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Voice tiredness, please suggest remedy for it

My wife took up teachers job 4 months ago. for two months it went on well.latter she developed cough in the evening. it is dry and has increased in frequency and intensity. further now a days she is not able to talk for long periods. she gets cough after talking for few minutes. all investigation are normal. now doctors say it is dysphonia. that is voice tiredness . my wife is still 27 yrs and has one kid only and he is 18 months old. in this young age her voice is tired. how can this happen?
Sun, 1 May 2011
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Voice rest do na, why do you worry. think positive.

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muskaan's  Response
I also had the same problem, ima lecturesr in the college. While teaching i need to shout a lot during my class. I went to a ENT doctor he suggested to take voice rest. I also drink warm water this will hel to improve my language and voice. My neighbour suggested to take warm water and little honey added to hit, this really helped me a a lot
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Shinichiro's  Response
voice rest my doctor also advised. if i keep quite than what to teach at school, my mother also told ginger and honey. i discovered this new techenique. it is simple but need to be implemented. tie one face mask while travelling. its the dust which sits on the voice box and cause irritation. on reaching the school gargle with clean water. keep drinking water in between class. try avoiding teaching after afternoon. its simple and dont have to take the ginger or garlic.
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phammy's  Response
i do suffer with voice problem for 2years tried doctors all type of medicine but nothing is helping anything but recently i found lachesis on intenet and it improvrs the cracking hoarsness voice and dry
ENT Specialist Dr. Sanjay Kumar's  Response
Contact a Speech Language Pathologist.They will give voice therapy and teach vocal hygiene technique.As all investigation are normal your wife is an ideal candidate for voice therapy for her dysphonia.

Few tips for vocal hygiene are:

Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat.

Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is recommended

Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. Cancer of the vocal folds is seen most often in individuals who smoke.

Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking. It is important to support your voice with deep breaths from the diaphragm, the wall that separates your chest and abdomen.

Talking from the throat, without supporting breath, puts a great strain on the voice.

Consult speech language Pathologist to learn vocal hygiene.

Regards
Sanjay Kumar
B.Sc. (Hons.) Speech and Hearing, AIIMS New Delhi
M.Sc. Speech Language Pathology, AIISH Mysore
Consultant Speech Language Pathologist,Speech Therapist, Voice Therapist, Audiologist
Mobile :9900295717
Web:http://speechtherapyindia.in


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