LARYNGITIS
Description


 
  Symptoms
Breathing - difficulty        Chest - lymph glands swollen Cough
Dizziness Face - lymph glands swollen Fatigue/exhaustion
Fever Head - ache Neck - lymph glands swollen
Nose - runny Swallowing - difficulty Throat - discomfort
Throat - sore Voice - breathy Voice - hoarse
Voice - loss Voice - raspy Voice - sound changes
  Description
Laryngitis is swelling and irritation of the larynx, which is also known as the voice box and is usually associated with hoarseness or loss of voice. A few causes, however, require medical attention.

Several forms of laryngitis occur in children that can lead to dangerous or fatal respiratory blockage.

Laryngitis is categorized in two forms:

• Acute: lasting only a few days.

• Chronic: persisting over a period of weeks or months and may be caused by excessive alcohol, smoking, or constant exposure to dust or chemical irritants.

Most cases of laryngitis are triggered by temporary viral infection or vocal strain and are not serious. However, it may also be caused by allergies, bacterial infection or other diseases.
   Diagnosis
Laryngitis can be diagnosed with physical examination, including a laryngoscopy. However, cases of chronic laryngitis lasting more than 4 weeks may need additional tests. Biopsy and imaging test (CT or MRI) can be recommended.
  More information:
Laryngitis Treatment
Laryngitis Healthcare Centers
 

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