Laryngitis can cause a sore and scratchy throat and difficulty talking. The condition occurs when the vocal cords in the larynx become inflamed. Usually associated with sore throats, colds, or even talking too much, laryngitis has many causes and symptoms and can be contagious if associated with an infection.
People with laryngitis often develop a hoarse-sounding voice due to inflammation of the vocal cords. However, other issues can cause hoarseness, including a build-up of mucus and inflammation from post-nasal drip. The best immediate remedy for this symptom is relaxing the voice to allow the inflammation to subside.
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