Salivary Glands

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Salivary Glands Where Are Your Salivary Glands? The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. We call the major salivary glands the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. They all secrete saliva into your mouth, the parotid through tubes that drain saliva, called salivary ducts, near your upper teeth, submandibular under your tongue, and the sublingual through many ducts in the floor of your mouth. Besides these glands, there are many tiny glands called minor salivary glands located … read more >>

Post Nasal Drip

Post Nasal Drip The glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus (one to two quarts a day). It moistens and cleans the nasal membranes, humidifies air, traps and clears inhaled foreign matter, and fights infection. Although mucus normally is swallowed unconsciously, the feeling that it is accumulating in the throat or dripping from the back of your nose is called post-nasal drip. This feeling can be caused by excessive or thick secretions or by throat muscle and swallowing … read more >>

Maintaining Vocal Health Chart

Maintaining Vocal Health Chart

While the full sized vocal health chart below is largely self-explanatory, three factors contributing to vocal distress taken from Thurman’s articles perhaps need some explanation. Disease Circumstances (such as allergies or viral colds) and Aggravating Circumstances (such as lack of sleep, and spending time in smoky or polluted air) are factors which can cause vocal distress. Predisposing Circumstances include Psychological Stress Reaction – becoming emotionally upset. The emotional tension often associated with such distress has a negative impact on the voice. Persons who suffer from what is commonly called “stage fright” experience the shortness of breath, “lump in throat” and other symptoms which impair good vocal production. Under Heredity, Thurman includes individuals whose vocal mechanism tires at an abnormally fast rate.

Vocal Health Chart:

The following flow chart graphically depicts procedures for maintaining good vocal health:

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Maintaining Vocal Health

Maintaining Vocal Health Chart

Maintaining Vocal Health David Otis Castonguay Radford University email: dcastong@radford.edu View Maintaining Vocal Health Graphic Chart For many school-aged singers, the choral director is the only significant source of professional instruction and advice they will ever receive about their voice. The choral director is their first line of defense for vocal health. A conductor’s skill at diagnosis of vocal faults must be matched by a willingness to refer students to the proper health care professional. This is a copy of … read more >>

Ingredients

A list of ingredients found in popular throat sprays and lozenges. Echinacea (Echinacea Angustifolia, dried root). A must in the beginning stages of a cold or flu. Increases production, maturation and aggressiveness of white blood cells against intruders. Great on swollen areas due to bee, wasp, gnat and mosquito bites. Helps reduce swelling and stimulates repair of tendons, ligaments and muscle sheaths. Excellent for tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, skier’s knee and jogger’s ankle. Prevents or slows down bacterial and viral … read more >>

Hoarse Throat

Doctor, Why Am I Hoarse? What Is Hoarseness? Hoarseness is a general term that describes abnormal voice changes. When you have a hoarse throat, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or there may be changes in volume (loudness) or pitch (how high or low the voice is). The changes in sound are usually due to disorders related to the vocal folds that are the sound producing parts of the voicebox (larynx). While breathing, the vocal folds remain apart. When … read more >>

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Entertainers Secret Throat Spray

throat spray for singers

We found the Entertainers Secret Throat Spray to be very helpful with vocal hydration. It seems to be particularly helpful during high levels of vocal activity to increase the moisture. Designed to soothe dry throats & hoarse voice, but is also a great tool to PREVENT them. HYDRATE YOUR THROAT with ENTERTAINERS SECRET Throat Spray! Keeping your voice and vocal cords from getting dry is very important. Use this product for hydration when water just isn’t enough! WHY NOT JUST DRINK WATER? Drinking lots of water is … read more >>