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Who is most at risk for acute laryngitis?

Most cases of acute laryngitis develop due to respiratory infections or strain of the vocal cords, so people with compromised immune systems or who frequently overwork their voices - speakers and singers, for instance - may be at an increased risk for laryngitis. Certain behaviors such as excessive alcohol consumption, bulimia, and cigarette smoking can also increase a person's risk of developing laryngitis. People who engage in these behaviors are more at risk for laryngitis than people who don't. Laryngitis is not contagious, and exposure to someone afflicted with the condition will not increase your risk - unless, of course, the underlying cause of the laryngitis is a contagious infection such as the common cold.

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