Vocal nodes

Gargle warm salt water.

Simply mix 1/2 tsp. of table salt in a glass of warm water, stir thoroughly and gargle for three minutes, then spit. You can swallow just a bit of the water so it coats the inside of your throat. The idea is to coat your vocal cords with warm salt water. This helps reduce swelling and pain through the process of osmosis. Avoid actually drinking the salt water, especially if you are on a low- sodium diet for high blood pressure. The pain should significantly decrease after using the salt water. Do this a maximum of three times a day.

Glutathione Shots Reverse Vocal Cord


  • Rest your voice.

    Speak only when necessary, and remember that most cases of vocal cord nodules occur because of vocal abuse. Rest your voice at least once a day. If speaking hurts too much, carry a paper and pen so you can still communicate with people around you.

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    Control your voice.

    If your throat problem is not very serious, you can just practice altering your pitch, loudness and breath support. For example, if you speak in a high or loud voice, it will do you good to refrain from speaking in high notes or talking too loud. You can also enlist the help of a speech language pathologist to train your voice and reduce new occurrences. In some cases, proper speech therapy can get rid of vocal nodules within 12 weeks.



Glutathione, a naturally occurring antioxidant with many physiologic functions, can quickly resolve vocal cord polyps and may have a role in the management of other respiratory tract disorders, according to Benjamin Asher, MD, a New York City based Ear, Nose & Throat specialist.

“I’ve seen vocal nodules and polyps shrink down to almost nothing after a few IV glutathione treatments. In many cases, these patients can avoid surgery,” says Dr. Asher, who pioneered this novel therapy a few years ago.

The treatment is very simple: 2 grams of glutathione as an IV push via a 10 cc syringe with a butterfly needle.

“It has a tremendous positive effect in people with vocal fatigue, vocal fold nodules and polyps. These are common problems among professional singers and speakers who are constantly exerting their voices. If these conditions are severe they can be livelihood threatening. Such patients are often referred for surgery which is invasive, expensive, and not always effective,” he told Holistic Primary Care in an interview.

The glutathione push is an excellent short-term rescue. He’s used it to give Broadway singers immediate relief and get them through difficult weeks. But if given on a regular basis, the treatment can be truly therapeutic, in some cases reversing longstanding vocal cord lesions and voice problems.