6 EFFECTIVE TIPS TO TREAT HOARSE VOICE

It’s the time of the year again. Sooner or later, you know that you’ll suffer from either a cold or a flue. If laryngitis is caused by a cold or influenza, it will cure by itself and within one or two weeks you will have your voice back. But there are actually quite some things that you can do yourself to quicken the process. Here are my personal tips:

1. Don’t panic and get some rest

You might feel upset about your voice, but try not to worry. Stress is another voice killer! Take good care of yourself: cancel your obligations and tuck yourself into bed. Make sure you get plenty of sleep as well.

2. Don’t speak

If possible, try not to speak at all for a couple of days. I’ve experienced that this accelerates the healing process tremendously. You can even make a virtue out of the necessity to consider it as a little silence retreat. Oh, and don’t whisper! This is even worse for your voice than speaking.

3. Hydrate

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Make sure your room has sufficient air humidity. Drink lots of water and tea and avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks. And of course, don’t smoke. Why is hydration so important? It keeps your vocal cords flexible and maintains the protective mucus lining that coats your cords to protect them from the natural friction when you speak or sing. But keep in mind that hydration only works indirectly: Nothing you swallow actually touches your vocal cords.

4. Gargle warm salt water

You can soothe a sore and irritated throat with warm salt water. Stir 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of warm water. Take a sip into your mouth and gargle it around the back of your throat, then spit it out. The water will cool in your mouth, so take another sip and repeat as often as necessary.

5. Make delicious tea with ginger, honey and lemon

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Ginger, lemon and honey help treat hoarse voice – google image 

Lemon: Has a high source of vitamin C, works as a disinfectant and it can help to loosen the build-up of too much mucus in your respiratory system.

Honey: Is high in nutrients and soothes your sore throat. It also helps to form the protective coat on your vocal cords and improves cough symptoms.

Ginger: Warms you right up and helps to clear those sinuses and nasal passages. The spiciness may bring on a little healthy sweating.

6. Try not to cough

Although this may seem impossible while being ill, do keep in mind that coughing or clearing your throat will only worsen the hoarseness of your voice. It creates enormous pressure in your throat and makes the already irritated vocal cords hit against each other with brutal force. Hydration can help to prevent coughing, even as several cough suppressing over the counter medicines you can buy.

Source: useyourvoice

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