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Recovering from voice surgery requires active management on your part as the patient. There are several steps that should be taken for the best recovery.
voice surgeryVoice rest is critical. Avoid yelling and whispering. Choose activities in quiet surroundings and avoid noisy venues where voice strain is more likely.
Proper hydration is also important. The vocal cords need enough moisture to stay “lubricated” and not dry out. This does not mean drinking more coffee and soda. Addition of a misting humidifier at night can be helpful.
Cessation of alcohol and tobacco is important. Both are irritants and may prolong healing.
Avoid non-essential use of aspirin, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Also try to avoid medications that dry your mouth excessively. If you are not sure, contact our office.
If you have a history of acid reflux or heartburn, take the necessary dietary restrictions and use the prescribed medications.
Remember that the voice will take time to recover.
Office Phone 512-320-9915.