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About Congenital laryngeal palsy

What is Congenital laryngeal palsy?

Congenital laryngeal palsy is a rare disorder that affects the larynx (voice box) and is present at birth. It is caused by a defect in the development of the laryngeal muscles, which can lead to difficulty speaking, breathing, and swallowing. Symptoms may include hoarseness, breathiness, and a weak or absent voice. Treatment may include speech therapy, surgery, and/or medications.

What are the symptoms of Congenital laryngeal palsy?

Symptoms of congenital laryngeal palsy may include:

-Hoarseness or breathy voice
-Noisy breathing
-Difficulty breathing
-Choking or gagging when eating or drinking
-Recurrent respiratory infections
-Chronic cough
-Noisy breathing during sleep
-Difficulty speaking or producing sound
-Inability to make certain sounds
-Inability to swallow normally

What are the causes of Congenital laryngeal palsy?

Congenital laryngeal palsy is a rare condition that is caused by a birth defect in the larynx. The exact cause of this condition is unknown, but it is believed to be related to a disruption in the development of the larynx during fetal development. Possible causes may include genetic abnormalities, exposure to certain medications or toxins during pregnancy, or a traumatic birth.

What are the treatments for Congenital laryngeal palsy?

1. Speech therapy: Speech therapy can help improve the quality of the voice and help the patient learn to use their voice more effectively.

2. Surgery: Surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying cause of the condition. This may involve reconstructing the larynx or vocal cords.

3. Voice therapy: Voice therapy can help the patient learn to use their voice more effectively and improve the quality of their voice.

4. Medication: Medication may be prescribed to help reduce inflammation and improve the patient's breathing.

5. Alternative therapies: Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga may be beneficial in helping to reduce symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

What are the risk factors for Congenital laryngeal palsy?

1. Maternal diabetes
2. Maternal smoking
3. Maternal alcohol consumption
4. Maternal drug use
5. Maternal infections
6. Maternal age
7. Low birth weight
8. Premature birth
9. Family history of laryngeal palsy
10. Abnormalities of the larynx or trachea

Is there a cure/medications for Congenital laryngeal palsy?

There is no cure for congenital laryngeal palsy, but there are medications that can help manage the symptoms. These include bronchodilators, which help open the airways, and corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation. Surgery may also be recommended in some cases.