Changes In Voice When Suffering From Laryngitis?
I want to ask, I have laryngitis for 2 years, I haven’t been able to control the doctor, and when I speak, my voice isn’t like before before laryngitis, can my voice return to normal? How do I treat it, do I have to control because I have 2 months of control at all
Good evening, thanks for the question
Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Laryngitis is also a result of excessive use of sound, exposure to pollutants, or infection of the vocal cords. Gastric acid reflux, bronchitis, and pulmonary parenchymal infections can also cause laryngitis.
Chronic laryngitis can occur after recurrent acute laryngitis that has occurred> 3 weeks. Chronic laryngitis can be caused by chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, smoking, exposure to irritants that are constant, and excessive alcohol consumption. Signs of chronic laryngitis are insignificant throat pain, hoarseness, and swelling of the larynx on examination.
In general, laryngitis treatment that can be done at home such as:
- Vocal rest
- Voice rehabilitation, if needed
- Increase fluid intake
- Maintain endurance by consuming nutritious eating and regular exercise
- Avoid foods that irritate or increase stomach acid
- Stop smoking
Specific treatment depends on the underlying cause of chronic laryngitis. Giving antibiotics is done if there is inflammation from the lungs, Proton Pump Inhibitors in laryngitis caused by gastric acid reflux, corticosteroids can be given if laryngitis is severe, or anti-tuberculosis drugs in tuberculosis laryngitis.
Consult again with an ENT specialist to evaluate your current condition.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah