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

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Why am I clearing throat so much after a cold that was 2.5 weeks ago?

I had a bad cold 2.5 weeks ago and still cough a bit. I'm constantly clearing my throat if I try to sing high notes. Even if I'm not singing I do tend to clear my throat. During the last of the cold I would cough so hard that a searing pain would enter my throat. It faded within days. My voice is everything to me and I'm worried.

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The best way is to avoid singing in full voice while the vocal cords are inflexible or recovering from a cold. Take your time and recover fully. Take vitamin C and zinc every morning. Practicing talking in high and low vocals (not singing) during the day when you still have the effects of the cold. Coughing can last a long time, and 2.5 weeks of that is not unusual for a cold; however, it may require medical assessment to rule out bronchitis, pneumonia, allergy, or asthma if you wish to feel very safe. Take Mucinex (Guaifenesin) as prescribed by the doctor along with a lot of water.

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Always wear a scarf if it is not hot in your area.

When you feel that you have recovered, start drinking herbal tea 4 hours prior to practicing. 2 hours before singing sessions, drink warm water. Warm-up by singing much longer for the first times.

What fruits or Medication that treats throat / voice problem?

My throat has crunchy kind of pain. Now flu has also mingled in.

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Start breathing steam as soon as you feel the first signs of influenza. Drink warm water and fruit and vegetable juices. Grape juice is perfect. Carrot, beet and celery juice, apple juice, and grape juice are good remedies. Eat fruits such as grapes and melon. If you are not a vegan, you can try a bowl of chicken soup.

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Before bed, eat oranges and drink warm herbal tea with honey. Sleep more and drink warm water when you can.

For medicine, when consulting the doctor or a pharmacist, tell him or her that you need decongestants (nasal sprays are fine too). Do not take antihistamines and never exceed the prescribed or recommended dosage.

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Can the consumption of pepper cause your voice to have problems?

My voice is not clear when I sing, it is like there is phlegm in my throat , is this as a result of eating pepper?

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Bell peppers (without any seeds) are excellent hydrating snacks. However, if you eat black, red, or any other dried pepper, then it may hurt your voice. It is a good idea to drink more warm water to get rid of the mucus, or phlegm, feeling. Eat more fruits and remove any dairy products, raw eggs, and heavy meals.

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Hi, my voice has become horsey lately. I was having a cold for the past week and I have a concert coming up starting tomorrow what should I do?

Horsey voice, tight throat and mucus around my throat area

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How can I sing high notes comfortably? What to eat and drink to keep my voice fresh?

Hello, I am a lecturer by profession. Singing is what I'm passionate about. I have a heavy voice and find it difficult to sing high notes melodiously. The fear in me makes me repress my voice when singing high notes. As a result, it gets hoarse. I'm afraid that I may damage my vocal cords

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Fear is conducive to the vocal cords not relaxing. To overcome the fear, try not to shout or yell while singing or pressing the voice. Gradually, reach the higher range by practicing with an instrument. Each time you hit a higher note, practice it until it feels very natural. Be very patient, even if takes years, you have to work on expanding your range every time. Practice each note higher and higher until you feel comfortable, and, of course, you can always view our tutorial on how to expand your vocal range by clicking this link. Using your head voice will put less tension on your voice as lower air compression is required for higher notes.

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For food, always eat fresh vegetables and fruits that have no acid (avoiding pomelos, oranges, tomatoes, lemons, and so on): watermelons, melons, grapes, etc. Drink a lot of warm water with non-caffeinated additions: honey, licorice, or even some juice. Eat whole grains. Don't eat for 2 to 3 hours before going to bed.

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I only have three days until my Aunt's Funeral! I've been doing this for twenty three years, but this may be the biggest one I've done yet! I went to he Doctor and got a shot, some Antibiotics and some Prescribed Cough Medicine. What can I do to ensure that I can sing within the next three days because My Voice is shot now from this Alergy/Sinus Infection with all of the Mucus build up and Very Prevailant Inflammation.

What can I do to get all of my Voice back in Three Days?

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Just wondering if Tylenol or Advil is better for a singer who has a headache. I think one is better than the other and I can't remember which it is?

Just wondering if Tylenol or Advil is better for a singer who has a headache. I think one is better than the other and I can't remember which it is?

There is no definite advice on that. It is quite popular that singers take Tylenol over Advil, but that means little if we take short terms in account. For long-term solutions, always consult your doctor!

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My cartilage are swelling after my practice in high scale?

Sir can I stop this by any exercise or I can't?

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Good evening here, what are the factors that will promote unharmed vocal folds?

What are the factors that may harm vocal folds?

Beneficial factors:

  • hydration (always have warm water with you);
  • a lot of rest;
  • a balanced diet (no caffeine, no alcohol, no fast carbohydrates);
  • purity of air (no second-hand smoking is allowed).

Harmful factors:

  • weightlifting;
  • any inflammatory illnesses;
  • heating systems or air conditioners;
  • medicine and anaesthetics (for example, at a dentist);
  • some food that is listed in the article.

Our choir director told us to take two tablespoons of mustard for vocal cord hoarseness and stamina. Is that true. If so, how does mustard enhance vocal ability.etc. any good for me to use?

I used to be a really great singer. But through the years of singing and not taking care of my vocals I'm always having trouble with hoarseness, mucus and postnasal drip drainage, as well as not being able to sing or hit high range notes. Its a strain on my vocals and I suffer severely with these types of problems and more. No matter what I do, my voice will not restore its natural ability to sing. I'm embarrassed and don't feel confident any more when I get up before an audience to sing because I sound really horrible. I love to sing and now I'm so sorry I can't because of vocal abuse and not doing things to correct it which I didn't know to. Can you please tell me what can I do if there is a chance I can recover from all these problems that plague my voice? Also, are the throat sprays like Vocal Eze, Clear Voice, etc. any good for me to use.

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Is it supposed to be thick or light?

When you put in all the ingredients, is the drink supposed to be thick

Drink are generally well-diluted. There is only one tablespoon of honey per cup of warm water. Licorice root tea is thin. 1/4th of juice (grape, pineapple, apple) with 3/4th of warm water is fine. So, it should be light (or thin).

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Am I breathing / support wrong?

Whenever I try to consciously support my breathing by using "belly breathing" or pushing out my stomach as I have been told, I feel that I am straining to sing more than if I don't. Am I doing something wrong? I know that when you sing you are not supposed to feel any irritation or discomfort in the throat. I also heard that people say that when you sing you are supposed to have a firm stomach or core for support. I just think that I am not supporting my voice the proper way. Thank you for any help or advise.. I have tried: I have tried to sing at a lower/ softer level to make sure that I don't cause any vocal cord irritation. This also helps me with controlling the amount of air I expel when I sing.. I think it was caused by: I think a lot of the problems I have with singing is mental. I have many things on my mind or going through my head when I sing which can make it more difficult or something of a chore. I want to mentally understand and know my voice and for it be fun.

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