What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Laryngitis?

Q:
What are the risk factors and symptoms of laryngitis?

A:
Risk factors for laryngitis include:

  • Having a respiratory infection, such as a cold, bronchitis or sinusitis
  • Exposure to irritating substances, such as cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol intake, stomach acid or
  • workplace chemicals
  • Overusing your voice, by speaking too much, speaking too loudly, shouting or singing

Laryngitis is often related to another illness, such as a cold, flu, or bronchitis. Symptoms include:

  • Sore throat
  • A constant urge to clear your throat
  • A dry cough
  • A low-grade fever
  • Hoarseness
  • Swollen glands
  • Trouble speaking
* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.