Treatment for laryngitis usually includes avoiding smoking, resting the voice, throat lozenges, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Treatment may also include antibiotics when the laryngitis is due to a bacterial infection, such as sinusitis. Laryngitis usually resolves within 7 to 10 days, without treatment.
Treatment options for laryngitis include:
- Vaporizer or inhaling humidified air
- Voice rest:
- Avoid shouting or singing.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke
- Proton pump inhibitors:
- Throat lozenges
Laryngitis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after treatment for laryngitis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat laryngitis:
Continue to Laryngitis Home Care
- Klassen TP. Recent advances in the treatment of bronchiolitis and laryngitis. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1997 Feb;44(1):249-61. 
- Noordzij JP, Khidr A, Evans BA, Desper E, Mittal RK, Reibel JF, Levine PA. Evaluation of omeprazole in the treatment of reflux laryngitis: a prospective, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind study. Laryngoscope. 2001 Dec;111(12):2147-51. 
- Reveiz L, Cardona AF, Ospina EG. Antibiotics for acute laryngitis in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD004783. 
- Vaezi MF. Laryngitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease: increasing prevalence or poor diagnostic tests? Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 May;99(5):786-8.