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An Overview of Laryngitis

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Dr. Frank Brettschneider practices at Port Huron ENT in Port Huron, Michigan. There, Dr. Frank Brettschneider helps individuals with a variety of health issues of the ear, nose, and throat, such as laryngitis.

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An Overview of Laryngitis

  1. 1. Frank Brettschneider
  2. 2.  Dr. Frank Brettschneider practices at Port Huron ENT in Port Huron, Michigan. There, Dr. Frank Brettschneider helps individuals with a variety of health issues of the ear, nose, and throat, such as laryngitis. When a person develops laryngitis, the area around the voice box swells up. This affects the vocal cords, and the person is unable to speak normally. For instance, he or she might have to whisper when talking to someone, or his or her voice may sound unusually raspy. In many cases, a cold causes the condition. However, other possible causes of laryngitis include acid reflux and straining of the voice by yelling for prolonged periods at an event such as a concert.
  3. 3.  Depending on the cause of laryngitis, the condition can either last a short period of time or be an ongoing problem. Whatever the cause of the inflammation of the larynx, the person should take care to rest his or her voice and avoid worsening the problem by speaking more than necessary. The use of a humidifier to increase the amount of moisture in the air can provide some relief, as can consuming more fluids and gargling with a saltwater solution. A doctor can provide more information on remedies and a treatment plan after evaluating the individual’s unique case.

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