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Question by  sanandraj (26)

What can I do to help heal vocal cord nodules in a child?


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Vocal cord nodules impairs one's speaking ability. This condition can be cured through speech therapy, vocal training and sometimes through vocal rest. In rare cases nodules are removed through the procedure called laryngoscopy. It involes a minor surgery.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Surgery is usually not done for a child's vocal cord nodules. The usual treatment is voice therapy. Both the child and parents will be educated about the vocal cord problems. Different exercises will be taught as in breathing correctly. The child learns how to produce the best voice quality which relieves the strain and lets the vocal cords heal.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

The treatments for vocal cord nodules are speech therapy, vocal training and sometimes, vocal rest. In rare cases, a minor surgery may be required. Laser surgery is very effective.


Answer by  GRRL (126)

Encourage the child to use his "indoor voice." You can make a game of learning to speak slowly and breathe deeply. Offer non-caffeinated fluids throughout the day to reduce irritation.


Answer by  sarah1967 (626)

When a child or anyone suffers a vocal cord injury the main way to heal our vocal cords is rest. The vocal cords should be used as little as possible. Healing is a natural process.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Generally, resting the voice is recommended for vocal nodules. In some cases they will subside and in others they won't. It is not common for a child to have surgery for vocal nodules. Your physician should be able to advise you more thoroughly on the condition, recommendations and what to expect.


Answer by  pambam (892)

Not speaking is the best treatment, which is difficult for a child. Just remember that the worst things are singing and whispering to make sure he or she avoids those.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

Reduce the amount of vocalization for the child, soft foods, ice cream and cooler things can help with the pain and sometimes motrin for inflammation. Its the best thing to do to ask the child to speak as little as possible or not at all. have the child show you what they need instead of asking for it.


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

Encourage the child to use his 'inside voice' and avoid voice stress (such as cheering or screaming). Your child may need speech therapy/vocal training to modify his voice habits.

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