Also known as:
Voice loss, Lost voice, Hoarse voice, Raspy voice
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box, or larynx (say "LAIR-inks"), that causes your voice to become raspy or hoarse. Laryngitis can be short-term or long-lasting (chronic).
Most of the time, it comes on quickly and lasts no more than two weeks. Chronic symptoms are those that last two weeks or longer.
Check with your doctor if your symptoms last longer than two weeks. Your laryngitis may be caused by more severe problems.
At Providence Medical Group, we give you options that provide peace of mind. With more than 90 clinic locations in Oregon, you can get the care you need right in your neighborhood. Our doctors and providers also take the time to listen to your concerns and meet your health needs.