Should I stay home from work if I have laryngitis?

I'm a customer service rep, so all I do is talk while at work. Yesterday my throat got soar, I got chills, my chest felt heavy, and then my voice got raspy and hoarse. I thought it was a normal cold but I've never lost my voice. So I looked up the symptoms and it said laryngitis. I'm concerned because I... show more I'm a customer service rep, so all I do is talk while at work. Yesterday my throat got soar, I got chills, my chest felt heavy, and then my voice got raspy and hoarse. I thought it was a normal cold but I've never lost my voice. So I looked up the symptoms and it said laryngitis. I'm concerned because I don't like taking off but they say if you talk with laryngitis you can strain your vocal cords. Has anyone ever had laryngitis? Did you take off?
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