Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx. It follows infection of upper respiratory tract. Generally it begins as viral infection but soon bacteria invade, this is infectious laryngitis.
Cause of laryngitis
Upper respiratory tract infection especially from
- Strapt. Pneumoniae
- Hem. Influenzae
- Hemolytic streptococci
- Staphysagria Aureus
Causes of non infectious laryngitis
- Overuse of voice
- Thermal or chemical burn
- Trauma from endotracheal intubations
Symptoms of laryngitis
- Discomfort and throat pain
- Dry irritating cough more at night
In early stages
- Erythma and edema of epiglottis and surroundings
- hyperemia and swelling is increased
- In vocal abuse sub mucosal hemorrhages may be seen in vocal cord
Mainly done on the basis of clinical sign and symptoms
Management of laryngitis
Avoidance of smoke and alcohol
Steam inhalation of oil of eucalyptus or pine
Homeopathic treatment of laryngitis – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat laryngitis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for laryngitis treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, extension, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for laryngitis treatment:
Aconite, Spongia, Allium Cepa, Hepar Sulph, Lachesis, Kali Bi, Causticum, Phosphorous, Natrum Mur, Carbo Veg, Rumex, Sambucus Nig and many other remedies.
Allopathic treatment – mainly include cough sedatives, antibiotics, analgesics, steroids etc.
Other natural and alternative modes of treatment include – Ayurvedic medicines, herbal medicines, acupuncture, acupressure etc.