Can Allergies Make You Lose Your Voice?

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Can allergies cause you to lose your voice?

Sometimes when you have bad allergies, your body will create mucus to wash away allergens. This mucus can drain down the back of your throat and hit your voice box. This can cause irritation and swelling, and make you lose your voice.

What Is Laryngitis?

Laryngitis is when your voice box, or larynx, gets inflamed. This inflammation can be caused by several reasons. Commonly laryngitis is the result of irritation, infection, or overuse.

The primary symptoms of laryngitis include lose of voice and hoarseness, which can be frustrating to deal with.

Can Allergies Cause Hoarseness?

When you have bad allergies, your nasal cavity can get swollen and your body can create mucus to try to wash away the allergens. That mucus and drainage can drain down the back of your throat and hit your voice box. This can irritate your voice box and cause spasm and swelling, which can make you lose your voice or make you sound hoarse.

What Allergies Can Cause Laryngitis?

Laryngitis can be caused by environmental allergens. This can include seasonal allergens like pollen, and indoor allergens like dust, dust mites, mold, and pet dander. When you inhale an allergen it can trigger your body to release histamine. Histamine can cause your body to create mucus to wash the allergens away.

How Do You Treat Laryngitis From Allergies?

By fixing your allergies, you can often improve your post-nasal drip and your laryngitis symptoms as well. While some over-the-counter medicines might provide temporary relief, sublingual immunotherapy is the best option for long-term allergy relief.

Sublingual immunotherapy, also known as allergy drops and tablets, introduces trace amounts of allergens to your body. Over time, your immune system becomes desensitized and stops reacting to the allergens. This can help improve your allergy symptoms and eventually get rid of them.

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If you want long-term relief from your allergies, sublingual immunotherapy might be the best option for you. At Wyndly, our allergy doctors will create a personalized treatment plan for your allergies to get you living allergy-free. Take our brief online assessment today to see how Wyndly can help you!

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