Upper range gone after laryngitis
Date: November 4, 2015
in my early 40s, choral singer and part-time teacher of young children. I got laryngitis 2 weeks ago completely lost my voice. Doctor said viral and to rest so I cancelled classes and more or less stayed in bed for a few days, didn't go to choir and speaking voice returned though was shaky for another week. I also suffer from asthma which only occurs in winter and is aggravated by viral infections which unfortunately I seem to get a lot of. So I am coughing a lot now (it's cough variant asthma) and taking steroid inhaler twice daily and ventolin when I need it, could be around 6-8 puffs a day.
My problem is that while my speaking voice is more or less back to normal my singing voice is shot and I cannot sing above C5. Any advice as to what I can do to speed up the healing process? I still have to teach but only 2 hours a week and I am trying very hard to mind my voice when teaching.
Thanks in advance!
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