Are there alternative treatments for voice disorders?

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Voice disorders usually resolve without the need for extensive medical intervention or alternative treatments. The best thing you can do to treat (or prevent) a voice disorder is to abstain from behaviors that damage the vocal chords, such as smoking and incorrect use of the voice. Vocal therapy is often very helpful for people with voice disorders because it teaches proper voice techniques that protect the vocal chords from wear and tear. Other alternative treatments include simply resting the voice and drinking fluids.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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