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When to Seek Medical Care for Laryngitis
When to call the doctor
Sometimes laryngitis may be more serious and may indicate laryngeal cancer. Several symptoms should cause a person to see a doctor:
Children are different than adults because they are more likely to become infected with different microbes, and potentially may be contagious depending on the infecting organism.
When to go to the hospital
Some situations can be life threatening, and you must not delay seeing a doctor. Go to a hospital's emergency department or call 911 if you experience any of the following.
If a child is drooling, has a whistling noise in his or her throat when breathing, or has any trouble breathing at all, then the child needs to go to the hospital.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016
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