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7 tips to thin MUCUS | How to REDUCE PHLEGM for Singing | #DrDan

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Seven handy tips to help you reduce phlegm when singing. Thick, chunky, heavy, gross…these are all words used to describe that feeling we get when, due to illness, our chests and throats are congested with way too much phlegm..
A phlegmy throat can be a nightmare for the singer, but there are a few things that you can do to help alleviate the congestion and accelerate your return to health..
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0:53 Hydration.
When we’re well hydrated our bodies can fight infection more effectively. And your body will be able to thin out the mucus better helping you to move it up and away from your lungs..
1:25 The Power of Steam.
There are two different ways you can steam it up: humidifiers and personal steam inhalers (vaporisers)..
3:09 Benefits of Bromelain.
Typically found in pineapples, Bromelain, when taken in concentrated forms has been shown to act as a natural anticoagulant by breaking down the blood-clotting protein fibrin..
3:43 Dr Gould’s Salt Gargle.
4:35 Eucalyptus Oil.
As a last resort, try adding some eucalyptus oil to your humidifier and vaporiser. Only do this if you know you won’t be needing to sing in the next couple of days because the eucalyptus oil can be rather abrasive to the mucosal lining of the vocal tract..
5:05 Clear the mucus with an Expectorant.
Again, only as a last resort after you’ve tried and persisted with everything I’ve already mentioned, try using an over the counter expectorant to move the thick stuff..
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Vocal Cord Swelling Checks: A Simple Way to Detect the Early Signs of Vocal Injury

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Vocal cord swelling checks can help prevent a chronic vocal injury. The swelling checks, which are a pair of short, simple vocal exercises, help you to monitor the health of your vocal cord mucosa and detect the presence of any possible swelling, which could be the beginning of a potentially more serious vocal cord injury. By performing these checks twice a day every day, you can hopefully respond quickly to any warning signs and avoid the need for treatment down the road..
In this video, Dr. Bastian explains more fully how vocal injury might occur, he introduces and demonstrates the two swelling checks he recommends, and he discusses the long-term strategy for incorporating these checks into your daily routine..
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Good and Bad Foods For Your Voice

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DISCLAIMER: always check with your doctor before making any changes to your dietary or health regimen. In this segment Alicia lists foods that can sabotage or heal your voice. #voicefoods #vocalstrength #frictionlessclarity #publicspeaking #publicspeakingtips.
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I Wrote a Song Using Only Hate Comments 2

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5 Daily Habits for a Healthy Singing Voice

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Use the five daily habits to keep your voice healthy so that it is in tip top shape when you are ready to sing..
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DO’S AND DON’TS OF DIET FOR VOCAL PERFORMANCE

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Ever wonder if what we eat is affecting our voice?
Well, yes it is..
In this video, voice coach Darren McStay discusses the best and worst things you can put in your mouth when it comes to vocal performance and the betterment thereof. Whether you use a voice coach, take a vocal class, would like to learn to sing or learn to speak better. This advice should help improve your voice when it’s needed. Diet is important so I hope you find these tips useful. Singers who want to know how to keep your voice healthy should watch this because what not to eat before singing is important..
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How Do Vocal Cords Work When You Sing?

