What are the types of laryngitis?
Laryngitis can affect people of every age and gender. There are two main types of laryngitis: Acute laryngitis and chronic laryngitis.
Acute Laryngitis Acute viral infection is a mild condition that lasts for a period of 3 to 7 days. There are non-infectious causes and more serious conditions that can present with acute laryngeal symptoms. The most common cause of acute laryngitis is viral upper respiratory infection (URI). It is important to treat the condition before it becomes chronic
Chronic Laryngitis If acute laryngitis is not treated at the right time, then it takes the form of chronic laryngitis. Chronic laryngitis lasts for more than 3 weeks, and causes can include other serious illnesses such as an autoimmune disorder.
Causes of chronic laryngitis can include smoking, infection, acid reflux, excessive alcohol intake, exposure to chemicals and dust that cause irritation
Symptoms of acute laryngitis:
- Dysphonia (hoarseness of the voice)
- Fever (during the first few days of infection)
- Sore throat
- A need to clear the throat frequently
- A cough
Symptoms of chronic laryngitis:
- excess mucus
- a persistent cough
- difficulty swallowing
- the feeling of a lump in the throat
- loss of voice
How long does laryngitis last?
Acute Laryngitis Treatment
For instant relief, take Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets and Flanax Cough Lozenges the most effective combination for treating laryngitis
Chronic Laryngitis Treatment
Take Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets to reduce inflammation of the voice box and Flanax Cough Lozenges to soothe the sore throat. But consult with your doctor first if your condition has lasted longer than 3 weeks.