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What are the signs and symptoms of laryngitis?

  • Hoarseness, loss of voice, and throat pain are the primary symptoms of laryngitis in an adult.
  • In infants and young children, laryngitis often occurs along with inflammation of the trachea and bronchial tubes. This is known as croup. Because these structures have yet to fully develop, the inflammation may make it harder for air to pass through the upper airways, leading to the classic "seal-like" barky cough called stridor that is associated with croup.

Symptoms of laryngitis in adults

If the cause of laryngitis is infectious, affected individuals will have symptoms of a viral infection:

Reviewed on 8/8/2017

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