Chronic Laryngitis

Why Do I Keep Losing My Voice?

Chronic laryngitis is a condition where the vocal cords and tissue around the vocal cords are inflamed for a long period of time. Most commonly this condition is caused by smoking cigars and cigarettes. It can also be caused by exposure to fumes, such as petroleum products, aerosolized acids, bleaches, dust, and chlorine.

Often the larynx is irritable and the patient may have a cough and a rough voice. Allergies, post nasal drainage, sinusitis, reflux, viral, and bacterial infections can also cause chronic laryngitis and proper treatment can improve or restore normal vocal cord function.

Proper diagnosis of chronic laryngitis with targeted testing is important to accurately treat this condition.