How Do You Treat Laryngitis?


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Yooti Bhansali Profile
Yooti Bhansali answered
Laryngitis is that condition in which the larynx or the voice box gets inflamed and causes one to talk in a hoarse voice which hurts the throat, or causes one to lose hi voice completely for that period of time. The larynx constitutes of the vocal chords which, when get an infection, swell up and cause the above mentioned conditions.

Laryngitis is an infection which affects the upper respiratory order and in most cases goes away by itself, without any remedies. But her are a few tips by which you can make it less painful and heal faster:

Antibiotics cannot really cure a virus, the best option would be to consult your doctor and find out what medicine you can take. Also, if you are a smoker, it would help if you refrained from smoking. You can also make use of a humidifier to get rid of that scratchy sensation.
Daisy Sarma Profile
Daisy Sarma answered
If you have a mild form of laryngitis, you can do certain things right at home to treat it. If you have a fever, runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, in short symptoms that indicate the presence of a virus, you can drink lot of fluids, and also use acetaminophen or ibuprofen to feel better. Another step you can do yourself at home is steam inhalation. This has been known to provide relief to a lot of people. If the condition is serious, you must get proper medical help. The treatment options a doctor would give consist of the home treatment mentioned above. Besides these, he could prescribe a steroid injection or prescription, and also a course of antibiotics if the causal factor is determined to be bacteria. In case of severe laryngitis, the doctor might place you under observation, which would require you to be admitted to a medical facility. In case there are chances of your air tracts shutting down, you would have to be admitted into the hospital immediately. Sometimes it might require intubation (placing a tube in your throat to enable normal breathing, along with intravenously supplied antibiotics and steroids.

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