What are the treatment options for voice disorders?

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The treatment options for your voice disorder will depend upon the underlying cause of the disorder. For instance, in cases of vocal strain, resting the voice may be enough to allow the vocal folds to recover. With other conditions, such as vocal polyps, nodes, and contact ulcers, surgery may be necessary to correct voice disorders. Doctors will employ medications, speech therapy, and other treatment options before implementing surgical interventions.

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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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