Laryngitis is the inflammation of the vocal cords.
Normally vocal cords open and close slowly and stable to produce sound. When someone has laryngitis, their vocal cords swell
This changes the air movement through he throat. This change in the air flow causes disruption in sound production of the vocal cords. In chronic laryngitis inflammation continues. Vocal cords may strain and swellin in polyposis or nodüle may occur. If your laryngitis illness stays after 2 weeks you should get medical help from your doctor.
These symptoms start suddenly and get more tense over the curse of 2 or 3 days if the symptoms last more than 3 weeks. It ıs possible fort he illness to become chronic. When that happens, these symptoms may also occur; headache, nasal drip, difficulty in swallowing, exhaustion and weakness.
Laryngitis symptoms in children
The symptoms may differ from adults. Aslo known as acute laryngitis, it is a from of upper respitory systme clogginess.
If a child has any of these symptoms down below they should see a doctor.
-difficulty in breathing
-difficulty in swallowing
-fever higher than 39.4 celcius
-these symptoms may also be for epiglottisis disease. It is a tissue inflammation in the trachea or windpipe. Seen both on adults and children. Cautions must be taken since it is dangerous.
Acute latyngitis usually treats itself. You could reduce the symptomwith treatments at home
The drugs that are used for certain situations;
Antibiotics: nearly in all laryngitis cases, an antibiotic does not work because the cause of the illness is usually viral. But if you have a bacterial infection, your doctor may offer an antibiotic.
Corticosteroids: this treatment is used only in situations that require urgent need of a treatment. For example if you need your voice for a vocal presentation. Since the voice reduction is caused by cold, big portion of the treatment consists home rest.
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