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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?

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?

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?

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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How to know if I have laryngitis?

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 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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Can stress cause laryngitis?

Can stress cause laryngitis?

Absolutely : General stress can strain your voice, as tension in the muscles of the neck and upper body can change the shape of the larynx slightly, and can cause the vocal cords to constrict. This can change the voice so that it becomes higher than usual.www.throatproblems. Pt sd can also cause loss of ability to speak as a form of conversion disorder that may require an abreactive approach to get the voice back. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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