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Thread #166418   Message #4001281
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
20-Jul-19 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Remedies for diminished voice
Subject: RE: Remedies for diminished voice
She needs to be careful about the constant throat-clearing (i.e don't!) because it abrades the vocal cords, and if done repeatedly can damage them (so will whispering, which is not any kind of "voice saver"). Take a look at the thread below, and also the others linked in blue at the top of the page, which deals with a related issue: vocal wear and overstrain.

I'm worried that by trying to force her voice through the hoarseness, and repeatedly "clear" the phlegm, your wife is doing her cords grave harm. This becomes permanent after a certain point, if it's aggraveted enough, so - whatever the cause of the problem - you also need to be deal with its effects. I'm so sorry to be such a downer, but it's imperative that she rest her voice until it is healed, no matter how the trouble got started. Do please give this thread a read, and best of luck.

My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!