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What causes acute laryngitis?

Acute laryngitis is most often caused by an upper respiratory infection such as the common cold. Although viral infections are most commonly responsible for laryngitis, it can also be brought on by overuse or strain of the vocal cords, allergic reactions, bronchitis, and inhalation of irritants such as smoke. Gastroesophageal reflux and bulimia are sometimes implicated in cases of chronic laryngitis.

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Who is most at risk for chronic laryngitis?
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Smokers and those who suffer from gastrointestinal problems are likely at highest risk for chronic l...
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Who is most at risk for acute laryngitis?
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Most cases of acute laryngitis develop due to respiratory infections or strain of the vocal cords, s...
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How do other illnesses affect chronic laryngitis?
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Certain illnesses and conditions can cause chronic laryngitis. Viral infections like the cold or flu...
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What Causes Chronic Laryngitis?
What Causes Chronic Laryngitis?

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