What activities should someone with hoarseness avoid?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Someone with hoarseness should avoid using their voice in any way at all. Smoking and consuming alcohol should also be avoided. In general, it is advisable not to yell excessively in order to prevent hoarseness. You should avoid whispering as this puts additional strain on the vocal cords.

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