Laryngitis is the inflammation of your larynx, or voice box. This throat condition can also be called laryngeal inflammation. It’s only contagious if caused by an infection.
Laryngitis symptoms typically involve:
Causes of laryngitis can include:
When you come to a Riverview Health primary care location, your physician will perform a physical exam to help determine the cause of the laryngitis. If needed, he or she will refer you to an ENT specialist.
Laryngitis can usually be treated at home by resting your voice or speaking softly if needed. Drink plenty of fluids, and avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. If your symptoms haven’t improved in a few weeks, contact your primary care physician for further evaluation.
If your laryngitis is caused by acid reflux or a problem with the way you talk or sing, taking steps to reduce your reflux or change your speaking or singing technique may help.
The professionals at Riverview Health are here to help diagnose and treat your laryngitis quickly, so you can get back to feeling like yourself. Find a doctor near you today and request an appointment by calling 317.565.0515 or by completing an appointment request form.