How do medications treat voice disorders?

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In general, medications are not required to treat voice disorders, although there may be circumstances in which medications are helpful. For instance, inflammation and infection of the vocal chords can sometimes be treated with medications. Specifically, cases of vocal irritation caused by acid reflux may resolve with medications that inhibit production of stomach acid. In cases of cancer, sometimes chemotherapy or pain medications are employed.

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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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