What is the larynx (voice box)? The larynx or 'voice box’ is in our throat, due to which we are able to speak. The larynx in sputum is present tone strings (Vocal cords) capped. The muscles located inside the larynx control the size and stretch of the vocal condo, due to which we are able to speak or sing loudly and slowly. Any change in the air reaching the vocal condo affects our voice and sound.
The larynx is located where the mouth and the trachea (trachea: where air enters the lungs) connect to each other. At this place, them is a flap-like organ, which is called the epiglottis. Its function is to prevent food and saliva from entering the larynx while swallowing.
What is Laryngitis?
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box) caused by overuse or infection. Inside the larynx are your vocal cords, the vibrations of which open and close to create sound. In laryngitis, your vocal cords become inflamed, causing changes in voice. Sometimes it becomes almost difficult to even recognize the voice.
Causes of laryngitis include upper respiratory tract infection, the common cold , overuse of the vocal cords due to speaking, singing or shouting, gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ), smoking or exposure to polluted air.
The most common symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, hoarseness, and sore throat . In adults, laryngitis can cause dryness and sore throat, pain with swallowing, and swelling of the throat or neck. If laryngitis is caused by an infection, the infected person may also have symptoms of fever. Swollen lymph nodes (lymph glands). Laryngitis in infants or children includes a strange-sounding cough and fever.
Laryngitis can usually be treated with natural and home remedies by relaxing the voice, increasing the humidity in the air, and relieving symptoms. Consult a doctor if symptoms of laryngitis last for more than three weeks or if they recur. Laryngitis caused by GERD can also lead to pneumonia , chronic bronchitis, and laryngitis .
What are the signs and symptoms of laryngitis?
In adults, hoarseness, hoarseness, and sore throat are the primary symptoms of laryngitis. In infants and children, laryngitis is often accompanied by inflammation of the trachea and bronchial tubes, which is called 'croup". This swelling causes am to pass through the upper airway with difficulty, which can lead to a strange-sounding cough or whooping cough.
Symptoms of Laryngitis in adults
If the cause Laryngitis is contagious, so affected individuals viral infections are the symptoms -
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection or cold
Swollen lymph nodes (lymph glands) located in the neck
Pain in swallowing o swelling in the threaten neck
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