Laryngitis

 Inflamed vocal cords in laryngitis

Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, also called the voice box. The larynx is in the throat just above the windpipe. When the vocal cords of the larynx become inflamed, the voice may get raspy, hoarse, or lower in pitch.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology

Current as ofMay 4, 2017

Current as of: May 4, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology