What’s going on behind the scenes?
Also known as singer’s nodules, these symmetric callouses form on the most superficial layer on the vocal cords due to overzealous contact between the vocal cords. This can happen to anyone who strains too much when talking or singing. Thus singers are particularly susceptible. Coaches and those who chronically shout form nodules as well.
How Tucson ENT can help
This is usually diagnosed with examination with a small, fiberoptic camera passed through the nose may be performed in the office (flexible laryngoscopy). Not to worry, local anesthesia can be applied in the nose to minimize discomfort prior to the procedure. The mainstay of treatment is speech therapy and voice rest. Surgery is less commonly necessary.
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