Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

Expert Treatment for Vocal Cord Polyps

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Houston ENT & Allergy
August 26, 2015

Many people enjoy going to a concert, especially if it's a band or group that they've always loved but have never seen live. Houston and the surrounding area sees a lot of big names come through each year, and if you go to a concert and yell as loud as you can, you might have a hard time speaking for the next few days. Vocal strain is common for those that use their voice a lot, or yell loudly for an extended period of time, but your voice should return to normal after a few days. If it does not, it's possible that the trauma from yelling caused polyps to form on your vocal cords and if that's the case, it's imperative to visit an ear, nose, and throat clinic right away. Our team in Kingwood can treat your polyps and restore your voice to normal working order.

Vocal polyps are also known as Reinke's edema, and they can cause severe voice changes and make it very hard for a person to speak normally. A scratchy or rough speaking voice can be indicative of polyps, as can the constant feeling that you have a lump in your throat. Having an otolaryngologist examine your larynx and vocal cords is the best way to quickly and properly diagnose the polyps, and we can recommend the proper course of treatment following your visit.

Going to a marquee concert can be the experience of a lifetime, but if you come away with a diminished or damaged voice, it can be beneficial to visit an ear, nose, and throat clinic as soon as possible. Our Kingwood team will check for polyps and other vocal cord conditions, helping you find the fastest way to speaking normally once again.

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