Laryngitis is swelling and Inflammation of Larynx (voice box) leading to hoarseness or complete loss of voice.
Laryngitis is mainly of two types:
Most cases of acute laryngitis are self - limiting and usually go away in a few days with rest to voice and therapeutic measures.
Chronic laryngitis improves within a week provided if you give rest to your voice.
The larynx, also referred to as the voice box, is the area of the throat that is home to the vocal cords - two small folds of mucous membrane covering cartilage and muscle that produce the voice by vibrating. The larynx is used in the processes of breathing, swallowing and talking.
The larynx has three main functions:
- When you breathe in, larynx is a pathway that carries air from nose, mouth to windpipe and then lungs.
- Larynx closes when a person swallows food or water preventing it from going down to windpipe.
- When air passes through the larynx, the vocal cords vibrate and help in producing voice.
Laryngitis is caused due to common cold or overstraining of voice. It is also common in singers, actors, and people working in noisy area who have to strain their voice to be heard, teachers and customer care service operators.
Homeopathy boosts the immune system and helps the body to bring about a natural healing especially in cases of viral infection where antibiotics are in vain.