Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, or voice box. The vocal cords become swollen and irritated, which leads to a weak voice. Most cases are temporary and not serious, though people with severe symptoms should seek treatment from a doctor.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine answeredLaryngitis refers to inflammation of the vocal cords, and is a common source of hoarseness.
Laryngitis is very common, but that doesn't make it any less annoying or painful. Dr. Rick Jensen talks in this video about what laryngitis is and when a person should seek medical treatment.
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box, or larynx. Laryngitis is usually caused by a virus, such as a cold, and is temporary, going away within a week or two.
The larynx is located in the throat just above the windpipe (trachea) and is made up of cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. The two vocal cords in the larynx are covered with a mucous membrane. When air passes through the vocal cords, they vibrate and produce sound. When the larynx is inflamed or injured, the voice may be raspy, hoarse, or lower in pitch, or it may be only a whisper. Sometimes a person with laryngitis has no voice at all.
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