Laryngitis – Treatments and Possible Complications

Laryngitis [1] is an inflammation of the mucosa of the larynx and voice box. It is also infectious in nature and can be transmitted in this situation. Non-infectious causes may also cause laryngitis. The disease is marked by deepening of the voice or loss of voice, sore throat, dry cough, acute airway obstruction – croup – may occur in children. Laryngitis can be acute or chronic, lasting more than 3 weeks. If chronic, it is usually associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), smoking, and inhalation of polluted air. As a result, nodules or polyps form on the vocal cords.

Laryngitis is treated on an outpatient basis. Patients with a high rimedicinesk of complications are hospitalized, in particular, croup, children under 1 year old, patients with purulent forms and for surgical treatment. Treatment methods for of the disease are varied, and if its symptoms appear, you should consult an ENT doctor.

Home Remedies [2]

Herbal is effective in combination with medicines when it is necessary to relieve acute symptoms of inflammation. The most popular folk remedies for laryngitis include: hot foot bath with mustard powder at night; gargling with extracts of chamomile, calendula, plantain, sage, oak bark; a mixture of milk and mineral water with the addition of honey and butter.

For laryngitis [3], it is useful to use humidifiers, as well as steam inhalation with essential oils of eucalyptus or coniferous trees. Regular rinses with baking soda and table salt are helpful. You need to take more fluids. It can be pure water, green tea, black tea with lemon, fruit drinks, and compotes.

The speech mode needs to be changed. During an exacerbation, it is recommended to observe vocal rest – to avoid screaming, loud speech, and also whispering. It is best to talk as little as possible. It is recommended to quit smoking and drinking alcohol, do not eat spicy, salty, too hot or cold food. To alleviate symptoms, you can use Halls, Eucalyptus-M, Doctor Mom, Falimint, Travisil and others lozenges.