Inflammation or infection of the vocal cords causes laryngitis, according to MedlinePlus. While a viral infection is the most common type of infection, people may suffer laryngitis due to allergies, gastric acid reflux, ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to WebMD, laryngitis usually lasts less than two weeks; however, chronic forms that last for more than two weeks are possible, and these may be caused by more complicated health issues. Laryngitis is an inflamm... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The symptoms of laryngitis include a weak or absent voice, hoarseness, sore throat, a dry cough, and a tickling sensation in the throat, explains Mayo Clinic. Laryngitis is itself often a symptom of conditions such as vi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Home treatment that includes resting the vocal cords, using a humidifier and drinking plenty of liquids is typically all that is needed to cure laryngitis, according to WebMD. Whispering, which irritates the vocal cords,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

MedicineNet explains laryngitis is only contagious if the cause of an inflamed larynx is from an infection, such as an upper respiratory infection, the common cold, or other viruses that spread due to aerosol droplets. W... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A person should seek out medical assistance for laryngitis if it has lasted for more than two weeks, claims MedlinePlus. A child should see a doctor for laryngitis if it lasts for more than one week. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Periorbital cellulitis is a medical term referring to an infection of the eyelid or skin surrounding the eye, according to MedlinePlus. Typically, periorbital cellulitis is not painful and does not affect vision. More » Health Conditions & Diseases