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Voice Abuse

bulletDo not overuse the voice
bullet Avoid singing continuously in the extremes of your vocal range (high and low)
bulletAvoid continuous "belt" singing
bulletAvoid screaming, yelling, and loud laughter
bulletAvoid prolonged shouting. Activities that require shouting (such as cheerleading) should be approached with caution
bulletAvoid habitual coughing and throat clearing. This can irritate the vocal folds, causing swollen, red tissue
bulletAvoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
bulletAvoid smoking