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Conditions We Treat: Laryngitis

Inflammation of the vocal cords can alter the way the vocal cords come together and vibrate, causing voice changes. Voice change caused by laryngitis, or voice box inflammation, can be accompanied by constant throat pain or pain with talking or swallowing.

Laryngitis: What You Need to Know

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  • Laryngitis can be caused by a number of factors including a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, voice overuse, inhaled irritants, environmental factors, autoimmune disorders, amyloidosis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux.
  • Treatment options depend on the cause of laryngitis. The options include clearing an infection, voice therapy, avoiding irritants and surgery.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Laryngitis?

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Rely on the expertise of our physicians to treat laryngitis.

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Our Patient Education


Dr. Lee Akst, Director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center, answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

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