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Raspy voice

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  • Posted By: robert lorick
  • October 29, 2006
  • 03:23 PM

I am a radio actor, voice over artist, age 64. I find that lately my voice is very gravelly and I have to clear my throat a lot. Phlegm collects high in the back of my throat and while I do have mild emphysema, I do not have lung congestion, coughing or wheezing. The problem is the voice - my livelihood - and a raspy, rough quality. Age is probably a factor and I've been taking Advair and Spiriva for my shortness of breath for 8 months. Would this cause me to have the voice problem? At a recent recording session, a colleague gave me a hot water, honey and lemon mixture that was somewhat helpful. Does that make sense? Also, I have been advised to avoid dairy products. Again, true? What about an antihistimine, altho I hate adding any medication to my already full plate - Lipitor, Cymbalta, Accyclovir, Synthroid, Percocet. Thanks. Robert

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