Last Updated on Jul 08, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for laryngitis?

A family physician will check the symptoms and will take a swab if necessary

2. How long does laryngitis last?

Acute laryngitis is mild and lasts for 2 weeks. It usually resolves itself by 2 weeks. Chronic laryngitis, on the other hand, is present for weeks or months.

3. Do viruses or bacterial infections cause laryngitis?

Laryngitis is caused by different factors. Viruses and bacteria, both, can cause swelling of the larynx or laryngitis.

4. What are the complications of laryngitis, which are observed in children?

Laryngitis in children can cause inflammation of the flap (epiglottis) at the back of the tongue. This condition is called epiglottitis, and children experience trouble breathing.

In addition, in some children, laryngitis can cause a barking sound when they cough. This condition is called croup.

5. What is reflux laryngitis?

It is a type of laryngitis that is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease.

6. What is primary laryngeal aspergillosis?

It is a rare form of fungal laryngitis that is observed mainly in asthmatic individuals whose immune system is compromised.

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