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The Science of Sore Throats

Monday, February 11, 2013

What do you do when you get a sore throat? (flickr/shellysblogger)

Winter can be tough on your vocal cords. Coughs, colds and sore throats all make using our voices a lot less pleasant – and, if dealt with incorrectly, could lead to bigger problems down the road, like a vocal fold hemorrhage or polyps. (Yuck!)

Dr. Lucian Sulica, Director of Voice Disorders/Laryngology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins us to explain what's actually happening when winter respiratory ailments cause sore throats or laryngitis -- and shares some tips on how to keep our vocal cords healthy in inclement weather. 

What do you do to keep your voice healthy in the winter? Got any helpful tips? Leave a comment below. 


Lucian Sulica

Comments [1]

Robin James from United States

Great post please share tips some more tips about sore throat

Mar. 02 2013 03:21 PM

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