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

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Can you damage your voice with one shouting session?

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A singer's livelihood is their voice. However, we all can let our emotions get the best of us. Whether you were yelling too much at a sport event or you got angry, the vocal cords bear the brunt of the damage. Certainly yelling to the point where you lose your voice, or have a sore throat is bad for your singing voice. Vocal cords, however, are rarely damaged by one overuse. The real damage occurs when you ignore the warning symptoms and ignore the pain. Using your voice while it hurts means you are further damaging already damaged tissue. The body's response to this abuse is to build up scar tissue to protect you. This can lead to scarring on your vocal cords, or vocal cord nodules. So the answer to your question is "no" one session of yelling is not likely to cause permanent vocal cord damage but using your voice before it has time to heal will likely cause permanent tissue damage and adversely affect your singing voice.

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Yes, without the proper warm up and training you can damage your voice very easily. It is rare that it will be damaged after one shouting session but it can happen.

What herbs help repair damaged vocal cords/singing voice?

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Oregano has been very popular as a herb for cough, mainly because of its minty flavor. At the same time, it has also been gaining popularity among singers to use it after a performance. Ginger drinks had been one of the most common drinks for vocal cords that had been popular since generations ago. Hot ginger drink, with a splash of cinnamon, is good in toning down the inflammation caused by too much use of the vocal cords all day. Cinnamon is well known for its anti-inflammatory power and so further mixing it with ginger will definitely benefit your vocal cords positively.

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Vitamin A,C, and E will be the best vitamins in order for you to repair and take care of your vocal chords. These vitamins will help to strengthen your vocals as well as killing of the phlegm or mucus that is in your throat.

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My voice is damage. Can it heal without surgery?

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A damaged voice can only be graded and diagnosed by a speech therapist or a specialist for the throat. The doctor will give you the information on whether you damaged voice will heal with or without surgery, after a series of diagnostic tests and evaluation.

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Yes it is very possible, that it will heal on its own without surgery. Just take it easy, allow your throat to rest and heal. Do your best to stay away from things like tobacco, alcohol, highly acidic drinks or foods, and anything overly hot/cold that could cause any extra damage. Overall just try to stay hydrated, eat foods that are easy going down, and don't overdo it with singing/talking too loudly or for long. It is always best to seek advice from medical professional regarding any sort of illness or injury. In order to know if you will be able to heal on your own or need surgery, you need to let a doctor take a look at your throat. It could always be something simple like vocal cord strain, but something as bad as an infection that needs medication to treat it.

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What sweets are good for a damaged voice?

Sweet foods do no good to the vocal cords. This is one reason why many people who have to make use of their voice a lot, like singers, avoid them. Sweets are big no-nos if you want to retain a good voice. Sweets in any form should be avoided.

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Nope, it is not good for damaged voice. What you will need is just water, and also gargle some water with salt in it. It can help your throat to sooth.

No, in regards to sweets they are not good for your voice in terms of singing, if you need something quick that is sweet then you can take a spoonful of honey that is sweet but will still help to coat your throat without harming your vocals.

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Does singing higher pitch that you don't normally sing damage your voice?

Yes, making some sounds which are not our normal tones can affect the voice. This is one reason why a person suffering from a throat disorder like laryngitis is advised to speak in a normal voice, even if it may sound raspy - no shouting or whispering. The same thing is true for singing. However, if you want to level up with your singing and would like to try higher range, you may want to take lessons from a professional voice coach so you can be educated on how to make use of your voice properly.

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Yes, this damages your voice because you are singing at a higher pitch than normal which can stress your vocal chords. It is important that you sing at your normal tone as to not stretch, strain or stress you vocal chords which can cause you more damage to your voice.

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What do artists use to fix their damage voice?

Artists use warm water, breathing techniques etc. to fix their damaged voice. They also lessen the use of their vocal cords to accelerate healing. For instance, they talk only when it is an absolute necessity.

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They help to fix their damaged voice by drinking lemon/honey tea. This is used by musicians to kill mucus in the throat as well as relax their throat which will promote a better singing voice. Also, milk in your tea will also help for you to have a smooth singing voice.

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Is raw egg and milk good for a chorister while they sing?

These methods have been proven to improve a singer's voice but have also been proven to not have any type of significant effect on the person's voice. It is safe for you to try but do not be surprised if there isn't any big significant change in your singing voice.

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From what I can find you should avoid drinking dairy products before singing. This is due to them causing extra mucus which can interfere with your voice.

What damage could be done to the voice if you begin singing for an extended time without warming up?

You can strain your voice and cause tears in your voice if you do not warm up your voice. Think of it as stretching your muscles before working out, if you do not stretch before working out then you will strain your muscles and cause further injury.

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It is recommended that you will need to warm up your voice so that you can sing perfectly fine. It is always a good thing stretch or warm up before straining yourself during activity.

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Does syrup with milk help your voice?

