Laryngitis

I’m struck down with laryngitis !

My voice is almost gone and my throat is a bit sore .

I’ve put together some interesting bits about laryngitis from the medical field and beyond

Laryngitis

Skilful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness and laryngitis.

William Arthur ward

Laryngitis

Is inflammation of the larynx or vocal cords

causes

Usually viral

Bacterial

Overuse

Smoking

Alcohol particularly spirits

Associated with scratchy throat , other upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and signs fever congestion tickle in throat

red flag

Hoarseness more than 4 weeks needs investigation with chest x ray and /or ear nose and throat referral

Home remedies

Rest stop talking

Honey

Lemon

Salt gargles

Humidifier or steam in shower

Ginger

Garlic anti viral

Zinc lozenges anti viral

Avoid irritants

Having suffered with sore throats for so long last year and with my ongoing neck pain , I thought I might look outside the medical model for my own curiosities..

Other school of thought ,interestingly says laryngitis is

related to fear of speaking up , resentment of authority , or being so angry you can’t speak !,

What do you think ?

You should always attend your own doctor with any medical problem for advice because every situation is different

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