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Inflammation of the vocal box is called laryngitis (larynx). This organ is located in the rear of your throat in the upper neck. Your voice is muffled by vocal cord swelling, and you sound hoarse. You can only whisper or squeak when you try to speak.
An illness, such as a cold, the flu, or bronchitis, can cause the voice box to swell. Or perhaps the issue is something as straightforward as overuse.
Typically, laryngitis is not a major issue. Acute (short-lived) laryngitis should go away with the right care in no more than three weeks. But occasionally laryngitis lasts longer and develops into a chronic condition. However, there are methods you can use to boost your mood.