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I hope you don’t get queasy. I’m going to show you live video of a singer’s vocal cords as she sings..
You may want to sit down…
Many students feel singing is a great mystery. They don’t understand how their voice works, why it works the way it does, and what’s involved with singing…
How do Vocal Cords Work?.
It all begins with the vocal cords. Specialists look at your vocal cords with a flexible or rigid scope. The flexible scope is a small cord with a camera at the end of it. It’s inserted through the nose and extended down the throat to see the vocal cords..
The rigid scope is like a large pen with a camera at the end. It’s used looking into the mouth and throat…
Both images look like this..
This can be confusing because the vocal cords are horizontal in the throat like this..
They are not vertical like this..
But when the scope sees the cords and projects it on the monitor, they look like they’re vertical (or up and down)..
Vocal cords…sometimes called vocal folds, are located in the mid-portion of your neck…about halfway between the top and bottom of your neck. There are two vocal cords and they’re connected in the front of your neck and open and close from the back of your neck…
They’re located inside the “voice box”, or larynx. The cords sit at the top of your windpipe or trachea. Men can feel the top of their “voice box” often called the “Adam’s Apple”. Women have the same thing but it’s smaller and harder to feel with your finger…
Your vocal cords are just behind the Adam’s Apple. Women can sometimes feel their Adam’s Apple by placing their finger underneath their chin and gently push inward into the middle of their neck as they drag their finger down toward their chest. About halfway down your neck, you can feel a small bump. That’s your Adam’s Apple and your vocal cords are just behind it. I can feel a small “v” right in the center and top of my Adams Apple. That’s cartilage…
Vocal Cords: Women Versus Men.
At birth, our vocal cords are the same length, approximately 2mm. By age 20, women’s cords are about 10 mm and men’s 16mm in length. The change for men is much greater and this causes a deepening of the voice and can make singing during this vocal change much harder…
Vocal cords are tissue and are 3 dimensional. That means that they have length, width, and depth. Just like other tissue in your body, there are different layers of tissue. Vocal cords have 3 primary layers, muscle, ligament, and mucosa. That’s the slick outer layer of the vocal cord…
The vocal cords open when we breathe, come together when we make noise with our voices and are covered up when we swallow. A type of lid, called the epiglottis, closes over the vocal cords when we swallow. Sometimes fluid gets through and we cough to clear it out…
When air passes through our vocal cords as we speak or sing, they create a series of sound waves that we can hear. This series of sound waves we call vibration. The vocal cords create the initial vibrations which are the initial tones we hear that begin the sound we make when speaking and singing…
Watch and listen as these vocal cords create the vibrations that become our voices. (See Video of Cords)..
Vocal Types and Vocal Cords.
Do you know your vocal type? I’m not talking about whether you’re a soprano, alto, tenor or bass…
Your vocal type helps you understand what your vocal cords tend to do when you sing.For example, if you are a light chest/no chest vocal type, that means your vocal cords are not closing as firmly as is needed…
With each vocal type, your vocal cords tend to do specific things as you sing…
Once you know your vocal type you can begin eliminating weaknesses in your voice and get the singing voice you want…
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Eating ice cream can also make your vocal chords feel gunky because of the high levels of lactose and sugar. If you’re dying for some sugar, try sucking on a.Alcohol diminishes vocal control by causing constriction of the blood vessels in vocal tissue. Cold drinks contract and stiffen the throat and voice.

Although some people like lemon water, you should avoid it before singing, as it will dry your throat. Other foods that are drying include salty foods, heavily peppered and spicy foods, and caffeine.Dairy Products Reduce consumption of dairy products such as cheese and milk which precipitates mucus production that can irritate the lining of the vocal cords.

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Caffeine and Carbonated Drinks. Instead of getting that cup of coffee or a can of your favorite soda, you can opt for decaffeinated beverages such as tea with honey.Anything that has been deep-fried or prepared in a lot of oil tends to gunk up your vocal cords with too much fat. Fried food is also another heartburn trigger — you don’t want indigestion right before a show!

Butter. Like fried food, butter is oily and.Cold drinks cause our throats and our voices to contract and stiffen, and this is not good for singing because we need our vocal cords and throats to be warmed up and flexible in order to be able to hit the various pitches that we sing!

Other bad singing foods include nuts and snack foods.Singers should take extra care to stay away from dairy, alcohol, caffeine and other substances that can be potentially harmful to your voice (dehydrating, acidic.Milk and other dairy products trap phlegm in your throat, making it difficult to produce a rich, clear tone. The reason is that the dairy thickens the phlegm, making it harder to clear from your healthy vocal cords. Clearing your throat repeatedly can bring.

This may cause inflammation of the vocal cords, which can damage your voice and singing ability. Chocolate, ketchup and other tomato products, fried foods, mustard, citrus, onions, peppermint and vinegar are all common heartburn triggers, so monitor your intake of these foods, especially before a.The best drinks that you can take are those at room temperature. You should also stay away from spicy foods such as chilies, garlic, pepper, and other spices. These are not proper foods for singers because they could harm your vocal cord and throat.

One good thing that you can do is to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Note: when choosing protein-rich foods, avoid foods that are too oily and fatty. These types of foods harm your vocal cords. Water, fresh veggies, and tasty fruits are great ways of hydrating your vocal cords.

Combine these and you fight vocal strain and dry throat.“Anything that’s soothing is fine,” says Dr. Milstein, whether that’s a cup of hot herbal tea or cooling water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. These can dehydrate your vocal cords.

Avoid the.If your throat feels dry or tired, or your voice is getting hoarse, reduce your voice use. The hoarseness is a warning sign that your vocal cords are irritated.

5.Caring for your voice takes a well-rounded approach. In addition to vocal warm-ups and attention to environmental factors, such as cold or smoke, you need to eat conscientiously. Most foods that you should avoid do not trigger disease in the vocal cords.

BAD: Caffeine and alcohol – these beverages are bad for singing as both caffeine and alcohol are diuretics, which leads to dehydration and therefore the constriction of the throat muscles. Tightness in the throat is not good for singing, as it disables the vocal folds from vibrating freely.Avoiding processed foods, sugar, high carbohydrates, and fried or fatty foods is essential for maintaining your health and the general functioning of your body.

