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

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Vocal damage use to have a Streisand's sounding voice, vocal chords inflamed had to have surgery, didn't quit smoking when I should have many years ago; took it for granted?

Use to have a Streisand voice, vocal chords inflamed had to have surgery, didn't quit smoking when I should have many years ago; took it for granted. Recently stopped smoking and would like to know what I can do to heal the pipes as much as possible!

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Natural remedies are listed here. Bravo for quitting your smoking habit! That is the first step to sounding like Streisand again!

I smoke and sing, it affected my voice in the past, but in less than a month I recover. my voice has been hoarse for about 1 1/2 months and itchy/scratchy. I plan on quitting but have smoked this week. Besides quitting, how can I gain my voice back?

My voice is hoarse, throat feels strained and itchy. I also have mucus or drip in the back of my throat.

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Follow the advice on this VisiHow page. Keep your fight to quit smoking, Your voice may sound worse at the beginning but do not panic. Vocally you will improve dramatically after you quit smoking.

Will my singing voice repair itself if I quit smoking?

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Yes, the effects of smoking can damage a person's lung as well as their singing voice. If a person stops smoking their singing voice will repair itself over time with the aid of drinking the right fluids and taking in vitamins A, C, & E that can help strengthen their vocal chords.

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Hi, man, my voice started to crack a lot since I started smoking, any cures to that?

Hi, man, my voice started to crack a lot since I started smoking, any cures to that?

The only cure will be to quit smoking. You can treat your symptom of voice cracking here. The keyword is treat, you will just be trying to patch damage up over and over if you continue the behavior that is causing the damage.

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Prevent vocal cord damage and protect your singing voice by drinking the right liquids
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Will my vocal cords heal after smoking cigarettes every day for a year?

I've been smoking for quite some time now, but I didn't get addicted until a year ago. I'm 16 and trying to quit. Will my singing voice repair itself?

You are young still, and most young people heal faster and are still developing their voice, even at the age of 16. If you listen to an older Justin Bieber song and compare it to his new song "Sorry". You will hear that his voice has matured and sounds a touch different. Read this VisiHow article Repair a Damaged Throat from Smoking so that you can start to heal your throat.

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How to recover my singing voice as I have been a smoker for a long time?

I'm a smoker, and now my singing voice is dry and notes escape me & are hard to reach

That's because smoking ruins a good singing voice unless you want a raspy one. If you want to get your good singing voice back, you must quit smoking, so your vocal chords will heal back.You will need to do the following to get your real voice back:

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  • do not sing for a while, rest your voice
  • avoid singing for a few days or weeks
  • refrain from drinking cold drinks
  • reduce your smoking habits until you finally kick the habit
  • take ginger tea
  • once voice is healed do not over use it
  • have enough sleep
  • drink water
  • vocalize and practice
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Singing after smoking from the age of 11?

I have been smoking since I was 11 - about 15 years ago to help my breathing I only drew cigarette smoke down as far as my throat - I now sound like a man but if I knew for sure I could sing nearly as good as Frankie Valli I would pack up tomorrow - because after smoking Frankie Valli's voice is the next best thing - is there somewhere on the internet I could log into to practice my voice - I am out of work so can not afford lessons or training? thanks a lot

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Voice Lesson Youtube Channel has tons of videos that you can use to practice your voice. You also should be using the natural remedies found in these VisiHow articlesFix Strained Vocal Chords and Repair a Damaged Throat from Smoking. The best thing you could ever do vocally is to quit smoking. You will notice a remarkable difference after you quit and give yourself time to heal.

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What can I do to regain my singing voice? I'll do just about anything but can't afford surgery. I have about year to fix things. Is it possible?

I smoked on and off for a few years. Most of the time 1-4 cigarettes daily, sometimes less, but on rare occasion I'd smoke more. I've stopped smoking now completely. I want my singing voice back. I want to sing with my favorite rock artist. I still work in a smokey environment as I work in a large casino. Hitting the higher notes give me problem. This rock artist has a beautiful voice. I don't want to embarrass him. When he sings his heavier songs he's raspy but when he sings his ballads, he has the smoothest voice I've ever heard. I want to sound at least almost as good!

