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Sugar Land, TX
A 21-year-old female asked:

What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking hoarseness and sore throat. why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy cure for it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Get checked out: People misusing their voices are abusing their vocal cord leading at times to vocal cord nodule. The cough and sore throat are unusual however. There is no home remedy other than stopping abusing your vocal cord and that may mean no more singing until you can evaluated by a vocal cord specialist whom you should see anyway.
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Vocal chord strain: Vocal chord strain requires rest soothing beverages antiinflammatories and proper warmup and vocal exercises. It's basically like a sports injury. Singers are not immune to allergies and post nasal drip, viral pharyngitis or strep throat and if over exerted may be more likely to have a sore throat. If dysphagia or odynophagia present see md.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2016


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