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What type of doctor should I see for laryngitis?

Susanne Quallich
Advanced Practice Nursing

If you are concerned enough to ask, you should start with your primary care provider, who will rule out  and treat you for common cause for laryngitis, such as increased post nasal drip due to seasonal allergies, or strep throat. If your PCP feels it is appropriate, you may be referred for more specialized evaluation and testing with an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

If you have severe symptoms or have hoarseness for longer than two weeks, you should see a doctor. Your first call can be to your usual doctor. Depending on the causes of your laryngitis, your doctor may refer you to a specialist, such as an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

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