Boynton Beach

10150 Hagen Ranch Rd


6650 W Indiantown Rd

Allergy Related Laryngitis

Allergy Related Laryngitis is a condition characterized by hoarseness, a weak or raspy voice and in some cases total voice loss. It’s the result of an inflammation of the larynx that can be caused by infections, vocal strain or allergies.

What is allergy related laryngitis?

Allergy Related LaryngitisWhen airborne allergens are inhaled, the immune system views them as a threat and triggers the blood cells to release histamines, causing an inflammatory response marked by increased mucus production. Mucus absorbs moisture, causing the vocal folds in the larynx to dry out. This leads to increased friction during speech, which causes irritation and swelling.

The result? Cold-like symptoms that include hoarseness, a dry and scratchy throat, coughing, sneezing, excess mucus/phlegm and a weak or raspy voice that might disappear altogether.

Environmental irritants responsible for allergy related laryngitis range from pollen produced by trees, grasses and weeds, to mold and fungi spores, tobacco smoke, air pollution, chemical fumes, dust mites and animal dander.

How Do I Treat Allergy Related Laryngitis?

Treating allergy related laryngitis early is important; if symptoms persist, serious complications may occur. See your doctor if symptoms have lingered longer than two weeks. You’ll be given allergy testing in an attempt to identify the substance responsible for triggering your symptoms.

The key to treating allergy related laryngitis involves reducing the inflammation in your larynx. Hydration is essential in lubricating the vocal folds and thinning excess mucus, so be sure to drink lots of fluids. Using a humidifier to moisturize the air will also help with hydration.

Medications such as antihistamines can reduce the severity of your symptoms, and gargling with warm salt water can relieve discomfort. Avoid irritants that trigger an allergic reaction, such as tobacco smoke, and stay inside on dry, windy days and during pollen season.

Most importantly of all, rest your voice. If you attempt to speak when suffering from laryngitis, you can cause irreparable damage to your vocal cords.

Scheduling an appointment is easy. Just click the “SCHEDULE ONLINE” button on any page of this website, or call our main number at (561) 736-8141. 

In an effort to meet the needs of the community we are closely monitoring the current situation and at this time we remain open for existing as well as new patients.

Accordingly, we are continuing to see patients with time-sensitive concerns in our office, as well as by telemedicine.
For your safety, the office is being regularly sanitized. Waiting room capacity is being kept to a minimum and we request all visitors to practice social distancing guidelines. We are also screening every patient that comes into the office to ensure the health and safety of our patients, clinicians, and our employees.

ENT Specialists

10150 Hagen Ranch Rd

Boynton Beach, FL 33437

(561) 736-8141

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6650 W Indiantown Rd

Jupiter, FL 33458

(561) 736-8141




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