with normal voice
functioning and produce a hoarse, breathy or weak voice.
Vocal nodules develop from various reasons ranging from
voice overuse (such as prolonged singing, shouting or loud
talking) or cigarette smoke, viral infection, or chronic inflammation and sinusitis.
Moreover, it is believed that polyps or nodules are an
allergic inflammatory reaction. Allergy is an altered state
of normal immunity that overreacts to otherwise harmless
The commonest symptom of vocal nodules is hoarseness. The
voice may also sound low-pitched or slightly breathy.
Homoeopathic approach towards vocal nodules is more
totalistic and holistic. Rather than considering nodules as
a local problem, they are considered to be an affection of
the constitution. Moreover, allergy (which lies at the root
of this problem) is a constitutional problem and calls for
constitutional approach for its management. Homoeopathic
treatment is based on same constitutional approach for
management of any disease. Not only does Homoeopathy help in
resolving the nodules that have already formed, it also
helps in preventing the recurrence of the vocal nodules.
Suggestion about homoeopathic treatment:
Homoeopathy has a very positive role in the management of
vocal polyps, especially when they are small in size. In
case of professionals for whom voice is the only thing that
matters, risk of alteration of voice quality as a
complication of surgery, can be very serious. Interestingly,
timely administered homoeopathy treatment can help avoid
Remarks: Voice Therapy: Correcting the vocal pattern
that has created the disorder is very essential and here
comes into play the voice therapy. This mainly includes
teaching good vocal techniques to the patient that can
reduce the amount of pressure put on the vocal cords.