Respiratory Diseases








Laryngitis is inflammation of the voice box ( larynx) due to infection or irritation. In the larynx, vocal cords are lined by mucous membranes, which covers the membranes or cartilage. Usually, they open or close smoothly. In this condition, the vocal cords become irritated or inflamed due to which the swelling in the vocal cords impedes the sound produced through the air passage. The voice becomes hoarse or very low, even undetectable sometimes due to this condition.

Laryngitis can be acute or chronic depending on the throat condition and susceptibility to infection. Mostly it is caused by an infection in the air passage. It can be persistent in some conditions, calling for medical attention.



There are two types of laryngitis, namely
  •  Acute
  •  Chronic

Causes Of Acute Laryngitis

Usually, this lasts up to a couple of weeks. Its causes are as:
  •  Strain in vocal cords due to yelling
  •  Viral infections are similar to cases caused by cold flu.
  •  Bacterial Infections, although it is a lesser reason.

Causes of Chronic Laryngitis

It lasts more than three weeks. It is usually caused by strain injuries or growth in the vocal cords called polyps. Its causes are:
  • Chemical fumes smoke that act as inhaled irritants.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux disease called GERD, also called acid reflux.
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Habitual Overuse of the voice
  • Bacterial or fungal infections, which are lesser reasons
  • Infection caused by certain parasites
Some other causes for hoarseness in laryngitis are
  • Throat cancer
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Bowing of the vocal cords


  • Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Avoid Smoking
  • Stay away from spicy food.
  • Avoid clearing your throat with thrust.
  • Avoid Throat Infections
  • Have plenty of healthy food that soothes the throat

How Homeopathic Treatment Helps in Laryngitis

Homoeopathic treatment can be very useful in treating both acute and chronic laryngitis. Though the prescription varies from cases to case, it is a safe treatment.

List of some Homoeopathic treatments

  • Argentum Met and Arum Triphyllum  – It is used to treat when laryngitis is caused due to a stressed voice. It is used when symptoms include hoarseness of voice or sore feeling, burning in the throat or pain in the throat.
  • Phosphorus- Homeopathic medicine used to treat laryngitis by violent tickling in the larynx leading to cough. The cough worsens with talking and reading.
  • Belladonna- It effectively treats sore throat, which turns red, and you find difficulty in swallowing.
  • Carbo Veg- It is useful in treating cases of hoarseness of voice without pain.
Although homoeopathic treatments are very safe and effective, it is recommended to consult with a homoeopathic practitioner before seeking medications.



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