Hi I’m Rich from Clovis, Ca.

Anybody on here have asthma and deal with a lot of phlegm issues while singing? Not so much wheezing, but while speaking or singing phlegm works it’s way up from the lungs and get in vocal folds?
I usually take a nebulizer breathing treatment before doing shows.


  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro Posts: 15,046
    Hi, Rich.

    Even people without asthma have to clear their voices. And "clearing your voice" as in going "ahem!" is abrasive to the voice.

    A good gentle vocal warmup will help to clear your voice, and do so gently. Lip burbles, and gentle AH vowel scales can help to clear your throat.

    If you don't warm up before singing, the phlegm will work its way up while you are doing your first few songs, and that is not ideal.

    Staying well-hydrated can help, as well.

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