Vocal hygiene

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What should I do more of? Drink fluids: 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. This helps hydrate the mucosa in the throat. Wet the throat regularly during the day. Inhale water vapour using a steamer cup or a cold air mister. Gargle with tepid water especially after the use of asthma inhalers. Title {%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%}{%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%} …

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thyroplasty

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What is a Thyroplasty?A thyroplasty is a procedure performed on the vocal cords to help improve your voice. Why do I need this operation? Your surgeon has recommended that you have this operation in order to improve the quality and tone of your voice. Thyroplasty offers a permanent solution. What can I expect before the operation?Before your operation you will …

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patients being discharged following removal of a voicebox

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While you are in hospital You will be shown how to care for your stoma and speaking valve if present. You will be taught how to use the nebuliser – and if necessary, the suction machine. Nurses will also show your carer, partner or family how to use any equipment and check they are confident before you go home. Your …

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Nasal douche

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What is nasal douching?A nasal douche washes the nose and removes crusts and debris, keeping the nose clean and healthy. Reasons for douching After nasal surgery. After nasal surgery the inside of the nose and can often be left raw and sore. The mucus produced by the nose can become dry and form a crust. This drying can mean that …

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Menieres disease

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What is Ménière’s disease? Ménière’s disease is a disorder that affects the labyrinth (a system of passages) of your inner ear, which is important for hearing and balance. About 1 in 1000 people have Ménière’s disease and it may affect an equal number of men and women. It may develop it at any age, but it is most common in …

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Managing rhinitis

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What is Rhinitis?Rhinitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the lining of the nose. It usually involves a blocked, runny or itchy nose and possibly bouts of sneezing. These symptoms may occur throughout the year, or they may be present only occasionally (in Seasonal Rhinitis like hayfever, for example). For some people the symptoms are a result of …

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