Laryngitis is defined as an inflammation of the voice box (larynx). Allergies, bacterial infections, and viruses often cause laryngitis. Though laryngitis can go away on its own, chronic laryngitis may require professional attention, and even surgery.
Frequent laryngitis, vocal fold paralysis (also known as vocal cord paralysis), presbylaryngeus (the “bowed,” or “aging” voice), and polyps, nodules, cysts, and granulomas can cause a variety of symptoms that affect the voice, with hoarseness being the most common symptom of all voice problems.
Frequent sore throats (as a result of normal speaking), chronic coughs, and repeated throat clearing are the most common symptoms of voice disorders. Our ear, nose, and throat doctors treat these conditions using a number of different behavioral, pharmaceutical, surgical, and medical management option, depending on the results of your diagnosis and evaluation.
If you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms of laryngitis, please call our practice today. Offering effective and comprehensive service is just one important aspect of our patient-centered approach to ear, nose, and throat care.