Sore throat in the cold season is a fairly common occurrence. And this happens not only because of a cold. After all, we don’t stop talking on the street: sometimes someone calls, then you chat with someone. But all this is quite a heavy load on our throat. Therefore, such an overvoltage can provoke hoarseness, or even a complete loss of voice, if you overstrain the vocal apparatus in the cold, warned otolaryngologist Vladimir Zaitsev.
The expert noted that in winter weather, a person often talks on the street, gets supercooled and swallows cold air.
Zaitsev also listed causes of loss of voice not related to frost. Often aphonia (aka loss of voice) occurs in actors, singers and announcers, he noted. People of such professions have to talk a lot and emotionally, giving an excessive load on the vocal cords.
Another cause of voice loss can be various diseases, including myasthenia gravis, which is explained by the weakness of the muscular apparatus.
There are paralysis and paresis of the larynx, when, due to neurological reasons, the nerve impulse does not go to the vocal fold. As a result, her mobility is either limited or completely absent. Oncological diseases can also occur when a benign or malignant formation grows in the laryngopharynx, which limits the mobility of the laryngopharynx, preventing it from moving normally.
As a preventive measure, the specialist urged to protect the voice in the cold season and talk in a comfortable range in order to avoid pain, soreness and other discomfort in the throat.
In addition to opening their mouths in the cold, people often wear medical masks. They are worn either in order not to get infected, or from frost. In any case, dermatovenereologist Pavel Vorozheikin advised not to wear masks in frosty weather. This will not protect against the virus, and the mask will get wet from breathing, which will harm the skin.