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Dr. Jason D. Bloom answered:

After i have had vocal therapy for my bowed vocal cords will i loose the raspy tone in my singing voice?

Maybe

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There are a number if treatments for bowed vocal cords including speech therapy, injectable implant, etc. This may however change different characteristics to your speaking and singing voice. See a laryngologist/ENT/voice specialist for treatment options.
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Dr. Jamil Hussain answered:

Acid reflux and swollen vocal cords, what to do?

See below

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It is a sign of aspiration, Treat the condition more aggressively with medication, eat lighter dinner, raise head of bed by 6-8 inches (not by extra pillows, for it could worsen the situation) go to bed empty stomach, If those measures are not sufficient then consult with a gastroenterologist,
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

My vocal cords are swollen gray color not white no nodules no lumps no growthswhats causing the infection?

Ask doc.

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I think you should talk to the doc who looked at your vocal cords. If you are looking at your own vocal cords all bets are off.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

What could cause my vocal cords n voice box to be swollen real bad n infected?

Not many things

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If you are truly infected it must be with an organism of low pathogenicity. Tuberculosis, fungal infection, cytomegalovirus come to mind. But all this is unlikely. If your vocal cords are swollen for 6 months you should see an ENT doctor ASAP.
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can i use ice water to shrink my vocal cords when they are sore and swollen?

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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swollen vocal cords 2decho,pft xray,cbp,tsh=normal, ?

Possible vocal cord

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If you have LPR, this can trigger vocal cord dysfunction- a condition wherein the vocal cord paradoxically closes up when you try to breathe in . Usually the shortness of breath occurs in 5 mins or less after exertion. You need to control the LPR then consider seeing an ENT and/or speech therapist if the problem fails to resolve. It may take weeks .
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

Multiple thyroid nodules some are very large & others r attchd to my vocal cords. hrd to swllw ,swllen neck &painful, took raditn pill. 3 yrs ago.help?

Need biopsy

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You need to see an ear nose and throat specialist and have a biopsy of the thyroid nodule. cancer should be ruled out especially on that very large nodules. Also, even if there is no evidence of malignancy-due to the symptoms that you are experiencing- hard to swallow, pain , likely from mass compression- a surgical approach should probably be done. Go to see an ENT and F/U with endocrinologist.
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Can a polypoid on the vocal cords diminish in size with proper voice rest and speech therapy? I would prefer to avoid surgery, if I know that my singing voice can improve with proper voice rest and speech therapy. I am a professional singer.

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It is certainly possible, and the prefered management strategy, in the professional singer. Surgery always runs some risk of creating scar tissue on the vocal fold and affecting oscillation of the mucosal wave. Proper vocal hygiene that includes rest, vocal retraining, adequate hydration, and control of factors that can incite laryngeal irritation ( i.e., acid reflux, post-nasal drainage, second hand smoke, chemical irritants, etc.) is a good starting point. Having clean high efficiency filters on your furnace with good humidity control is also helpful. Larger polyps, or those that don't regress, can be treated with minimally invasive endolaryngeal surgery using microflap techniques and conservative CO2 laser application.
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