Laryngitis is a mild and self limiting illness which usually subsides on its own and with proper medication.
- In Acute laryngitis is self limiting, hence complications of Laryngitis are very rare.
- Damage to the vocal cords if the patient does not take rest or proper treatment on time.
- In rare cases, severe forms of laryngitis like croup and epiglottitis can occur in infants and children leading to respiratory distress and requires immediate intervention.
- Respiratory Tract Infections: Laryngitis infection in certain cases can spread to lower respiratory tract leading to parenchymal diseases like Pneumonia.
- Laryngeal Cancer: Although there is no direct association linked to laryngitis and carcinoma of larynx, prolong hoarseness needs to be evaluated to rule out polyps or tumors.
- Dysphonia – Prolonged strain of voice or over use can lead to impairment and alteration in voice quality which can be temporary or permanent.