What is laryngitis?
The most common sign of laryngitis is hoarseness. Changes in patient’s voice can vary with the degree of infection or irritation, ranging from mild hoarseness to almost total loss of voice.
If patient is having chronic hoarseness, ENT doctors may review medical history and symptoms. He or she may want to listen to patient’s voice and examine the vocal cords.
The following techniques are used to help diagnose laryngitis:
Acute laryngitis often gets better on its own within a week or so. Some self-care measures such as: voice rest, drinking fluids and humidifying air, also can help improve symptoms. Patients may be prescribed humidifiers to keep the air throughout your home or office moist. Or are advised to Inhale steam from a bowl of hot water or a hot shower.
You may also have voice therapy to learn to control routines that worsen patients’ voice.
In some cases, surgeries are recommended