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

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If I cough a lot will I ruin my voice?


Unfortunately there are some cases that you might damage your vocal cords by coughing a lot. And not only ruin your voice but also your cords. Now, to prevent this. Go to your doctor and tell him that you are a singer and let him look at your cough.

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What ruins a good voice?


Here are the actions and foods that ruin a good voice:

  • Sick (cough and colds)
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Don't have enough rest.
  • Smoking, shouting, talking so loud and singing too much.
  • Drinking cold drinks like smoothies, shakes, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Eating too much sweet foods like sweet candies , chocolates, cakes, doughnuts, ice cream and brownies and all types of super sweet foods.
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It is OK to eat those foods that listed above or your favorite food, but not too much, so if you eat any of those foods just drink a lot of warm water. And you can see on this article the list of other foods that will ruin a good voice, go to this section "Avoid foods that can harm your voice".

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I Sang while my voice was hoarse, did I ruin my voice?


No, but what you have done is cause your voice to have to sit longer in order to be fully healed in the future from this current point. You are going to need to do your best to rest your voice as well as take the proper fluids so that you will be able to repair your voice in timely fashion.

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You can also perform the following:

Drink lots of fluids

Drink tea to eliminate mucus

Rest your voice from singing

Refrain from eating foods that contain sugar

If I cough after I do my warm up, will that mess up my voice?

I just got done with my warm up and I coughed 3 times. And now I feel like I messed up my vocal cords and now I am afraid to sing

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