Monday, July 28, 2008

Understanding Laryngitis

Harry Belafonte singing, 1954Image via Wikipedia Laryngitis or hoariness is common to be link with cold and flu and other infection in throat, its also link to swelling of our voice box, tonsillitis, sinusitis, are common cause of laryngitis. It can be the effects of complication from bronchitis, pulmonary infection, flu, measles and other infections.

The worst case of laryngitis is called croup, this is when too much swelling of air passage together with hard cough and hard to breath. this kind of laryngitis is commonly seen in children. Laryngitis that are hard to cure are cause of too much drinking of alcohol, and too much smoking, people with laryngitis are commonly experience changes on their voice, ticklish feeling on their throat and the feeling that there is something in his throat that irritates him.

People with laryngitis must apply hot compress to lower part of the neck try to replace it every eight hours. Medicated steam inhalations can also help in this kind of disorder. Important thing is to drink loads of fluids(small amounts, more frequently) even though the throat might hurt to maintain hydration to prevent tiredness. Over the counter painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen can help with pain.Sleep up on a couple pillows, to keep the swelling down also. If you have a cool mist vaporizer, use it during the night while you sleep. If not, place some pots of water around your room, close to the heat vents, to help moisten the air in your room. You really should rest your voice a couple more days, and that means little talking.Resting the voice (not singing or shouting) might help to shorten symptoms There is no evidence that use of vitamins, aspirin gargles or sprays help in any way. The bottom line is - time is the healer!If Laryngitis is cause of tumor in the vocal chords in can be prevent by surgery.


Ken said...

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