Laryngitis sicca is a condition in which the tissues of the larynx become very dry. Crusting develops over the surface of the larynx and vocal folds. Tobacco smoke, dehydration, and pollution may contribute to this condition.

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Evaluation for laryngitis sicca involves laryngoscopy and stroboscopy. There is a characteristic appearance to the vocal folds that may be noted.

Laryngitis Sicca - Voice and Swallowing Doctor - Sunil Verma MD

How is laryngitis sicca managed?

Laryngitis sicca is a difficult condition to manage. Stopping smoking and increasing hydration may help. If there are lesions which appear to be cancerous a microlaryngoscopy with biopsy may be indicated. Despite treatment, some individuals unfortunately may not get better.

Dr-Verma - Voice and Swallowing Doctor - Sunil Verma MD is an online resource for patients and physicians to learn more about common voice, swallowing, breathing and throat disorders. Throat complaints, from cough to cancer, are a common reason for patients to seek medical treatment. This website developed as a result of Dr. Sunil Verma's passions: that of education, patient care, and interest in technology.

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