Larynx Treatment

  • Patient complains of hoarse voice with variations in pitch.
  • Vocal fatigue.
  • Chronic throat irritation.
  • Dry hacking cough.

  • Vocal cord edges lose their pearly shine and appear red and congested with dilated blood vessels on the superior surface.
  • Cord movements appear asynchronous and flabby on phonation.
  • Thick mucus seen on the cords.
  • In advanced untreated cases, mucosa exhibits polypoidal changes.
Treatment: Apart from treating the parent causative factor for Chronic Laryngitis the following management should be done:
  • Stop smoking and alcohol.
  • Plenty of fluids to keep the vocal cords moist and thin secretions.
  • Voice rest.
  • Speech therapy /Voice Therapy.
  • Avoid whispering as it puts more strain on the vocal cords.
  • Avoid decongestants, as they cause dryness in oral cavity and throat.
  • Steam inhalation.
  • Control of Laryngo-pharyngeal reflux by giving proton pump inhibitors.
  • Expectorants to reduce cough.
  • Well humidified atmosphere.
  • If there is keratosis of vocal cord, microlaryngoscopy done and stripping of the vocal cords done by cold steel instruments, laser or radiofrequency.
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