Laryngitis is a condition of inflammation and irritation of the larynx (voice box). Since the voice box contains the vocal chords, laryngitis often results in a hoarse voice or a complete loss of voice temporarily. Most of the time, laryngitis is caused due to a viral infection or due to strain on the vocal chords. The condition is classified as acute if it lasts for three weeks or less and chronic if it lasts longer than three weeks.
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|Antibiotics: Antibiotics treat laryngitis that is caused by a bacterial infection and not a viral infection.|
|Antacids: Anti-acid medication may be given if your symptoms are caused by acid made in the stomach.|
|Anti-fungal medicine: These medicines are prescribed when the laryngitis is caused by fungal infection.|
|Painkillers: Painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen are often found to be helpful to lessen the symptoms of pain, fever and inflammation.|
The symptoms of Laryngitis usually clear within a couple of weeks, and all that is required by the patient is to give the voice rest and drink plenty of fluids. However, if these symptoms persist, a visit to the doctor is recommended. Here are some common symptoms of laryngitis:
However, it must be noted that not all the laryngitis symptoms are present at the same time. Some people will experience fewer symptoms than others and vice versa.
Although there are plenty of causes behind Laryngitis, most of the times the condition starts with one of the following causes:
The diagnosis of Laryngitis is usually done by a physical examination of your vocal chords (voice box) in the following ways:
Upon diagnosis, laryngitis can be classified as acute or chronic, and the medication and treatment begins. Also, the diagnosis is helpful to rule out other complications like abnormal growth on the vocal chord or any spreading of the infection.
Laryngitis usually lasts for a week and gets better on its own. Home remedies like drinking enough fluids and resting of the vocal chords often prove beneficial. Below you will find some of the typical treatments of laryngitis.
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