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Symptoms of laryngitis include a croaky voice, difficulty speaking, an irritating cough and a sore throat.

Laryngitis usually gets better on its own. You can ease symptoms by resting your voice, drinking fluids and avoiding smoke or dust.

A pharmacist can give you advice about medicines for a sore throat or cough, such as cough syrups, lozenges or painkillers.

Laryngitis is often caused by an infection like a cold or flu. It can also be caused by an allergy to things like dust or fumes.

Laryngitis is inflammation of your voice box. Symptoms include a hoarse voice and sore throat. It usually gets better by itself.

Page last reviewed: 17/01/2024
Next review due: 17/01/2027