People who suffer from laryngitis either experience chronic or acute symptoms. Chronic laryngitis is more severe, as it is long term, whereas acute is short term. In general, it occurs when the vocal cords or voice box become inflamed due to overuse or infection, but chronic laryngitis is caused by environmental factors. Other things that can cause laryngitis are sinus infections, acid reflux, smoking, and more.
Symptoms of chronic and acute laryngitis are similar, but chronic symptoms are more persistent. These include a weakened voice, a dry throat and cough, minor throat irritation, and a potential loss of voice. If your infant or child has symptoms of laryngitis, it could possibly be croup, a much more serious form of laryngitis. They will experience extra symptoms, such as troubles swallowing and breathing, extra saliva, a high fever, and a heavy cough.
Before using our services, make sure to perform a visual check of your throat or have someone check for you. If the back of your throat looks irritated or red, or if they notice any swelling, you could have laryngitis. Your voice box will show lesions as well.
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