Treatment of larynx pain


There are many different ways to treat larynx pain.

They are usually caused by acute irritation (for example from pollutants or dry, dusty air) or acute inflammation (usually from viruses). Since these conditions are usually harmless and heal on their own, treatment can often be carried out independently at home. However, if complications such as shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing or fever develop or if the symptoms persist for a long time without getting better, you should always consult an ear, nose and throat doctor to rule out certain diseases and to prevent the symptoms from becoming chronic.

Home remedies for larynx pain

The main measure in the treatment of Larynx pain is a Behavior change. One should Refrain from speaking and especially whispering as far as possible. Also, irritating substances like alcohol, Tobacco smoke, dry air, dust or hot spices must be avoided at all costs.

The most effective and widely used home remedy for larynx pain is that Steam inhalation. The water vapor is here with essential oils such as peppermint, sage or eucalyptus oil enriched, which have an anti-irritant, anti-pain and anti-inflammatory effect. These substances can also be in the form of Candy or tea are supplied and develop their effect in this way.

It is particularly important in all cases that the neck and the Larynx kept moist, as the pain is often triggered or at least exacerbated by dryness. Also hot envelopes on the neck, for example with potatoes, can lead to an improvement in pain.

Some sufferers take the next step before starting conventional medical treatment homeopathic remedies. In order to achieve success through homeopathic treatment, however, it is important to find the individually suitable remedy, which is then in the form of drops, Globules (small beads) or Tablets is administered. All of these dosage forms should first of all for a certain period of time in order to increase the effect before swallowing keep in your mouth be as they do so over the mucous membrane can be included.

Also read: Larynx-What To Do?

Conventional medical treatment

If all of the above treatments do not relieve pain, seek medical advice. This can usually find out the underlying cause of the pain through a detailed medical history and a laryngoscopy.

He can then, for example, prescribe antibiotics for a bacterial inflammation, anti-inflammatory drugs such as hydrocortisone for any inflammation or expectorants for pronounced swelling. In acute respiratory distress, the doctor can intubate the patient and thus ventilate. In addition, if the pain persists for a long time, he can take a tissue sample to rule out any malignant degeneration. The home remedies described can of course also be used in addition to all of these regulations.

Read more about this at: What to do if you have a laryngitis

Figure larynx

Figure overview of the respiratory organs in the head and neck (A) and larynx from the front (B)
  1. Epiglottis cartilage -
    Cartilago epiglottica
  2. Hyoid bone - Os hyoideum
  3. Thyroid cartilage-hyoid bone ligament -
    Thyrohyoid ligament
  4. Upper thyroid cartilage incision
    Incisura thyroidea superior
  5. Thyroid cartilage -
    Cartilago thyroidea
  6. Ring Cartilage Brace -
    Arcus cartilaginis
  7. Thyroid -
    Glandula thyroidea
  8. Ring band -
    Ligament annular
  9. Tracheal cartilage -
    Cartilago trachealis
  10. Nasal cavity - Cavitas nasi
  11. Oral cavity - Cavitas oris
  12. Throat - Pharynx
  13. Lungs - Pulmo

    Airway L - L (blue)
    Feed route S - S (red)

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Treatment of reflux

When larynx is not actually due to a problem of the Larynx, but by the acidic reflux of gastric juice into the esophagus (Reflux), which happens not infrequently, one can have this disease with Antacids (which neutralize the excess acid) or Proton pump inhibitors (which control acid production in stomach restrict) usually get a good grip, which then also the heartburn and the pain recedes.