Nodule in the throat
Created by Updated on Sep 25, 2013
My daughter had developed a nodule in her throat. It is cured after medication of an ENT specialist but she can not sing in high pitch. Whenever she does so her voice is affected. Any suggestions? Foods and home remedies that may help and of course any other medications.
| Sep 25, 2013
Hi Nayan! Vocal chord nodules are formed in people who constantly strain their voice such as singer's, teacher's or screamer's, public speakers, actor's throat, etc. The treatment requires resting of vocal cords by not speaking or straining the vocal cords which permit the nodules to shrink and voice therapy can be used to treat these nodules. Breath management is crucial for safe singing to avoid vocal strain and abuse. Trying to sing higher than is absolutely easy and comfortable will cause vocal cords to stress and restrict. Some tips for singers are: drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water everyday, avoiding dairy products such as cheese, ice creams, which can produce mucus, avoid caffeine, avoid certain medication, avoid oily and spicy food, avoiding junk food such as chips, etc. taking steam, u can give a concoction of 3 crushed peppercorn , 3 crushed tulsi leaves mixed with a teaspoon of honey 2 times in a day. Resting of voice till nodules are gone completely will help recover. Hope this helps!
| Sep 25, 2013
Thank you so much Shikha. I will do the needful. What about milk? I keep milk( about a glass) every day or alternate day in her diet. Ice creams are occasional about once a month and cheese is also infrequent. It is difficult to keep a child completely away from junk food but I am trying and counseling her on that. What is the relation of mucus and nodule please?Thanks again.
| Sep 26, 2013
Dear Parent! Vocal abuse such as incorrect singing, excessive yelling makes the cords hit against each other causing inflammation and phlegm (mucus with bacteria, inflammatory cells , debris etc. ). Dairy products such as milk, cheese etc. makes mucus thicker than the normal thereby making breathing difficult for the patient and it can also induce coughing.