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Laryngitis

Laryngitis
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Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection.

Inside the larynx are your vocal cords — two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage. Normally, your vocal cords open and close smoothly, forming sounds through their movement and vibration.

Symptoms

In most cases laryngitis symptoms last less than a couple of weeks and are caused by something minor, such as a virus. Less often, laryngitis symptoms are caused by something more serious or long lasting. Laryngitis signs and symptoms can include:

  • Hoarseness
  • Weak voice or voice loss
  • Tickling sensation and rawness in your throat
  • Sore throat
  • Dry throat
  • Dry cough

You can manage most acute cases of laryngitis with self-care steps, such as resting your voice and drinking plenty of fluids. Strenuous use of your voice during an episode of acute laryngitis can damage your vocal cords.

Seek immediate medical attention if you:

  • Have trouble breathing
  • Cough up blood
  • Have a fever that won’t go away
  • Have increasing pain over weeks

Seek immediate medical attention if your child:

  • Makes noisy, high-pitched breathing sounds when inhaling (stridor)
  • Drools more than usual
  • Has trouble swallowing
  • Has difficulty breathing
  • Has a fever

Threat laryngitis with essential oils

Blend the following essential oils together:

Basic blend – inhalation

Chamomile roman2 drops
Lavender3 drops
Thyme linalol2 drops

Use 3–4 drops of this blend in the inhalation water bowl method. Inhale the steam through the nose, keeping the eyes tightly shut.

Also, apply a small amount of the following oil over the throat area and behind the ears:

Basic blend – topic application

Chamomile roman5 drops
Thyme linalol1 drop
Lemon2 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 3–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: geranium, *ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), *ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. cineole), *cajuput (Melaleuca cajuputi), *niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), *ho wood (Cinnamomum camphora ct. linalool), *palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), *ginger (Zingiber officinale), *sage (Salvia officinalis), *pine (Pinus sylvestris), *fragonia (Agonis fragrans).

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