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Laryngitis Topic Guide

Laryngitis Laryngitis: Laryngitis means inflammation or swelling of the voice box (larynx). Laryngitis can be caused by overusing the voice, bacterial or fungal, infections, or infections like TB or syphilis. Laryngitis is contagious if it is caused by viral or bacterial infections. Common symptoms of laryngitis include:

  • hoarseness,
  • a feeling of tickling in the throat,
  • fever,
  • cough,
  • congestion, or
  • clearing the throat often.

Some home remedies may be effective for treating laryngitis. If laryngitis does not resolve after a couple of weeks, medical care should be sought.

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