i know if i've been infected? And what to look out for (symptom

Acute Laryngitis: Is a viral illness, when viruses infect larynx, there is barking cough, hoarseness of voice, sometimes loss of voice, low grade fever. It is a disease of children, adults are not affected that much. If adult gets, milder similar symptoms occur. Treatment: humidified air/steam inhalation, more fluid intake, can use vicks in vaporizer. Keep her home, keep other children away to prevent spread. ...Read more

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If I have laryngitis and swollen glands, is this contagious?

Yes, it is: Yes, it is contagious. The causes can be viral or bacterial. Most common cause is a viral infection. ...Read more

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How long are you contagious when you have laringitis?

Depends on cause: If it's caused by a bacterial or viral infection then you were likely already the most contagious before you developed the laryngitis when the runny nose,headache,cough,and sore throat were occurring. If caused by overuse or gastroesophogeal reflux then you're not contagious at all. Always make sure to wash hands frequently when sick with upper respiratory bugs to prevent transmission. ...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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I have laryngitis, is there a high probability my 3, 2, and 1 year old will also get it?

I have laryngitis, is there a high probability my 3, 2, and 1 year old will also get it?

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

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Can my kids catch my laryngitis, how can I prevent it, or get rid iof this fast.?

Can my kids catch my laryngitis, how can I prevent it, or get rid iof this fast.?

Yes: 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

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more