Your doctor will want to determine whether your symptoms
are related to typical conditions that cause
laryngitis: an upper respiratory tract infection (such
as a cold), a strained voice, irritants in your environment, or
upper respiratory infection is suspected, your doctor
Do you have a stuffed or runny
Have you had a fever recently?
Are you getting
over a cold or have you had one recently?
Have you recently attended a concert, game, or
other event where you shouted or talked loudly?
Do you have a job
that requires you to talk a lot?
Do you sing as a career or
Do you have any known allergies?
you smoke cigarettes or are you frequently around someone who
Do you work with chemicals?
Have you been exposed to fumes or dust?
Have you recently had heartburn? If so, how
What time do you usually eat dinner?
caffeine do you usually drink each day?
How often do you drink
You will also be asked questions about how long you've had
symptoms and if they come back frequently. Because laryngitis usually is a
temporary condition, symptoms that have lasted for longer than 2 weeks or that
come back often may be related to another problem.
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