A case of vocal polyps improved with herbal medicine: A case report

Bong Hyun Kim, Hae Jeong Nam

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Vocal polyps are benign vocal cord lesions, which mainly manifest as a hoarse voice. Laryngeal microsurgery is the most common treatment. However, because of anxiety regarding invasive treatment, it is necessary to have a non-invasive treatment option. A 43 year old female patient who is a teacher visited a Korean medical hospital for persistent hoarseness with a vocal polyp. After taking herbal medicine for hoarseness (Kyung-Hee-cheong-um-whan) and pharyngitis (cheong-in-li-gyok-tang and cheong-in-ryu-que-whan) for almost 10 weeks, the vocal polyp was reduced and symptoms improved. Herbal prescription for pharyngitis and hoarseness can be applied to vocal polyps as non-invasive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalExplore: The Journal of Science and Healing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021


  • Case report
  • Herbal medicine
  • Vocal polyps


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