Laryngitis is an infection or inflammation of the larynx. The cause can be viral, bacterial, or fungal (candida). Or it can result from acid reflux, cancer radiation therapy, surgery (as temporary post-operative inflammation), or an auto-immune disorder.
Chronic Bacterial Laryngitis
Chronic bacterial laryngitis is a laryngologic problem looking for a more definitive solution. Seen in persons who have undergone radiotherapy or who have an immune defect. The laryngitis can often be improved with antibiotics, but often recurs when antibiotics are discontinued. Sometimes chronic antibiotic administration is needed. Or, laryngeal irrigations.
Candida laryngitis, before and after treatment
Gradual Healing of Ulcerative Laryngitis
Vocal Cord Ulcer
Pachyderma, Caused by Laryngitis Sicca
Acid Reflux + Laryngitis
Croup, aka Laryngotracheitis
Acute Laryngitis “Redness”
Occasionally, the findings of acute laryngitis are not as “dramatic” as the voice change would suggest. There is not necessarily a lot of swelling, but instead, a diffuse pinkness or redness along with a change in secretions.