Dairy such as in yogurts or other foods may cause excess or thick mucus that could adversely affect your voice quality, but are not necessarily bad for you.

List of related literature:

Various foods are said to affect the voice.

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fromProfessional Voice, Fourth Edition: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, 3-Volume Set
by Robert Thayer Sataloff
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2017

Singers, teachers, other professional voice users, sports fanatics (shouting), and people who eat a diet contributing to LPR are more likely to suffer from benign causes of dysphonia.

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fromENT Secrets E-Book
by Melissa A. Scholes, Vijay R Ramakrishnan
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Finally, salty foods also tend to dry out the vocal cords, so many singers try to avoid them in excess.

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fromHow to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening
by Julian Treasure
Mango Media, 2017

Common recommendations to reduce vocal inflammation include vocal rest and eating foods that do not sustain inflammation, such as those high in sugars and fatty acids, like doughnuts and other fried foods.

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fromVoice Disorders, Third Edition
by Christine Sapienza, Bari Hoffman Ruddy
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2016

cases, restriction of these foods from the diet before a voice performance may be helpful.

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fromVocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition
by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2017

Foods that irritate the throat (e.g., vinegar) and crumbly or stringy foods (e.g., cake, cookies, potato chips, celery, cheeses) should be avoided.

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fromPhysical Rehabilitation
by Susan B O’Sullivan, Thomas J Schmitz, George Fulk
F.A. Davis Company, 2019

In some cases, restriction of these foods from the diet before a voice performance may be helpful.

(Video) The REAL Cause of a Constant Phlegmy (Mucus) Throat

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fromDiagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders
by John S. Rubin, Robert T. Sataloff, Gwen S. Korovin
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2014

Singers should avoid these foods if they experience any of these effects.

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fromTreatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition
by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2017

Caffeine dries out the vocal cords, as do citrus products such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruit.

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fromPower in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons
by Jerry Vines, James L. Shaddix
Moody Publishers, 1999

Some foods may also be responsible for voice complaints in people with “normal” vocal folds.

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fromChoral Pedagogy, Third Edition
by Brenda Smith, Robert T. Sataloff
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2013

FAQs

What foods damage vocal cords? ›

Avoiding processed foods, sugar, high carbohydrates, and fried or fatty foods is essential for maintaining your health and the general functioning of your body. Dairy such as in yogurts or other foods may cause excess or thick mucus that could adversely affect your voice quality, but are not necessarily bad for you.

What food should be avoided for voice? ›

Some foods and beverages to avoid prior to singing are mucous producing foods such as dairy, stimulants such as caffeine and spicy foods, soft drinks, refined sugars, chocolate, iced drinks and alcohol (including wine and beer).

What things damage your vocal cords? ›

The most common cause of vocal fold disorders is vocal abuse or misuse. The type of vocal cord disorder (see above) may have different causes. This includes excessive use of the voice when singing, talking, coughing or yelling. Smoking and inhaling irritants are also considered vocal abuse.

Can what you eat affect your voice? ›

Diet choices can have a big effect on your voice. If you notice inconsistencies in your range, vocal flexibility, or even breath control, food could be a cause. Each human body responds differently to diet choices and meal schedules.

Is coffee bad for vocal cords? ›

Unfortunately, coffee can seriously dehydrate you and create havoc with your voice. It can damage your vocal cords, increase acid production, and act as a diuretic – not a good thing! As it tightens and restricts muscles, your pitch or dynamic range can be affected.

Is milk bad for vocal cords? ›

Should singers avoid milk in general? Milk is bad for singers because it stresses your vocal cords. However, there are many health benefits to drinking milk, so we don't suggest cutting it out from your diet altogether. Instead, avoid drinking milk on rehearsal and performance days.

Is milk good for your voice? ›

But dairy in general is difficult for the body to break down. It's a big no-no before your show. In many cases, it causes acid reflux that can creep up your esophagus and burn your vocal cords. In all cases, it tends to cling to everything in your throat, thickening the mucus that's already present.

What fruit is good for voice? ›

Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are all anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants will repair your cells and prevent infection. It's great to eat anti-inflammatory foods as they won't affect your vocal cords negatively.

Is banana good for voice? ›

Although bananas are good for nerves, mood, and sustaining energy levels, they're not so kind on your vocals. Bananas can produce extra phlegm or mucus which sits on your vocal cords and leads to an unclear tone.

How do you keep your vocal cords healthy? ›

Modify use of speaking or singing voice.
  1. Absolutely no screaming or shouting.
  2. Warm up gently before voice use.
  3. Use easy onset of voicing.
  4. Avoid vocal projection.
  5. Use soft, breathy vocal quality during speaking.
  6. Maintain use of good breath support during speaking or singing.
  7. Use only mid-range during singing.

