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Q. I had throat pain after singing, is that due to vocal strain?

Answered by
Dr. Srinidhi Ravi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 09, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a new singer. Last week, I sang a lengthy song without warm up. In the evening, I had severe throat pain. I gave voice rest, but still I have some sensitivity in my throat. I feel quite tired always. Is this because of vocal strain? I also have tonsils. My throat feels uncomfortable and at the end of the day, it hurts a lot. I never lost my voice due to singing or any type of throat pain. Currently, I am taking an antidepressant, Fluoxetine. Here is the picture for your reference, which I took four days after singing.

Dr. Srinidhi Ravi

Allergy Specialist Otolaryngology (E.N.T)


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  • You are suffering from vocal strain and a mild throat infection. You always feel tired due to this infection.
  • Whenever you suffer from any throat infection, it causes a strain on your voice. As you also sang without any warm up, your throat could not handle the additional strain.
  • I advice you voice rest for the next three days till the infection clears up, that is to avoid singing, whispering, shouting and speaking. Speak only when you absolutely need to.
  • Take plenty of warm fluids and soups. Avoid spicy food and cold drinks.
  • Do steam inhalation through your nose and mouth for your voice.
  • I suggest you Tylenol (Acetaminophen) if there is any lumpy feeling in the throat. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and then take the medicine with consent.

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