Infectious laryngitis is a common illness that is almost always caused by a virus, but can also develop from bacterial respiratory infections. Viral laryngitis is usually a mild illness. The development of severe hoarseness and airway obstruction with respiratory distress, inspiratory stridor and air hunger is unusual.
The primary symptom of laryngitis is a lowered vocal pitch, hoarseness, or even the complete loss of voice. Because the cause of laryngitis is typically viral, antibiotics are typically of no use. If the hoarseness continues beyond 2 weeks, you should see a doctor to rule out other causes.
Don’t talk if you don’t need to, and use a quiet voice if you must. Carrying and using a notepad and pen for writing notes will allow you to experience further rest, and act as a good reminder to talk as little as possible.
Signs, symptoms & indicators of Laryngitis
Having a slight/having a moderate/having a high fever
Conditions that suggest Laryngitis
Absence of laryngitis
Risk factors for Laryngitis
History of laryngitis
Recommendations for Laryngitis
Breathing the vapors or swallowing small amounts may help restore your voice when it has been lost due to overuse.
See the link between Sinusitis and Fibrinolytic Enzymes.
Ferrum Phos 6X works for loss of voice due either to overstraining or simple inflammation, but should be taken as soon as you notice the slightest hoarseness.
Please see the link between Laryngitis and Cell Salt, Ferrum Phos.
Gargle with warm salt water (1/4 teaspoon of salt in 1/2 cup of water).
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Any of a vast group of minute structures composed of a protein coat and a core of DNA and/or RNA that reproduces in the cells of the infected host. Capable of infecting all animals and plants, causing devastating disease in immunocompromised individuals. Viruses are not affected by antibiotics, and are completely dependent upon the cells of the infected host for the ability to reproduce.