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Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal cords. Most commonly, acute laryngitis is caused by an infection that inflames the vocal cords. In infants...
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Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) that causes the sound of the voice to change. When it lasts more than two weeks it is...
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The larynx is the voice box that allows us to speak, shout, whisper, and sing. The larynx consists of a cartilage skeleton that houses the vocal...
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As with any other structure in the body that gets inflamed, rest is the key to recovery. For laryngitis, that means limiting the amount of talking...
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In some patients it appears clear that laryngeal symptoms -- hoarseness, cough, sore throat -- are due to reflux, for example, in patients with...
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Heartburn is the most common symptom associated with reflux. Approximately 50% of the U.S. population experiences heartburn at least monthly, and 4%...
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The health care practitioner can often diagnose laryngitis quickly at the doctor's office. The history of upper respiratory tract infection...
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Hoarseness and loss of voice are the primary symptoms of laryngitis. If the cause of laryngitis is infectious, patients most often will also present...
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It can be. Inflammation of the larynx (laryngitis) can be part of an upper respiratory tract infection. Most of these are due to infection by a...
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Most respiratory infections and colds are contagious, and the same is true for laryngitis, if it is caused by an infection. It is most commonly a...
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In most patients, the presumptive diagnosis of reflux laryngitis is based on the typical history of heartburn and hoarseness. Testing usually is...
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Often laryngitis that is caused by a cold or flu virus will resolve within 2 weeks. It's great that you quit smoking.There are...
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You will not permanently damage your vocal cords by trying to talk, but it may take you longer to get better since talking does result in additional...
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That depends on the CAUSE of your bronchitis and laryngitis (most are viral), how long you have had it, the type of medication you may or may not be...