Laryngitis Treatment from an ENT Specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL
If you have laryngitis, specialized treatment can be found at Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Our practice is led by Dr. Brett Scotch, a board-certified otolaryngologist with a unique level of experience treating a wide variety of throat problems and voice disorders.
Laryngitis is a common condition characterized by the swelling of the vocal cords, which causes the voice to become raspy and hoarse. It usually develops as a result of a viral infection such as a cold, but it may also be caused by:
- A bacterial infection
- Chronic sinusitis
- Vocal misuse (yelling or overusing the voice)
- Inhaled irritants (allergens, smoke, chemical fumes)
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Smoking and alcohol overuse
Mild cases of acute laryngitis often resolve on their own, but it’s important to seek laryngitis treatment from an otolaryngologist if:
- Your voice hoarseness persists for more than three weeks
- You don’t have a cold, flu, or sinus problem
- You have trouble swallowing, speaking, or breathing
- You feel a lump in your neck
- You cough up blood
When you turn to Scotch Institute of ENT in Wesley Chapel, FL, for laryngitis treatment, your condition will be carefully evaluated by Dr. Scotch. Depending on the cause of your laryngitis and your vocal requirements, Dr. Scotch may recommend a combination of self-care measures, medication, and other therapies to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and reduce swelling in the vocal cords as quickly as possible.
Contact Scotch Institute of ENT today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scotch. Our team is proud to provide comprehensive laryngitis treatment to residents of Wesley Chapel, FL, and surrounding communities.