Laryngitis means inflammation of the larynx or voice box. The larynx is constructed in such a way that it prevents the entrance of food and liquid into the respiratory tract during swallowing, while respiration goes on unhampered. The most important function of the larynx is ventilatory.
Laryngitis occurs due to an infection or overuse of the vocal cords.
The chief symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness of the voice, stridor (a harsh sound produced while breathing) and difficulty in breathing. Laryngitis may be acute or chronic in nature.
Allopathic treatments for Laryngitis include anti-inflammatory drugs. They may include NSAIDS.
Signs and Symptoms of Laryngitis
In Laryngitis, the mucus membrane of the larynx is swollen and congested. It is coated with mucus or occasionally pus beads. The epiglottis and vocal cords, which are normally pale, appear red.
Other Symptoms include:
-- Hoarseness of the voice: The voice is at first hoarse and then reduced to a whisper
-- Irritating cough
-- Pain on swallowing
-- Tickling sensation in the throat
-- Constant need to clear the throat
The treatment of laryngitis depends on the cause. Allowing the vocal cords to rest is the mainstay of treatment. The following measures help faster recovery:
-- Adequate rest in a warm ventilated room
-- Inhalation of warm moist air
-- Avoiding irritants like smoking or alcohol
-- Administration of cough linctus
Laryngitis and Natural Remedies
Natural medicinal systems have met with much success in treating laryngitis. This is mainly because aside from providing symptomatic relief, they address the reason why your body is susceptible to repeated bouts of laryngitis. Homeopathy, for example, looks to your constitution to strengthen your immunity against laryngitis.
The resonance homeopathic remedies and advanced biotechnology Laryngitis therapies like Throat 200, Immunity CM, VCA Pro C Ascorbate, C5 Anti Inflammation Formula, Monolaurin will not only give you the relief you want safely, but also ensure that your battle with chronic laryngitis ends once and for all? The natural anti-inflammatory and mucolytic ingredients help reduce the swelling of your vocal cords. Also these remedies provide specific and necessary nutrition to your cells and remind your body of optimal or pathogenic function, thereby coaxing it to adapt and reach homeostasis.