Laryngitis
By:Connor, Alex & Joe

Definition

Laryngitis is a illness that causes your vocal cords to swell up or become in instant pain in your throat.

Symptoms

*A horsy or raspy voice

*A weak voice

*Rawness of the throat

*Dry throat

Causes

When your vocal cords become inflamed & swollen. Cold or the flu or irritation from allergies or smoking. Use of inhaled steroid medicines. Viral infections such to those that cause cold & flu.

Treatment

Lots of fluids and sleep. Also talking as less as possible. Also antibiotics. A ear nose or throat specialist.

Prevention

Wash your hands often and avoid contact with people with colds. Don't smoke and avoid secondhand smoking. Limit alcohol & caffeine.