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Voice Care Tips


  • Smoke and Fumes (If you smoke, STOP NOW!)
  • Hot Beverages - especially those containing caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy products and Chocolate
  • Throat clearing and coughing
  • Yelling and screaming
  • Whispering
  • Weight Lifting
  • Gargling
  • Hot, spicy foods


  • Cut down on talking as much as possible
  • Use total voice rest for at least one hour per day
  • Drink lots of water
  • Suck on hard candies or lozenges. Lemon drops are best
  • Keep your environment humid, especially the bedroom (a cool mist humidifier is helpful)
  • Exercise daily
  • Head and neck exercises (see below)


If you must cough, cough silently using lots of air.

Head & Neck Exercises (do each 10 times):

  • Shoulder Shrugs
  • Slow Head Rolls
  • Head drops up & down

Erin O. from Downingtown, PA

“I had stopped taking my allergy medicine and ended up with the worse sinus infection of my life. The staff at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County genuinely will provide you with the best care. I was overwhelmed by the kindness, concern, and sense of urgency everyone gave. My phone calls were returned promptly and time was made to see me in the office when it was an emergency.”

Connie J. from West Chester, PA

“I can say after years of coming to Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County, my relationship and trust with Dr. Marriotti has grown tremendously. He is personable, friendly and I appreciate his input with my hearing condition. The staff at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County is always cheery and pleasant. I enjoy my visits and always leave feeling like I am in good hands.”

Dauna P. from University Lincoln, PA

“I am so grateful for the care Dr. Picariello has given for my complex and serious brain diagnosis. He has made such an impression on the way the process was handled. I shall never forget him and how humble he was when dealing with my condition. He is truly one of the best around and I am fortunate for his high ethical standards and professionalism.”

Kathy S. from Schwenksvile, PA

“The knowledge, encouragement, concern, and individual attention the doctors of Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County had demonstrated was far beyond my expectations. The office atmosphere is professional yet friendly. The doctors know their profession well and are able to explain in basic understandable terms. They made sure we were comfortable and took their time going over everything extensively.”

James B., from Coatesville, PA

“The allergy shot process has been a great experience and has prevented a reoccurrence of my nasal polyps, and decreased the need for my asthma inhaler. The allergy staff is excellent.”