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Remedies For Enlarged 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Voice rest: Don't talk. Don't whisper. Don't sing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a constant pain in my vocal chords which is a result of its excessive use...What do I do and whom do I see?
Ent doctor: See an ENT doctor and stop talking for a few days and if you smoke, stop that immediately and do not start again. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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