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Should You Sing When You’re Sick?

What to do when you’re sick and you have to sing a big show that night? We have all been there. Do you call in the understudy, do you go on and sing? It’s never an easy decision. Here are some questions to ask yourself before making the call. 1) Are my vocal chords sick? By this I mean, do you have laryngitis, strep throat, or some other illness residing in your throat that directly effects the health of your vocal chords and/or laryngeal area? If the answer is “yes”, then it is better not to perform then to sing on sick, swollen chords and risk doing further damage. 2)  Do I have a fever? If the answer is “yes”, stay home, don’t perform. 3) Do I have bronchitis or a virus that’s giving me a bad cough? If the answer is “yes”, then even though your chords are not sick themselves, you are likely hoarse because the constant coughing has caused your chords to be swollen so they don’t come together seamlessly when they vibrate. In this case, it is usually better not to perform then to sing on swollen, irritated chords and risk doing further damage. 4) Do I have