Mudcat Café message #1909915 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97099   Message #1909915
Posted By: leeneia
14-Dec-06 - 10:00 PM
Thread Name: Damaged vocal Folds through Throat Clear
Subject: RE: Damaged vocal Folds through Throat Clear
Whether you are a singer or not, avoid clearing your throat. Clearing the throat slams the vocal folds into one another at high speed, and that's just not good for them. If you need to get phlegm off the folds, cough it away. Try to make it an "affected cough" sound.

This is advice I have had from more than one singing professional.