How can I get my normal voice back if I have a strained voice?
The first thing you need to do is see a laryngologist (a doctor who specializes in the voice) to determine the cause and seriousness of the strain. You may need medical treatment or vocal rest or both. You can get a referral from your general physician and it should be covered by your health insurance.
Then you need to work with a voice therapist or a coach with experience in healing from vocal strain. If the doctor recommends voice therapy you may be able to get it covered by your insurance as well. In the meantime, drink THROAT COAT TEA (available at any health food store), avoid all menthol and eucalyptus lozenges, steam, drink as much water as you can, and use your voice as little as possible. Don’t whisper — speaking quietly is better. Also, don’t shout or speak for long periods of time.