What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Laryngitis?

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Risk factors for laryngitis include:
  • Having a respiratory infection, such as a cold, bronchitis or sinusitis
  • Exposure to irritating substances, such as cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol intake, stomach acid or
  • workplace chemicals
  • Overusing your voice, by speaking too much, speaking too loudly, shouting or singing
Laryngitis is often related to another illness, such as a cold, flu, or bronchitis. Symptoms include:
  • Sore throat
  • A constant urge to clear your throat
  • A dry cough
  • A low-grade fever
  • Hoarseness
  • Swollen glands
  • Trouble speaking