Laryngitis

What Is Laryngitis?

Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). There are two main types of laryngitis:
Acute laryngitis, where symptoms do not last longer than three weeks.
Chronic laryngitis, where symptoms persist for longer than three weeks.

What Causes Laryngitis?

Infection is the most common cause of acute laryngitis.
Chronic laryngitis can be caused by: cigarette smoke, alcohol misuse, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), where acid leaks back up into the throat, environmental factors, such as dust, fumes and chemicals, and less commonly infections.

What Are the Symptoms of Laryngitis?

•    hoarseness,
•    loss of voice, 
•    sore throat.