Can hoarseness be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Yes, hoarseness can sometimes be prevented. Quitting smoking and not drinking alcohol can help. If you are a vocal performer, seeking professional vocal instruction allows you to improve your technique and consequently avoid hoarseness. When you are talking on the phone, avoid holding the phone to your ear with your shoulder. Drinking enough water and staying away from caffeine are also preventive measures.

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