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Runny nose, sore throat, voice cracking, strain on vocal cords. Will serriapeptidase help?

My son is 12 yrs and weighs 55 kgs. his height is apprx 60 inches. He is a singer but he constantly gets a runny nose and sore throat . nowdays, his voice too is cracking and he finds a lot of strain in his vocal chords. We are worried as he wants to sing professionally. Somebody said that Serriapeptidase could help. Pls help!
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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I do understand your genuine concern and anxiety due to the constant sore throat problem your child is suffering from. A runny nose and sore throat indicate an upper respiratory infection. The same infection can seep down and affect his vocal cords resulting in inflammation and subsequent pain. Cracking of voice is a natural phenomena as he is going through his period of adolescence but this per se does not strain the vocal cords. So your child needs an ENT consult wherein the vocal cords would be examined to assess degree of infection. Following this examination ,he can be started on a week long course of antibiotics. Serratiopeptidase might help in bringing down inflammation of the voice box and bring only temporary relief but will not eliminate infection. So to sum it up, controlling the infection will bring relief and maintain his interest in singing.
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