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Prevent vocal cord damage and protect your singing voice by drinking the right liquids

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Can a cold damage your vocal cords or your ability to sing?

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Cold beverages cannot damage your vocal cords or your ability to sing at once, but they will strain your vocal cords and your voice when singing, which may lead to damage. This is because your throat becomes dry and your blood vessels will contract, after drinking cold beverages, such as cold water. Forcing yourself to reach high notes while having a dry throat and at the same time your blood vessels contract can lead to damage vocal cords. Cold water makes your muscles in the vocal area contract. In fact, contracted muscles lead to tension. If you drink cold water before singing, your vocal cords tense up and may lead to a lousy sound. Thus, it will damage your singing voice. Drinking lukewarm water is recommended before singing, because this does not cause any vocal strains.

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Nevertheless, this does not mean that you should not drink cold beverages anymore. You should only avoid cold beverages before and after a rehearsal, performance, etc. Additionally, cold beverages hinder you from reaching high notes. Yet, if you do not have to sing, drinking cold beverages would be OK.

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How can I cure my damaged vocal today?

I am not singing due to my damage throat, how can I cure today!

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How can I tell how badly my vocal cords are damaged?

I damaged my vocal chords in September due to alcohol consumption and it still hasn't returned. I haven't been treating it, but I never thought it would have been permanent

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Have I damaged my voice? How do I fix a hoarse voice?

I was singing a song that was a little bit high for me, but I didn't strain or push and my throat was never sore, but the next morning I woke up, and my voice was hoarse and creaky, its been like that for 6 days now.

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I don't smoke or drink alcohol. I sing alto and sometimes need a high note which is a bit "thin" sounding

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I got laryngitis and while I had it I continued to sing, are my vocal cords damaged permanently?

When I was sick with Laryngitis, I went through stages were I was able to talk. I've always been told I have a good voice, and can generally sing quite high notes. Now I have a very scratchy voice when I sing, and my voice cuts in and out.. I have tried: I have been drinking lemon and honey water, and using cold medication. I think it was caused by: Laryngitis

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How not to stress vocal chords when one sings continuously?

I just joined choir and I worry I might be stressing my vocal cords as we have to practice 2 to 3 hrs straight. What can I do to lessen or prevent my vocal cords from felling irritated

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