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Is laryngitis serious for adults?

For adults, most cases of laryngitis are temporary and aren't serious. Typically laryngitis is caused by viral infection that will go away by itself. Sometimes, however, laryngitis can have a more serious underlying cause. If you have severe symptoms or have hoarseness for longer than two weeks, you should see a doctor.

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