Laryngitis is inflammation, erythema, and edema of the mucosa of the larynx and/or vocal cords characterized by hoarseness, loss of voice, throat pain, coughing, and often a negative...
Hoarseness, throat “tickle,” dry cough, and rawness (4)
Dysphonia (abnormal-sounding voice)
Constant urge to clear the throat
Regional cervical ...
Limited but good evidence that treatment beyond supportive care is ineffective (4)[A]
Supportive care consists of hydration, voice rest, humidification, and limitation of caffeine (1)[A].
Educate on the importance of voice rest, including whispering.
Provide assistance with smoking cessation.
Help the patient with modification of other predisposing habits or...
Benninger MS, Holy CE, Bryson PC, et al. Prevalence and occupation of patients presenting with dysphonia in the United States. J Voice. 2017;31(5):594–600. [View Abstract on O...
J04.0 Acute laryngitis
J37.0 Chronic laryngitis
J04.2 Acute laryngotracheitis
J05.0 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
464.00 Acute laryngitis without mention of obstruction
476.0 Chronic ...
Laryngitis is usually self-limited and needs only comfort care. Standard treatment is voice rest, hydration, humidification, and limit caffeine intake.
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