The causes can be straining of the voice, sudden change of temperature, cold, dust and cigarette smoke. The disease is often treated quickly with symptomatic treatment.
However, an inflammation can be related to a viral or bacterial infection of the pharynx and nose. Treatment for the upper respiratory system should then be applied and the patient should refrain from talking, which will contribute to the recovery of the vocal cords. In case of a laryngitis it is recommended to give up smoking, drinking alcohol and eating hot foods.