Monday, August 6, 2012

Vocal Cord Surgery

My daughter had laser vocal cord surgery to remove nodules, just over 3 weeks ago.  Last night during an argument with her partner - she shouted and then stopped - remembering, and feeling excruciating pain.  What can she do now to minimize damage?

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...

In this situation, basic vocal hygiene is called for... vocal rest, excellent hydration, and avoidance of laryngeal irritants (environmental irritants, alcohol/ smoke, acid reflux, etc.).  I would certainly also suggest a visit to her surgeon is in order to determine the source of her discomfort.

Good luck!

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