• Laryngitis Symptoms

Symptoms

In acute cases of Laryngitis, patient may present with the following symptoms of laryngitis:

  • Fever
  • Flu like symptoms – Runny Nose, Sneezing, Malaise
  • Constant need to clear the throat
  • Sore Throat, tickling and rawness in throat.
  • Hoarseness of Voice , Sudden Aphonia or complete loss of voice
  • Odynophonia (Pain on speaking)
  • Odynophagia (Pain on Swallowing)
  • Dyspnoea or Respiratory Distress
  • Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes mainly in neck region.

In chronic laryngitis,

  • Persistent Hoarseness lasting for more than 3 weeks duration
  • Chronic dry cough with raw sensation and tickling
  • Laryngitis due to acid reflux can have associated gastric symptoms
  • Change in the quality and pitch of voice gradually
  • Dysphagia

Symptoms of laryngitis present for more than 3 weeks need to be diagnostically evaluated.

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