Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination that will include a laryngoscopy on your vocal cords, as well as taking a tissue biopsy to rule out the suspicion of any underlying condition.
The treatment to be followed in acute laryngitis consists of anti-inflammatories, painkillers, and antibiotics (in case of bacterial infection), with the recommendations to drink plenty of fluids, avoid talking as much as possible, stop smoking and consuming alcohol.
When it comes to chronic cases, in addition to controlling the symptoms, treatment focuses on attacking the direct cause of laryngitis.
How to prevent it
- Do not smoke or passively expose yourself to tobacco smoke.
- Reduce your alcohol and coffee intake.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid acidic or highly seasoned foods.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Do not expose yourself to drastic temperature changes, constantly perform hand hygiene, and do not go near people with respiratory infections.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.