Patient Comments: Laryngitis - Causes

What was the cause of your laryngitis? Have you ever lost your voice from talking too much or singing?

Comment from: Ismail, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 13

I worked earlier on board (ship) tankers as a mariner for about 8 years and now working in an office. I suspect the cause of my bad voice was as a result of cold. But not quite sure since I am not a medical personnel. I have bad voice, and it was almost 2 years with the thought or belief that it would go. I treated it with salt water gargle and now taking much fluid (warm water) and it is about 3 days now.

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Comment from: txdave42, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 30

I've had laryngitis for almost a month now. I have no improvement and hate talking because it is so tiring and my voice cracks. The ENT told me I have a thrush infection in the larynx and put me on clotrimazole. I'm really depressed over this because from what I've read online, it is very rare condition and not easy to get rid of.

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Comment from: voiceless, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 23

My laryngitis started back in 2012, four days before a big presentation in my career. By then I could not predict what triggered it, as I am not much of a singer neither a smoker. In 2013 Public health doctors misdiagnosed me with tonsils and all sorts. Only later they took me for a gastroscopy and discovered my hiatal hernia for which I was in hospital monthly to collect omeprazole (my nail growth was on an increase). They helped and so as I got better, I would stop the medication and reduce acidic food intake. Out of the blue, being voiceless would start (laryngitis).

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Comment from: Silverfox, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I was on the bus and a man coughed without covering his mouth. I just knew those germs were flying all over the place. That same day all of a sudden my throat starting hurting. I couldn't swallow without feeling pain. The second day I went to the doctor and was diagnose with laryngitis. I was prescribed azithromycin tablets & promethazine-DM syrup. I was informed not to talk for two days and not to drink anything cold, and that's what I am doing. So far my throat is feeling a lot better. I am not talking, I just text on the phone.

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Comment from: Shukra , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 31

I am working with primary school children for conservation of environment and sustainable waste management, near my house. While teaching the in-classroom and in-the-field practical work I have to use my voice maximum. May be due to overuse of my voice, now I am suffering from laryngitis. The doctor has advised me voice rest.

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Comment from: Dawn, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 31

I am a childcare provider. A child that I watched for 2 hours gave another child croup. I ended up with laryngitis.

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