What Is The Cure For Laryngitis?

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Good afternoon, I have been 9 months since my laryngitis has not healed even though I am diligently going to the ENT doctor (every month). The doctor said that the doctor did not need surgery because it was only a little red. I just have to keep control if it’s not healed. But until now, how come I don’t get healed even though I don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, don’t eat spicy, drink at least 3 bottles of aqua a day, don’t talk much for 1 month. Maybe a solution could be helped. Thanks

1 Answer:

Hi Agus,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

In the neck there is an organ that functions to produce sound, called the larynx (voice box). As a result of excessive use, irritation, or infection, the larynx can become inflamed, also known as laryngitis. This condition can make the sufferer experience hoarseness, loss of voice, discomfort in the throat (for example, tingling, itching, roughness, pain, dryness), to coughing. Laryngitis can occur acutely or chronically (it does not heal for a long time).

If your laryngitis does not heal until more than 3 weeks after receiving treatment, then you can be classified as having chronic laryngitis. This condition is often triggered by:

Damage to the vocal cords, for example due to: Inhalation of irritating substances, for example chemical fumes, allergens, cigarettes Reflux (back flow) of stomach acid (for example in people with GERD or LPR) Chronic sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus cavities) Excessive alcohol consumption Smoking Use of vocal cords Excessive, for example singers or cheerleaders Bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections Malignancy around the larynx (cancer) Paralysis of the vocal cords, for example due to neck injuries, strokes, lung tumors Aging If you feel there is absolutely no improvement due to your condition even though have repeatedly undergone treatment, then you can check yourself back into an ENT specialist so that more in-depth observation can be done. You can also ask for a second opinion regarding the best treatment that can be done by going to another doctor. In some cases, the diagnosis of the cause of chronic laryngitis can be confirmed through laryngoscopy and / or biopsy.

The natural treatment efforts that you have been taking so far are actually right, namely by limiting talking too much, drinking more fluids to prevent dehydration, and not smoking or consuming alcohol. Also do the following tips so that the symptoms of laryngitis get better:

Use an air humidifier to increase the humidity in the environment you live in. Increase your gargle with salt water or chew sugar-free gum to help make your throat more comfortable Avoid using decongestants Avoid whispering. Eat nutritious foods, rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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