Laryngitis

What is laryngitis?

Laryngitis is an inflammatory condition of the lining of the larynx, particularly the vocal cords. This is most often caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It can also be caused cheap oakleys by measles, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), influenza, chemical irritants, allergic reaction and cigarette smoke.

What are the signs and symptoms of laryngitis?

Sign and nfl jerseys china symptoms of laryngitis include:
• hoarseness of the voice;
• raw feeling in the throat;
• an irritating tickling causing the patient to want to clear the throat all the nfl jerseys cheap time;
• pain swallowing;
• fever;
• laziness;
• swelling of the vocal cords; and
• breathing problems.

How is laryngitis diagnosed?

Laryngitis is diagnosed by laryngoscopy.

How is laryngitis treated?

As most cases of laryngitis is caused by a virus, treatment consists in symptomatic treatments only. Frequent steam inhalations with hot water steam helps to alleviate the urge to clear the throat cheap nba jerseys and avoids further irritation of the vocal cords by coughing. Voice rest for 2 or 3 weeks is also very helpful to allow the swelling of the vocal cords to subside. When there is acute or chronic bronchitis present at the same time as laryngitis, then antibiotic therapy would be indicated. Usually a course of amoxicillin or tetracycline for 10 to 14 days might be needed.

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