Here are some tips to help you tune it up
- Avoid Shouting or loud voice use: Loud voice and excessive shouting can cause damage to your vocal cords. So when you use your voice, use it at an optimal pitch and loudness.
- Avoid whispering: Contrary to popular belief, whispering also has harmful effects on your voice.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids and have multiple sips of water during long conversations to avoid excessive damage to your vocal cords.
- Take frequent breaks: In scenarios where you are forced to use your voice for prolonged periods, take frequent breaks and sip water in between.
- Quit smoking: Give up the harmful habit of smoking. Avoid passive smoking as well as it also affects the vocal cord.
- Manage your allergies and acid reflux: This irritates your throat, causing the cough and post-nasal drip as well as hoarseness in the morning
When to meet your doctor?
In case you observe a change in your voice change that is not improving even after giving a short period to your vocal chords, please get yourself evaluated by an ENT specialist.