Disease pathophysiology: Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection. . It causes hoarse voice or temporary complete loss of the voice because of irritation to the vocal folds (vocal cords). Dysphonia is the medical term for a vocal disorder, of which laryngitis is one cause. Laryngitis can be short-term or long-lasting (chronic). Most of the time, it comes on quickly and lasts no more than 2 weeks.
Laryngitis can be caused by following reasons Colds or the flu. This is the most common cause, Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Overuse of your voice, such as cheering at a sports event, Irritation, such as from allergies or smoke, etc. Treatment: The cause of laryngitis is typically a viral infection, and not bacterial, antibiotics usually won't help. If there's an urgent need for immediate treatment. Laryngitis can be treated by giving antibiotics and corticosteroids. It can also be treated by resting our voice, drinking lots of liquid, sucking of lozenges and breathing humidified air. The techniques that are used to diagnose laryngitis are laryngoscopy and biopsy.
Statistics: There were 30 males and 40 females. Mean age was 36 ± 12 years. Dust mite (83%), house dust mite (55%), and grass pollen (40%) were the commonest allergens, and 23 patients did not react to common allergens. Mean VHI score was 23.7 ± 20.1 in patients with ≥ 4 allergens, 10.8 ± 21.3 in patients with fewer than 4 allergies, and 7.8 ± 8.5 in non-allergics (P = 0.044; analysis of variance). Nine VHI questions best discriminated between allergic and non-allergic patients (P < 0.05), and the combined VHI-9 score had a ROC area under the curve of 0.85.