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.