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How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

Rest: Hydration and voice rest. This would include not practicing, speaking as little as possible, avoiding smoke - 1st or 2nd hand. Seeing an ENT doctor or family doctor for further guidance and treatment. ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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How long does a small vocal cord nodule take to heal?

How long does a small vocal cord nodule take to heal?

Depends: Voice abuse is the most common cause of a vocal fold nodule. It is a thickening of the lining epithelium and usually requires voice therapy. However, modified voice rest can result in recovery of this thickening in a matter of weeks to months. You need to see your layrngologist for advice or a voice therapist for therapy. ...Read more

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How do you treat a vocal cord nodule?

How do you treat a vocal cord nodule?

Vocal cord nodules: Are usually due to vocal abuse. The main treatment is speech therapy. Also agressive treatment of any acid reflux. Occasionally, surgery is needed for cases that dont clear up with speech therapy. ...Read more

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How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

It depends: What is the cause? Transitory paralysis may occur under certain situations. Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be reversible. Again it depends on the cause. Also neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis can be treated. ...Read more

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Can you recover your singing voice after a vocal cord nodule is removed?

Can you recover your singing voice after a vocal cord nodule is removed?

It depends : Depending on how the normal part of the cord was effected by the surgery to remove the nodule you may have no problem at all. If, however, some of the normal cord was injured it could lead to a change in your voice. ...Read more

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Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Depends: If damaged by singing or yelling, rest and humidification can help, some ENT docs specialize in this area. If due to growths on the vocal cord, the ear nose and throat doc can shave them off with a blade or laser. ...Read more

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How do I treat chronic, dehydrated vocal cords?

Vocal cords: You must see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist as soon as you can get an appointment. Should work out OK! ...Read more

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How badly does throwing up damage vocal chords?

How badly does throwing up damage vocal chords?

Acid in cords?: The stomach acid if inhaled into the lungs past the vocal cords, can irritate the vocal cords and inflame them. The enzymes in the stomach contents can also irritate the vocal cords. If throwing up, try not to inhale any of the contents when you do throw up. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your voice after laryngitis?

How long does it take to regain your voice after laryngitis?

Possibly 1-2 weeks.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually when the illness subsides/resolves. You might benefit from a visit to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) for vocal cord/speech therapy, or see your regular doctor for correct direction. ...Read more

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Can you permanently lose your voice from laryngitis?

Can you permanently lose your voice from laryngitis?

Laryngitis: It is a inflammatory condition . Once the last inflammation is fixed the voice returns. It should not be permanent but bless some other coexisting pathology is there. ...Read more

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What can be done about paralyzed vocal cords?

What can be done about paralyzed vocal cords?

Two things: 1) speech language pathology treatments 2) collagen injections http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vocal-cord-paralysis/ds00670/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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How to reduce hoarseness?

How to reduce hoarseness?

Find the Cause: Hoarseness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You must first diagnose the cause of the symptom to find the treatment for it. ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Not directly: The vocal cords are not usually the shock organ of respiratory allergies. However, you could have largyngitis from other conditions like infections and laryngopharyngeal reflux that aero allergens could secondarily aggravate. ...Read more

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How to heal sore throat quickly?

How to heal  sore throat quickly?

Ibuprofen: It depends on the cause of sore throat. Many times it is a virus, like with mono. Less likely a bacteria, such as with strep throat. Ibuprofen can help with the pain and inflammation. Throat lozenges can also help. If it is one-sided or very persistent, consider having it looked at for directed treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much time for lingual nerve to heal ?

How much time for lingual nerve to heal ?

Lingual nerve: From what: trauma? Surgery? Infection? Injection? Other? I would guess a few days to never. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my vocal cord nodule go away?

Vocal cord nodule: Nodules are benign. They are slow to resolve, often taking months. Primary treatment is speech therapy, voice rest and coverage for acid refulx.. Surgery is reserved as the last option if non-surgical treatments aren't successful. ...Read more

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Does severe. Coughing damage your vocal cords? My voice isn't the same.

Does severe. Coughing damage your vocal cords?   My voice isn't the same.

It can: A severe cough can lead to vocal chord inflammation, tear, or even coming loose. However, other causes of vocal chord change and voice change are far more common and can be a sign of serious illness. See an ENT or pulmonologist as soon as possible to get checked out. ...Read more

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How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

Rest: Hydration and voice rest. This would include not practicing, speaking as little as possible, avoiding smoke - 1st or 2nd hand. Seeing an ENT doctor or family doctor for further guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does a small vocal cord nodule take to heal?

Depends: Voice abuse is the most common cause of a vocal fold nodule. It is a thickening of the lining epithelium and usually requires voice therapy. However, modified voice rest can result in recovery of this thickening in a matter of weeks to months. You need to see your layrngologist for advice or a voice therapist for therapy. ...Read more

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Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Depends: If damaged by singing or yelling, rest and humidification can help, some ENT docs specialize in this area. If due to growths on the vocal cord, the ear nose and throat doc can shave them off with a blade or laser. ...Read more

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What is good to eat for recovering my vocal cords ?

Vocal cords: Not sure what your vocal cords would be recovering from. But, a diet that is bland, low acidic content, and avoid chocolate and caffeine and alcohol. Basically follow a gerd diet and the same lifestyle modifications, would be good. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my vocal cords hurt in the morning?

Otolaryngologist: Please get a thorough evaluation from an otolaryngologist. Your discomfort may be the result of snoring, sleep apnea, acid reflux or other problems.

And the discomfort that you feel may be in the general vicinity of the vocal cords but may truly not be arising in the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Vocal cords may be damaged when i sing for all night? I get sick :(

Please have your: Parents ask this question. Healthtap can only answer questions from people who are 16 and older (it's a legal thing). ...Read more

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Everytime i finish singing my vocal cords hurt ! what can I do? And i don't really sing the same nomore

Everytime i finish singing my vocal cords hurt ! what can I do? And i don't really sing the same nomore

Time to get checked.: An otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor) may be able to help. A focused history and physical examination with may include a quick scoping of your throat and vocal cords can rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when your vocal cords are removed? How can that happen in the first place?

Voice: Your voice and/or breathing/swallowing could be affected. they may be removed if there is a cancer affecting the voice box. ...Read more

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Back in time i used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays i feel that i've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords ?

Back in time i used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays i feel that i've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords ?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical. A consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) may be appropriate for complete visualization of your vocal cords. ...Read more

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Is everyone born with vocal cords?

YES...,: Vocal cords are important organ of our body. Sometimes babies can born with vocal cord paralysis with breathing, swallowing and voice issues. ...Read more

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What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

Nodules: Vocal abuse. Causes tissue trauma when yelling, do staccatos well singing, heard attacks on voice. See ENT. Can go away with prolonged voice rest. ...Read more

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Will bringing up mucus effect vocal cords?

Depends whether: Accompanied by coughing see {pcp for reasons for mucous. ...Read more

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What can be done about paralyzed vocal cords?

Two things: 1) speech language pathology treatments 2) collagen injections http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vocal-cord-paralysis/ds00670/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

What causes  papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

HPV: Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children. Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and any treatment with your child's doctor. There are over 60 strains of hpv that can cause laryngeal papillomatosis. Perhaps in the future the hpv vaccine might be able to provide some measure of prevention. ...Read more

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Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Either or both: Cab drivers, for instance, may develop vocal cord polyps (growths) from recurrent screaming (at other motorists) this starts as swelling and inflamation. Polyps can go on to become malignant tumors in rare cases. This needs to be looked into if symptoms persist. ...Read more