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How do medications treat voice disorders?

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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