Laryngitis is a common condition which affects the larynx (voice box). It affects people of all ages but is more common in children. Laryngitis is more common in seasons when viral infections occur i.e. especially during late fall, winter, and early spring. In most cases it is a mild infection which is inconvenient and can be uncomfortable, and is rarely serious.
Consult a doctor for laryngitis if you have one or more of the following problems suggestive of some serious medical problem:
When to seek urgent medical care
Children are more likely than adults to develop severe infection and complication. Seek urgent medical care for a child if;
Who to consult
Some health professionals who can be consulted for laryngitis include:
Symptoms of acute laryngitis begin suddenly. Hoarseness or change of voice is the most common symptom.read more
Acute laryngitis starts all of a sudden and lasts no more than 2 weeks. Most cases with chronic symptoms improve with appropriate treatment.read more