Vocal fatigue can result from overuse of the voice. … Overuse can damage the vocal cords, and if you often find you have lost your voice by the end of the day or after an hour of singing, your vocal cords may be experiencing tissue damage.
What are the symptoms of a damaged vocal cord?
Signs and symptoms of vocal cord paralysis may include:
A breathy quality to the voice.
Loss of vocal pitch.
Choking or coughing while swallowing food, drink or saliva.
The need to take frequent breaths while speaking.
Inability to speak loudly.
Loss of your gag reflex.
How do you cure voice fatigue?
Home Remedies: Helping a hoarse voice
Breathe moist air.
Rest your voice as much as possible.
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration (avoid alcohol and caffeine).
Moisten your throat.
Stop drinking alcohol and smoking, and avoid exposure to smoke.