Vocal hygiene is important! Increase your water intake. Decrease caffeine. Avoid excessive coughing and throat clearing. Avoid yelling or using a loud voice. Try to give yourself vocal rest different times throughout your day. Avoid other vocal misuse behaviors such as growling, motor noises, etc that use your voice harshly.
Children and adults who commonly struggle with hoarse vocal quality may include: singers, cheerleaders, performers, coaches, teachers, and others.
Prolonged vocal misuse or abuse may lead to vocal nodules or other physiological changes. If you have concerns, contact a speech-language pathologist or talk to your physician.