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My Voice Is Croaky
My voice is really croaky in morning until i speak for a while and also get extremely dry throat which chokes me until i drink. What could it be?
I have to constantly clear my voice or it gets croaky and 'phlegmy'. How can I keep my throat clear?
Larynx irritation: The voice is formed by vibrating the vocal chords. If the chords are swollen, irritated, or damaged, the vibrations will be "out of tune", and you may be hoarse or lose your voice entirely. ...Read more
Voice: There are multiple ways to evaluate the voice. We can measure the essential frequency, measure vocal range, determine is cough/clearing is a problem, and do an endoscopy to look at the vocal cords. Talk to your doctor about going for an evaluation if there is a problem. An ENT or speech pathologist referral may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a Psychiatrist: First, it is important to figure out what may be causing voices. Then, it is possible to try treatment. If you have not seen a psychiatrist, that will be the next step that i recommend. Psychiatrist will be able to help you figure out how best to make the voices go away. ...Read more
Poor technique : Good breathing and energy in the body lead to a good voice. As we age often people's energy levels drop and they lose muscle tone. Shallower breathing with less energy equals a weaker voice. In addition, people who age sometimes lose their hearing and they don't hear themselves as well. This loss of feedback sometimes makes them think they are speaking loudly and they end up speaking improperly. ...Read more