Some Advice Please
I have not been around in a while or been doing my program, but I will be starting again.
I am having vocal issues. I had a gig and stressed myself out with nerves which meant I pushed my voice more to hit the notes. I felt comfortable but a few days later, the soft palette felt sore, which then turned into an infection just at the nasal passage. Then it spread down my throat affecting my voice when singing. My throat became closed and every time I swallowed (this is the best description i can give) it felt velcro being pulled apart. Now I feel better, but some of my chest voice notes are weak around a B5, Bb5 to C5.
I felt stronger in y voice today and tried to sing out some Iron maiden's Fear of the dark, which went well and the infection helped give me the edge to my vocals. But even belting our the word "fear" was a struggle when it normally isnt. Now when I sing a note at about B5 there is a rasp on it and the note blips a few times when holding it.
So what I am wondering is, What can I do to make a speedy recovery apart from resting it? Also any tips on singing iron maiden would be great. :P