Singers on tour or in a show, men and women of the cloak, radio and TV announcers, inspirational speakers and other professional voice users can get sick and run down, and be subject to seasonal allergies just like the rest of us common folk. But, the pressure to perform can be daunting and relying on hearsay and anecdotal tales of success with quick fixes can not only cloud good judgement but may lead to temporary or even permanent vocal damage.
If your voice has lost power or range, or you have significant vocal fatigue, nasal congestionor post-nasal drip, you likely have or are at risk for having vocal injury. It is important to see a laryngologist (ENT specializing in care of the professional voice) like Dr. Yagoda for preventive care, proper diagnosis and integrative treatment combining natural, alternative and traditional techniques. Your laryngologist should also coordinate your care with your vocal coach, singing teacher, speech pathologist, naturopath, acupuncturist, therapist, herbalist, and/or chiropractor to safely rehabilitate your voice while minimizing the risk of future injury.