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Homeopathy for Vocal Cord Polpys, Nodules and Paralysis

Vocal polyps are fluid filled sacs that can form on the lining of the vocal cords. Vocal nodules are small, callous growths. Papilloma is a wart like growth that can occur in the vocal cord area. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine.

Vocal polyps

Vocal polyps are fluid filled sacs that can form on the lining of the vocal cords. Usually only side of the vocal cords has a polyp. It can be caused initially by straining the voice on just one occasion, such as singing during a long, loud concert.

If the person continues to overuse his or her voice, the strained cord is further irritated and the polyp will grow. A child with a polyp may sound breathy or hoarse and may feel like clearing his throat because it feels like something is “down there. “ unfortunately, clearing the throat can make the problem worse, because it irritates the polyp.

Vocal nodule

Vocal nodules are small, callous growths that can start on one side of the vocal cords. As the irritated side bangs against the other vocal cord when vibrating, its hardness irritates the other side of the vocal cords, so it is fairly common to see two vocal nodules, one on each side, in a person with a long term hoarseness problem.

Nodules are typically caused by a long term source of irritation, such as yelling, or speaking loudly too often; chronic coughing; or singing or speaking with stress or strain. Nodules are more common in boys and more common than vocal polyps.


Is a wart like growth that can occur in the vocal cord area. The majority of l cases occur in children under the age of 6. When speaking, the child may sound as though she has vocal polyps or vocal nodules. The Papilloma can eventually block the airway, causing difficulty breathing.

Vocal cord paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis may be characterized by as either a superior laryngeal nerve deficit, recurrent laryngeal nerve deficit, or total vagus nerve deficit. Imaging should address the entire course of the vagus nerve and the recurrent laryngeal nerve when assessing vocal cord paralysis.

Homeopathic treatment for vocal problems

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat vocal cord problems but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat vocal cord problems that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of vocal cord problems:

Thuja, Causticum, Calcaria Carb, Belladonna, Bryonia, Phosphorous, Drosera, Spongia, Sulphur, Iodium, Camphor, Stannum Met, Aconite, Allium Cepa, Nux Vomica, Argentum Nitricum, Mercurius, Zincum met, sepia, and many other medicines.

Vocal Cord Cases Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

A Case of Vocal Cord Cancer – by A.P. Sivakumaran

A Case of Laryngeal Keratosis – by Nilanjana Basu

Case 2: Malignancy of the Tongue with paralysis of Vocal Cords – by Dilip B. Dikshit

Chronic Colds in a Man of 50 – by Neha Sharma Vasishth


About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • मेरा लड़का जिसकी उमर दस वर्ष है पिछले एक वर्ष से पपिल्लोमा ओफ vocal कोर्ड सि पीडित है 28एप्रिल 2014 मे आपरेट कराया था दोबारा हो गया है

  • My wife had a brain stroke around six years back and her right side was parralysed. But, after continuous treatment and physiotherapy, she has improved a lot. Recently, we have observed that while speaking she is facing difficulties like, can’t speak loudly, voice is also not very clear and not getting enough power from inside to shout. Now she is 52 yrs old. She has a feeling like, something has choked her throat, may be cough and it’s not coming out inspite of her all efforts.
    Hence, please advise and suggest some homeopathy medicine with proper dose.

    • Opium 200C one dose( not repeation thereafter, wait for results) if she is still has sever constipation, looks drowsy but small voice like clock sound she can hear, sound distrubs her. Take Kaliphos 6X bio-chemic remedy ( 2 tablets morning and evening with lukewarm water). If you want any futher guidance, ping me on +919494108356

  • Good afternoon. I have right side vocal cord paralysis following corrective surgery to previous broken neck surgery. I am short of breath when I walk briskly, cough/choke when I drink water and cannot shout or sing. My voice can go raspy. Are you able to suggest helpful remedies and dose please?

    • Sarah, I can’t say for sure, but I do know that Paralysis of Single Parts is what Causticum is known for. Why not take a dose of Causticum 30C and see if anything happens?

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