Vocal Hygiene Instructions

  • Rest your voice as much as possible. Do not try to whisper or shout.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
  • Avoid caffeine containing foods/beverages (ie., coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, etc.).
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Avoid any antihistamines or decongestants, unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Drink water instead of trying to clear your throat.
  • If instructed by your doctor, follow all gastroesophageal reflux precautions.