Acute laryngitis, which is the inflammation of the vocal cords, is the most common cause of hoarseness, according to MedicineNet. Other causes include allergies, smoking, inhaling toxic substances, and drinking caffeinat... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Causes of hoarseness include acid reflux, inhaling toxic substances, overusing the vocal cords, drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, and viral infections in the upper respiratory tract, states Healthline. These ... More »

A lost voice or hoarseness can be caused by many things, but rest and plenty of fluids are among the best remedies for acute or temporary hoarseness, according to About Health. Whispering to communicate is helpful. For u... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A good at-home treatment for hoarseness or laryngitis is resting the voice, notes MedicineNet. This decreases the opportunity for injury to the vocal cords and reduces irritation. Additional home treatments that help hoa... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Acute laryngitis usually improves on its own, so home treatments, such as drinking extra fluids or using lozenges, are suitable for relieving the symptoms, states Mayo Clinic. Doctors also recommend resting the voice as ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatment with antibiotics is a common cause of Clostridium difficile disease, according to MedicineNet. Antibiotics destroy certain healthy bacteria in the gut, and this causes the overgrowth of C. difficile bacteria, s... More »

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