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What is Laryngitis?

Acute laryngitis is inflammation of the voice box (larynx) caused by a viral infection or overuse.

Help for Laryngitis at Bronson

If laryngitis is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Symptoms of Laryngitis

Common symptoms of acute laryngitis are:

  • Sore throat
  • Weak voice
  • Loss of voice
  • Dry throat/cough
  • Hoarseness when speaking

Common Causes of Laryngitis

Acute laryngitis is a common condition typically caused by a viral infection or from overuse of the voice box and can last several days or weeks. Laryngitis caused by a viral infection is transmitted through direct person-to-person contact.

Common Causes of Acute Laryngitis

  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Overuse or vocal cord strain

Common Causes of Chronic Laryngitis

  • Acid reflux
  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Frequent sinus infections

Prevention of Laryngitis

Laryngitis is can be contagious and spread from person to person. To prevent getting and passing laryngitis, consider following the tips below:

Prevent Getting Laryngitis

  • Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Rest your vocal cords

Prevent Passing Laryngitis

  • Avoid contact with others while you are sick and contagious

Laryngitis Treatment

Most cases of acute laryngitis will resolve on their own with self-care. 

Types of Treatment

Several treatments can help you alleviate and manage your discomfort.

  • If you are confirmed to have laryngitis, your provider may prescribe antibiotics or other medications 
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers and medications
  • Gargle warm water
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Rest your vocal cords
  • Avoid decongestants that may cause throat dryness

If your symptoms continue or worsen, call your doctor.

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Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.

Scheduled Video Visit

Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.

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Walk-in care for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to walk-in, dial 911 for emergency assistance.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.