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Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Overview)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness and / or pain.


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What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

Spasmodic dysphonia: You may be speaking about "spasmodic dysphonia" which is a disease of the communication between the brain and the nerves to the voicebox. This disorder is best diagnosed by a physician but you can find samples of how those with it sound online, I'm sure. Either way, any one with 'spastic laryngitis' sounds like they need an expert in voice. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Alexander
316 Doctors shared insights

Laryngitis (Overview)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness and / or pain.


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How long does laryngitis take to make voice go away?

By swelling: It causes swelling and inflamation of the larynx and causes the traditional hoarseness associated with laryngitis. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Laryngitis (Tip)

Some forms of laryngitis can be treated with antibiotics like Zithromax. ...See more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
Daily
See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...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 (Tip)

Do drink fluids. Don't whisper. Do rest your voice. Don't smoke. Do get enough sleep. Don't strain. ...See more

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In the past 2 months I have had laryngitis 2x and my throat is swollen and very painful. Lymphnodes are rock solid. I.Show no other signs of sickness?

In the past 2 months I have had laryngitis 2x and my throat is swollen and very painful. Lymphnodes are rock solid. I.Show no other signs of sickness?

Look to your diet: This may sound strange to you but laryngitis is due to a virus attack and is a reflection of your immune status. Commonest cause is lousy diet, particularly all the sugar and sweeteners. ...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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Laryngitis (Tip)

Push fluids, take Guaifenesin, use a humidifier at night, rest voice, ; no whispering. ...See more

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I was diagnosed with croup and later with laryngitis. I think I also have cystic fibrosis. How can I tell the difference between the two?

I was diagnosed with croup and later with laryngitis. I think I also have cystic fibrosis. How can I tell the difference between the two?

Doubtful: If you suspect you have cystic fibrosis and your doctor thinks further testing is warranted they should be able to order specific testing to rule it out. That being said, croup and laryngitis are not typical presentations of cystic fibrosis. CF symptoms usually present much earlier than age 20 yrs. ...Read more

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

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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Laryngitis (Tip)

Rest your voice, increase water intake, and no throat clearing. ...See more

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Test for laryngitis? Really? I know if I have it.

Test for laryngitis? Really? I know if I have it.

Some other issues: Laryngitis often resolves spontaneously - sometimes a physician wants to check for strep or sinus issues or just to verify that there is no airway compromise or abscess seen. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my laryngitis?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my laryngitis?

Primary care is OK: The primary care physician is the usual first stop in the evaluation of laryngitis. Depending on circumstances and/or response to treatment, referral to an ear nose throat doctor or in some cases a gastroenterologist or neurologist may be recommended. ...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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I have nodules&cysts on throat. Can a daterapedrug cause laryngitis? Some1 slipped a GHB on my alcoholic drink 2 & half weeks ago, now voice is all gone

Unlikely now: It sounds like u have been through a traumatic time, both socially and medically. You should have seen a doctor who diagnosed these nodules and cysts, or do so. If u think u were sexually assaulted or even just abused by being given a drug, u should speak to your physician, guardian, close friend or even er doctor. Trying to handle such a serious life event alone can be even more harmful. ...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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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

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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?

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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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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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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How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes? Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?

How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes? Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?

Laryngitis: The major cause of laryngitis is viral infection, but this can also be due to allergic reactions, as can cough. In phoenix you might be concerned with the possibility of coccidiodomycosis (desert fever), and a visit to a local doctor would not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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I think I may have laryngitis, what (non prescribed) drug can I take to get rid of it?

Laryngitis: This is most commonly viral and will clear up on its own with patience. There are no drugs that will cure this. ...Read more

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I noticed a hoarse voice 2 weeks ago that gets worse in conversation and the right side of my throat has a bigger mass than the left side? Laryngitis?

I noticed a hoarse voice 2 weeks ago that gets worse in conversation and the right side of my throat has a bigger mass than the left side? Laryngitis?

Hoarseness: When you are hoarse for 2 weeks or more, we certainly recommend a good laryngeal exam with fiberoptic laryngoscopy or videostroboscopy. It's common to have laryngitis from a cold, allergies, or acid reflux, but you definitely need to get checked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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I have outgrown asthma but now frequently get laryngitis, croup and windpipe infections is there anything I can do?

I have outgrown asthma but now frequently get laryngitis, croup and windpipe infections is there anything I can do?

See below: You may have lingering asthma - try maintenance medications such as inhaled steroid and/or avoiding triggers. Also make sure you get the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Good luck! ...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

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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