What helps heal vocal cords? ›

Lifestyle and home remedies
  1. Breathe moist air. Use a humidifier to keep the air throughout your home or office moist. ...
  2. Rest your voice as much as possible. ...
  3. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration (avoid alcohol and caffeine).
  4. Moisten your throat. ...
  5. Avoid decongestants. ...
  6. Avoid whispering.
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Does crying affect your vocal cords? ›

If a baby is crying too much, this can strain their vocal cords. This is no different than when you spend too much time cheering at a concert or sporting event. In rare cases, crying may also put enough stress on the vocal cords that your baby may develop nodules.

What food is good for the voice? ›

Best Foods
  • Water. Be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. ...
  • Toast and Unsalted Crackers. You can keep your voice naturally hydrated by eating toasted bread and unsalted crackers. ...
  • Cantaloupe. Cantaloupes and other melons are about 90% water. ...
  • Warm Herbal Tea. ...
  • Milk. ...
  • Ice Cream. ...
  • Bacon. ...
  • Citrus.
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Is Egg good for voice? ›

The amino acid N-acetyl cysteine in raw eggs is thought to clear the toxins in the vocal cords and thus provide a clear voice. For this reason, many people think that the voice will improve immediately by drinking raw eggs in situations that require performance such as concerts, pre-conferences, etc.

What drinks are good for your voice? ›

The best drinks for your singing voice are water (especially room-temperature water, perhaps with a squeeze or two of lemon) and tea, but be careful about consuming too much caffeine, which can dehydrate you.

Is tea bad for your voice? ›

The caffeine in some teas can be more harmful to your voice than good. But drinking green and herbal teas with some honey or lemon is going to have major soothing benefits for your voice. Peppermint teas will naturally energize you while chamomile teas have a natural relaxing effect.

Does drinking water help your vocal cords? ›

Vocal hydration

Your vocal cords are your instrument and drinking water is the best way to maintain vocal health. Drinking regularly throughout the day will keep your larynx hydrated. Water should be a singer's drink of choice because it lubricates your vocal folds, allowing them to vibrate fully.

Can coffee Lower your voice? ›

Abstract. Caffeine is considered to be a dehydrating agent with detrimental effects on the quality of voice of persons ingesting it. This has led medical personnel dealing with voice disorders, especially in the case of professional voice users, to give advice against the use of caffeine.

Is lemon good for your vocal cords? ›

Is lemon good for your voice? Yes, as lemon has a high source of vitamin C to help fight infection and, like honey, contains calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Lemons contain citric acid which helps to break down the mucus in your throat and also helps to relieve you of throat inflammations.

Is ginger good for the vocal cords? ›

If your voice is sick because you have a cold or flu for example, these sorts of things would be, at the very least, soothing for you. Let's take ginger, which has known anti-inflammatory properties and so could help in terms of reducing any inflammation in your throat or at least bring you some kind of comfort.

Is honey Good for vocal cords? ›

Honey can help singers recover quicker from strained, sore, and lost voices. But honey isn't just effective when you're ill; it can be used to prevent vocal problems too. It's thick, smooth consistency coats and lubricates the throat, providing relief to your vocal cords and voice after a strenuous performance.

Is ice cream good for vocal cords? ›

For most people, eating dairy products like milk, yogurt, ice cream or cottage cheese will create mucus, and should be avoided within a couple of hours before singing. For most, hard cheeses don't do that. Mucus coats your throat and makes it harder to sing.

Is boiled egg good for singers? ›

In all seriousness, while it's important to still eat in moderation and to not eat within two hours of a performance, keep an eye out for these voice-friendly foods: Hard- and soft-boiled eggs. Plain baked fish, such as salmon or tilapia, but stay away from the tartar sauce.

What foods irritate the larynx? ›

You should avoid foods that might irritate your throat more or that are difficult to swallow.
...
These foods may include:
  • crackers.
  • crusty bread.
  • spicy seasonings and sauces.
  • sodas.
  • coffee.
  • alcohol.
  • dry snack foods, such as potato chips, pretzels, or popcorn.
  • fresh, raw vegetables.

How do you heal damaged vocal cords? ›

Treatment may include voice therapy, bulk injections, surgery or a combination of treatments. In some instances, you may get better without surgical treatment. For this reason, your health care provider may delay permanent surgery for at least a year from the beginning of your vocal cord paralysis.

How do you heal a damaged voice? ›

Home Remedies: Helping a hoarse voice
  1. Breathe moist air. ...
  2. Rest your voice as much as possible. ...
  3. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration (avoid alcohol and caffeine).
  4. Moisten your throat. ...
  5. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking, and avoid exposure to smoke. ...
  6. Avoid clearing your throat. ...
  7. Avoid decongestants. ...
  8. Avoid whispering.
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