I would try to avoid using syrup as it is a thick liquid that can create excess mucus production and clog your throat up. Now if your throat is damaged and sore, you can just buy some cough drops to soothe your throat. If you insist on using syrup and milk, you can always drink something like pineapple juice to clear the excess mucus before singing.

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Does gargling with too much salt cause permanent damage to vocal salt?

Gargling with excessive salt

is this permanent damage tot he vocal cords

Gargling once in a while with too much salt will not mostly cause permanent damage to vocal cords because your vocal cords will naturally heal themselves. Gargling with a warm glass of water with a tablespoon of salt will effectively soothe the throat, reduces bacterial infections and relieves post-nasal drips. Salt is commonly used in gargling because of its positive effects on the voice and on the throat. On the other hand, if you make it a habit and you gargle with too much salt more frequently (more than 2 tablespoons of salt), the excessive salt will irritate your vocal cords leading to the formation of nodules and eventually leads to permanent vocal damage. Irritated vocal cords will slowly form abnormal tissue growths and form blister-like scars over time which is called a nodule. Hard vocal cords nodules are mostly irreversible because of their scar formations which greatly changes your vocal quality and often leads to permanent damage to vocal cords. In general, if you only gargle with excessive salt a few times a week or a month, the excessive salt will not mostly cause permanent damage to your vocal cords not unlike if you frequently gargle.

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How to have a powerful voice? and how to manage your voice?

I can't sing the song with a high note, I don't know how to do...

Hi, I sing in the UK in a barbershop chorus and quartet. I sing tenor and often find that I have to stretch to hit my notes. But this is usually because I have not warmed up enough. A good warm up is key. If I shave a big event I will often start warming my voice from the time I wake up until the time I perform. Nothing too strenuous. Say I will be in the car and be singing my favorite songs for example. Warm up is the key.

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I sang last night at Karaoke, I have been having vocal training..my voice was fine whilst singing..but after I had slept my high notes are really hoarse?

It didn't feel like I was pushing my voice at all

Again this will be to do with warming up. Often at karaoke events, you may not find you have time to warm up. The whole point of karaoke is to be fun and spontaneous. Only nerds warm up before karaoke, right? Nope. If a top lining artist warms up before their performance what makes us different? Nothing. Always warm up your vocal chords will be ready and won't be irritated or stretched the morning after and to will find your voice is just as good as it sounded last night, minus the hangover lol.

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What to eat so as to maintain voice? I'm soprano 2 alto 1?

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What is the effect of smoking and alcohol and steroid on voice quality?

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I am a president in our classroom here in the Philippines, but when I started controlling them I didn't notice that my voice is starting to damage, Since June when I have my singing voice it destroyed in just a minute until right now, I have phlegm, I can't sing my falsetto anymore and also because of my puberty stage my voice is changing, so what will I do? to heal my voice and get it back to normal?

What will I do to gain it back and heal my voice?

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While the air is polluted, can drinking milk help to reduce the impact of it?

While the air is polluted, can drinking milk help to reduce the impact of it?

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Screaming results in a sore throat?

Hi Daniel, My daughter is 5 years old and has a sweet voice, screaming seems to be making her voice go bad. Try restricting her to not scream, however she doesn't listen. I am worried if she is going to lose her sweet voice forever. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Rehearsing in the school and while playing with her friends

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I shouted from anger one time and I sort of lost my voice. What will happen to my throat and voice?

I was shouting so loud when I was angry, it was probably out of range but what I'm concerned about is what will happen to my throat and voice for the meantime. I don't know. I just thought maybe I should ask. I think I've already given enough information in the first questions for you to understand.

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Does this mean permanent damage, can I speak with my natural voice again? Supposedly my voice is healed less than 3 months. *crying?

It was almost 3 months. I went to a youth camp. Since I had flu and cough on last December and I cannot even speak or whispering, I forced my voice to talk and sing when they were praise and worship concerts and my voice was all out. Because of that I cannot sing proper and perform anymore. Before this, I'm used to be in the first Soprano and now I'm becoming an alto. Next semester I will take classical vocal applied as my major subject for my degree for the next 5 month. I pray to God almost every day. Now I have to speak with force and more air used to speak softly. I feel terrible now!

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I feel like I can't sing soprano easily anymore without straining my throat to let out the voice?

Hi Mr. Daniel, I can sing a quite wide range of high notes previously, until one day I think I shouted too much and got a sore throat. The next thing I know when it recovered was I feel like I can't sing soprano high notes easily anymore, instead, I need to use my tummy strength just to reach a high note. With this, I faced the problem of singing a few high notes continuously but with difficulties and much of straining my vocal. It felt as if there's something blocked my voice from coming out from the throat. Is there any way to recover this problem? Or does it mean I can only sing in alto :( thank you. I think the high notes in the articles meant by using our own real voice to sing instead of the voice we use to sing in a choir that can go up to a wide range. I have tried: I've tried to rest for a few weeks without singing high notes, planning on giving my throat some rest but it still doesn't work :(. I think it was caused by: Continuous shouting and misused of harmful ways to 'shout' high pitches

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