Acute laryngitis

What is Acute laryngitis?

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. It causes hoarse voice or temporary complete loss of the voice because of irritation to the vocal folds (vocal cords). Dysphonia is the medical term for a vocal disorder, of which laryngitis is one cause.

Laryngitis is categorised as acute if it lasts less than three weeks. Otherwise it is categorised as chronic, and may last over three weeks. The chronic form occurs mostly in middle age and is much more common in men than women.

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I have tightness in my chest and a dry cough. Was diagnosis with acute bronchitis and acute laryngitis 3 weeks ago. Now I am feeling tightness in...

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Hi
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Chest tightness and dry cough are suggestive of asthma for which you need to have a spirometry with bronchodialator...

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I am m/37. Healthy. no cigarettes or alcohol. Started developing a cold LAst Friday. On Saturday, I was teaching a course, and spoke for...

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Need a laryngoscopic examination

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Thank you for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your...

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My name is Priscilla and since last thursday i have lost voice. when i do try to talk i have to force it to be heard and when i dont it just comes...

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Since you have lost your voice secondary to infection we will go with a diagnosis of acute laryngitis with upper...

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