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Sip warm tea with lemon. This traditional remedy is often used by professional singers whose voices are about to give out. Tea contains tannic acids, which can help soothe inflamed tissues in the throat. Adding lemon to the tea will help cut through mucus, which will also help bring your voice back to normal.

Pour down the water. Drinking eight to twelve glasses of water a day will help lubricate the larynx, which is essential for stopping laryngitis. It’s best to drink water that’s room temperature. Water that’s too hot or too cold can irritate the larynx even more.

When laryngitis is stealing your voice, fight back with these easy tips.

Settle in for a hot shower. Breathing hot, steamy air will help relax your throat and airways so you can breathe – and talk – more easily. Using a humidifier at night can also be very helpful.

Forget the salt water. This is one traditional remedy to skip when you have laryngitis. Gargling with salt water can dry out the throat even more. In addition, the vibrations of gargling can cause the vocal cords to slap together, which can increase the irritation.

Don’t take aspirin. Even though aspirin can help relieve the discomfort of a sore throat and laryngitis, it also slows the time it takes your body to form blood clots. Since laryngitis may be caused by minor injuries to the vocal cords, taking aspirin can actually slow the healing time.


                                                 WHEN TO SEE THE DOCTOR


                         Laryngitis rarely causes anything worse than a little hoarseness and a  

                         tickly throat. If the pain is severe, however, or if you’re wheezing or  

                         coughing up blood, you need to see your doctor immediately. In some                    

                         cases the upper airways will get so swollen that it’s hard for air to get

                         through. Without treatment, the airways could close entirely. So it is

                         important to get medical help right away.


Handle your voice with care. If you’ve been spending weekends cheering your daughter’s volley ball team, your vocal cords may pay the price. When you have laryngitis, it’s essential to speak quietly for awhile – or, whenever possible, not at all. And forget about whispering: It’s even harder on your vocal cords than talking in a normal voice.

Source by P.Bhargav Kashyap

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