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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Enlarged Vocal Chords

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What is the best treatment for strained vocal chords?

What is the best treatment for strained vocal chords?

Rest & time: If you follow the entertainment industry, especially those who sing, complete voice rest is common for strained vocal cords and even after surgery on said cords. If that doesn't seem to do the trick, go see your ENT for further evaluation. Of course, besides rest & time, other part of solution is to determine cause of strain & address it: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/laryngitis-000099.Htm. ...Read more

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Enlarged Vocal Chords (Definition)

Enlarged vocal cords are a clinical finding in which the vocal cords, which are in the throat and help produce sound, are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can cause hoarseness and typically occurs because of non-cancerous growths ...Read more


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Is there a natural remedy for vocal chord nodules? Like eukalyptus inhalation?

Is there a natural remedy for vocal chord nodules? Like eukalyptus inhalation?

Voice therapy: Voice therapy (and resting one's voice) is the "natural remedy" of choice for vocal cord nodules. Please see http://www.ohniww.org/vocal-nodules-treatment/ Homeopathy may also be very helpful: http://tinyurl.com/zprh34d A quality multivitamin with extra Vit. C, gargling with warm salt water, ginger tea and curcumin may also help, but none of these will work without voice rest/voice therapy. ...Read more

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Hi, my had white spot on vocal chord and was operarted.It is a pre-stage of cancer as per dr.What kind of treatment should he take laser or radio th.

Hi, 
my had white spot on vocal chord and was operarted.It is a pre-stage of cancer as per dr.What kind of treatment should he take laser or radio th.

Depends on a lot: If your dad smokes and drinks a lot of alcohol that should stop to prevent new lesions. If the spot was incompletely removed and precancerous, then a slightly bigger surgery to clear everything may be warranted. Radiation can be used but generally this will prevent it from being used again (if he develops a true cancer). I would see a specialist in laryngeal cancer and ask what they think. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural remedy for vocal chords nodules or persistent hoarseness?

Anyone know what is a natural remedy for vocal chords nodules or persistent hoarseness?

Speech therapy: Dangerous causes of hoarseness should be ruled out by an ENT doctor. Following that, speech therapy can be beneficial for vocal nodules. ...Read more

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Can intubation cause damage to the vocal chords?

Can intubation cause damage to the vocal chords?

Yes: Endotracheal intubation involves placing a breathing tube into your mouth and passing it between your vocal cords. It is not uncommon to have hoarseness and a sore throat that lasts 24-48 hours. Longer term injuries are possible but unusual. ...Read more

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Does creatine ave any effect on the vocal chords?

Does creatine ave any effect on the vocal chords?

No effect: creatine in very large doses has been associated with asthma, allergies, kidney and liver disease, diarrhea and possible heat intolerance but not with any effect on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Do u have to warm up your vocal chords before u sing?

Do u have to warm up your vocal chords before u sing?

No, BUT...: ....Less strain on the cords and you tend be sing better.Just like warming and stretching muscles before any other activity. ...Read more

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If a smoker quits smoking, could their vocal chords heal?

If a smoker quits smoking, could their vocal chords heal?

Possibly : Smoking causes changes to the larynx (voice box), some of which are reversible and some that are not. If you have changes to your vocal cords from smoking, you should be followed by an ENT doctor as some changes can turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Are all lesions on vocal chords cancerous? Yes I'm a smoker. Thanks'

Are all lesions on vocal chords cancerous? Yes I'm a smoker. Thanks'

No: Vocal cord polyps or nodules can be benign, which can arise from chronic vocal use (singer, etc), acid reflux, or smoking or other chronic irritant exposure. Of course, smoking is a big risk for cancer including vocal cord cancer. If persist hoarseness, you should be evaluated by ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is it at all possible to be BORN without vocal chords? I am writing a book and no research is yielding any results. It is physical, not psycological .

Is it at all possible to be BORN without vocal chords? I am writing a book and no research is yielding any results. It is physical, not psycological .

I suppose anything: is possible. People are born with 1 lung, without a stomach, with fused hip joints and with everything in your chest reversed from left to right. So it is possible to be born without vocal cords, though I don't have any knowledge of whether that will be viable. I suppose you can live without vocal cords, but not without the epiglottis. ...Read more

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I am a vocalist and I am trying to broaden m vocal strengths. Is there a way to scream (as in metal music) without hurting ur vocal chords?

I am a vocalist and I am trying to broaden m vocal strengths. Is there a way to scream (as in metal music) without hurting ur vocal chords?

Maybe: Screaming will cause vocal cord distress/irritation, but I wonder if this is akin to weight lifting in that you can strengthen muscle in this way. Speech therapist or vocal coach probably better equipped to answer. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid groider push on my vocal chords and permanently damage them?

Would a thyroid groider push on my vocal chords and permanently damage them?

Yes: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland sits beneath the trachea where vocal cords (vc) reside. The nerve that tells the vocal cords to function is the recurrent laryngeal nerve. It's course travels from brain around thyroid then up to vc. A lrge goiter or nodule can stretch the nerve causing damage, why its recommended to remove nodules by 4 cm can any voice change taken seriously. ...Read more

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Who does vocal chord examination?

ENT or speech path: Usually, depending on the problem, the vocal cords are examined by an otolaryngologist (ENT) or a speech pathologist. Usually a mirror or laryngoscope are used. ...Read more

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Can vocal chords be damaged from being strangled?

Can vocal chords be damaged from being strangled?

Yes: Compressing the Larynx can cause permanent changes in the vocal cords including changes in the voice. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one vocal chord is not visable?

Vocal cord, larynx, : It can mean a lot of things-if you have an actual voice problem then it might mean that some of the muscles in your throat are "overactive" or working too hard. Sometimes it may indicate that the vocal cord (or fold) has shrunk over time--it depends on where and who told you that the vocal cord was not visible (what kind of exam-laryngoscopy?). ...Read more