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Throat FAQ

What causes laryngitis?

Swelling of the vocal cords prevents them from coming together properly which makes a change in the voice. Acute laryngitis usually occurs due to swelling of the vocal cords from a common cold, upper respiratory tract viral infection, or irritation caused by excessive voice use such as screaming at a sporting event or rock concert.

What can you do to prevent and treat mild hoarseness?

  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Avoid substances that dehydrate the body, such as alcohol and caffeine. Avoid secondhand smoke.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Humidify your home.
  • Watch your diet & avoid spicy foods.
  • Try not to use your voice too long or too loudly.
  • Seek professional voice training.
  • Avoid speaking or singing when your voice is injured or hoarse.