What is Laryngitis

Laryngitis is a swelling or inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from irritation, overuse, or infection. Inside the larynx are your vocal cords — two overlaps of mucous membrane coating muscle and cartilage. Usually, your vocal cords open and close smoothly, forming sounds through their movement and vibration. But in laryngitis, your vocal cords become inflamed or irritated. This swelling distorts the sounds produced by air passing over them. As … Continue reading What is Laryngitis