- Physical Examination: In most cases, Laryngitis can be diagnosed by a doctor through a clinical examination. Swollen and inflamed vocal cords, temperature, enlarged lymph nodes of the neck may be noted.
- Invasive Procedures – Laryngoscopy: In chronic cases with persisting symptoms of laryngitis, it is advisable to undergo laryngoscopy to rule out other anatomical abnormalities.
Laryngoscopy is an examination procedure that lets your doctor look at the back of your throat, your voice box (larynx) and vocal cords with a scope. The scope used to perform this procedure is called a laryngoscope.
Laboratory Tests :
- CBC – Full Blood Count with differential to exclude bacteria, fungi and virus infection.
- Laryngeal mucosal swab for microbiological analysis.
- Strep Test for bacterial laryngitis