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I've lost my singing voice since January 2017. How do I get it back?

Hi Daniel.. I am a 20 year singer. Known for my high pitched voice and falsetto notes, I've toured in an International Rock band for 10 years. I have been a 20 year smoker, and quit Jan 1. I haven't played a show since Jan 6, and I lost my voice slightly after that show. Since then, I have started singing again preparing for a performance in July and I just can't hit high notes anymore. It's just gone. Is there a way to get it back? Should I see an ENT doctor? I am really discouraged. Thank you. I was a smoker for 20 years. I turned 43 and toured most of my 20's and 30's into early 40's. I haven't sung in 3 months and been practicing last couple days. I am not sick. I do struggle with allergies and sinus issues, but I think I've always battled both. My falsetto is just gone....just air, no notes can be sung, and just holding notes is hard and pitchy. I've always been a natural singer, I just don't know why its gone now. I'm scared. I have tried: Just practicing. Been trying to sing for about 15 minutes a day. My high notes are just gone. I am fine in low and middle range. I think it was caused by: Years of smoking? I still use snuff which is tobacco, not sure if that affects it. I do smoke marijuana out of a water pipe.

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Does jogging after quitting smoke help heal the lungs and the vocal chords?

Does jogging after quitting smoke help heal the lungs and the vocal chords?

Any activity that increases oxygen levels in the body will help your organs to heal and that includes your lungs. Your lung capacity has a great deal to do with your ability to sustain and hold a note and jogging is a great way build that capacity so that your singing and speaking voice is capable of more power and volume. If you find it hard to breathe while jogging, start out with walking and then progress to speed-walking. Activities such as swimming, rebounding, and biking can also help you oxygenate your bloodstream so that organs are able to restore themselves from injury or illness at a faster rate. Note that it may take several months of regular daily exercise before you see improvements in your lung capacity after adopting a program of aerobic movement.

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Is it possible to build a great voice even when you are 22?

I never really was a fan of great voice when I was a kid and in my teens. So I never really cared for my voice. Now I have this great need for it. But when I try I start out very well but in the middle, I start cracking up and start getting this second voice like two different people singing I'm not asking for an awesome voice. I just want to be able to sing well to record my songs and mixing will do the rest. what can I do I have just less than a week to record this new song. please help

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Thinly slice raw ginger and dip the ginger slices in honey. Eat these several times a day and rest your voice as much as possible. You are stressing your vocal chords too much so make sure you are singing in your correct vocal range. There is no point trying to hit high and low notes that are unattainable to you.

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Change in the structure of my vocal chords?

I went to see an oral surgeon about two years ago and he advised me to stop smoking after it was discovered that my vocal chords had changed from the normal shape. After two years of not following doctor's orders, I finally decided to quit. It's been a week. Will my vocal chords change back for the better?

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Use the information provided on this page to heal your vocal chords. You may need surgical intervention since you already consulted a surgeon two years ago for vocal issues. Try the natural remedies first and see if that will be enough for you.

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Will it come back if I never smoke again eventually back to normal?

I used to have a beautiful voice, I smoked for about 5-7 years and now I can only sing at random occasion and never keep up my breathe

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I feel lost and don't know to do?

I am in my mid twenty and feel as if my life dream is in shambles....I want to sing better like I used to after taking some hits from losing my voice Pneumonia and asthma I was wondering how I could do that.

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Most likely your vocal chords are inflamed and stressed out from your illness. Excessive coughing can also cause nodules on your vocal chords or strain them. You can make a natural remedy to help repair your vocal chords here. Gargle if you have to use an inhaler for your asthma. Inhalers leave a film on your throat after use and you will want to remove as much as you can of that sediment.

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Does this have anything to do with the immune system?

Does this have anything to do with the immune system

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