LARYNGITISWhat is it?Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal chords.Symptoms: Hoarseness or loss of voice, sore throat, dry, irritating cough and mild fever.Causes: Viral or bacterial infection, smoking, heavy drinking, chronic bronchitis or sinusitis, repeated overuse of the voice, for example shouting or singing, exposure to dust or irritants.Treatment in the home: Do not smoke or drink alcohol, rest your voice as mush as possible, drink plenty of fluids, take aspirin or paracetamol to relieve cold-like symptoms.When to consult a doctor: Recurrent or persistent loss of voice.What the doctor may do:

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