DARIEN - Southwestern Connecticut doctors say they're seeing an increase in the number of people being treated for laryngitis.

Dr. Jennifer Jose, of Darien, says winter allergies are behind the recent outbreak.

Dr. Jose says people's throats are likely to dry out and result in laryngitis because they are constantly breathing in hot and cold air.

Other symptoms include post nasal drip and sneezing.

Dr. Jose says the best treatment is to stay hydrated and use a humidifier to moisten the air around you. She also recommends taking an anti-allergy medicine if symptoms persist.