Laryngitis is the medical term for inflammation and swelling of the larynx, which is also known as the voice box. Most of the causes of laryngitis, such as common viruses infections or using your voice too much, are not serious. A few causes, however, require medical attention and can be cause for concern such as laryngeal cancer. As such, when laryngitis persists, be aware that this may indicate a more significant medical problem.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/9/2012
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