Thank you Khalid for the detailed reply.
This can be chronic laryngitis which can be allergic or infectious in origin. This may be caused by;
1) Environmental pollution
3) Reflux disease (GERD / gastroesophageal reflux disease); which may be causative or concomitant condition.
5) Asthma; which may be concomitant and is suppose to aggravate the issue.
6) Prescriptions or over-the-counter medications like diuretics, antihypertensives, psychotropic drugs, antihistamines, decongestants that may cause predisposition to or determine the onset of chronic laryngitis These agents may cause local drying and mucosal (internal lining of the larynx) injury.
Following is the treatment;
1) Avoid even second hand smoking.
2) Drink 2-3 liters of water per day. Hydration helps immensely in resolving the symptoms.
3) Avoidance of pollutant or irritative / toxic substances. Traveling on congested roads is many times associated.
4) Room Humidifiers
5) Steam inhalation
6) Identification and avoidance of environmental and occupational sensitizers.
Following measures are helpful, if a concomitant reflux laryngitis is associated:
1) Small 5-6 meals a day.
2) Last meal should be eaten 3 hours before lying down.
3) Avoid; fried or fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, coffee, carbonated beverages, citrus fruits or juices, tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, vinegar.
4) Eat slowly so air is not swallowed.
5) Swallowing therapy by a speech-language pathologist.
6) Lose weight if obese or overweight.
7) Elevate the head of the bed by 6 inches.
8) Avoid tight clothing.
9) Stop smoking, if you do.
11) Acid blockers
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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