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It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Read more about diagnosing laryngitis. In these cases, most of the symptoms usually pass within a week. This is known as acute laryngitis. Laryngitis can occasionally have other causes, such as smoking, alcohol misuse or an allergic reaction , and the symptoms can last much longer.
This is known as chronic laryngitis. Read more about the causes of laryngitis. Most cases of laryngitis get better without treatment within a week. To help your vocal cords heal, it's important not to smoke, to avoid smoky environments, drink plenty of fluids particularly water and try to rest your voice as much as possible.
In some cases, it may be possible to treat the underlying cause of laryngitis. For example, if the symptoms are caused by an allergic reaction, you may be able avoid the substance you're allergic to, or take medication to help control your body's response to the substance. Read more about treating laryngitis.
As laryngitis is often caused by a common viral infection, such as a cold or flu, it's not always possible to prevent it. Laryngitis occurs when the larynx voice box becomes irritated and swollen. It's usually caused by an infection or damage to the larynx. Viral infections such as a cold or flu are the most common type of infection associated with acute laryngitis.
People with weakened immune systems, caused by conditions such as HIV or as a result of chemotherapy or steroid medication , are thought to be most at risk from fungal laryngitis. Laryngitis is also often caused by straining your voice, such as speaking or singing for long periods or shouting and singing loudly. Straining your voice can cause your vocal cords to vibrate at a faster rate than they should.
This excessive vibration can damage the surface of your vocal cords, causing them to become inflamed. Laryngitis often gets better without treatment, so you don't usually need to see your GP unless you have particularly severe or long-lasting symptoms.
If you see your GP with laryngitis, they'll discuss with you what could be causing the condition, including:. Your GP may refer you for blood tests and take a throat swab using a small cotton bud on a plastic shaft. This is to check for a possible viral, bacterial or fungal infection. If your GP thinks you need to see a specialist, they may refer you to an ear, nose and throat ENT specialist for some of the tests described below.
A laryngoscopy is a test that involves examining your larynx using a thin tube containing a camera and light source endoscope , which can be passed into your throat through either your nose or mouth. This test allows your doctor to assess any damage to your larynx. Laryngoscopies carried out through the nose are not painful, but it can be uncomfortable and the tube may trigger your gag reflex, which can make you feel like you want to be sick it's highly unlikely that you actually will be sick.
Local anaesthetic can be used to numb your nose and throat, which should help reduce these feelings. If you're having persistent problems with your voice, you might be asked to talk or sing while your larynx is examined. This may help your doctor determine why you're having problems with your voice.
For laryngoscopies carried out through the mouth, general anaesthetic is used. This means you'll be asleep during the examination. You can often go home on the day you have this procedure, although an overnight stay in hospital is sometimes recommended. Your ENT specialist may also want to make sure your symptoms aren't the result of laryngeal cancer. Alcohol and tobacco are the two main things that can increase your risk of developing laryngeal cancer.
The more you drink or smoke, the higher your risk of developing laryngeal cancer. Laryngeal cancer is uncommon, but it's important to confirm it or rule it out quickly because the sooner laryngeal cancer is diagnosed, the more effective treatment will be.
In most cases, laryngitis gets better within a week without treatment. See your GP if your symptoms are severe or haven't improved after two weeks. Vocal therapy is a type of speech and language therapy that involves studying how you use your voice and how this may contribute to your symptoms. You may be given information and advice about any changes you can make or voice exercises you can do to prevent further damage to your larynx.
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My 75 year old mother recently moved to my town so that I could help her financially, etc. I have become very concerned about the amount of excederine, prilosec, nasal spray, aleve, and other antacid medicines that she takes. She has a history of bleeding ulcers, she smokes about 2 packs of cigarettes a week, high blood pressure, and other ailments of old age.
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You would not want anything that dries out the lungs and you certainly don't want any inhalers that you can buy OTC but the mucous thinners are OK. Nothing else really would be good for you. This should be taken empty stomach in the morning.
Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Be cautious about taking over the counter cures, get professional advice.
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Throat swabs were performed before treatment and at 14 days. Adjuvant prednisone therapy in pharyngitis: a randomised controlled trial from general practice. Br J Gen Pract ; The patients assigned to placebo were similar to patients in the treatment group in all important variables. The mean age was 34 years, and the mean initial pain score was between 7 and 8.
All 79 patients completed follow-up. Pain scores were significantly lower in the treatment group after 12 and 24 hours but not thereafter see accompanying table. Fifty-seven percent of patients in the treatment group were pain free at 48 hours compared with 33 percent in the placebo group. The number of patients reporting recurrence within two weeks showed no statistically significant difference in the two groups.
Significantly more patients who took steroids for two days achieved symptom relief than patients who took steroids for one day. The authors conclude that short-acting adjuvant steroid therapy significantly relieved symptoms of acute painful pharyngitis with no apparent adverse effects. Already a member or subscriber? Log in. Kiderman A, et al. Br J Gen Pract. March ; This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference.
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For laryngitis, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. This content does not have an English version. This content does not have an Arabic version. Diagnosis The most common sign of laryngitis is hoarseness. More Information Needle biopsy. Request an Appointment at Mayo Clinic. Share on: Facebook Twitter.
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