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Make a Natural Home Remedy to Fix Strained Vocal Cords

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Help, my throat is so dry. What can I do?

I have been singing too much this past week, my throat is raw and my voice is raspy. What can I do for it?. I have tried: Cough drops and carbonated water with lemon. I think it was caused by: I over used my voice singing

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Your throat could be dry for many reasons as it is a disorder with a plethora of causes including smoking, allergies, mouth breathing, allergies, colds. the flu and dry weather. Singing does not necessarily cause a dry throat but it can if you are not breathing correctly while you sing. If you are gulping air while you sing you may be drying out and irritating your throat tissues.

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Some common remedies to relieve a dry throat include -

  • Turn on a humidifier and moisturize the air that you breathe; this is especially effective if you live in a dry climate or if it is winter
  • You can also try steaming your throat by leaning over a pot full of boiled water with a towel over your head (but don't lean too close because you don't want to burn yourself) and inhaling deeply through your mouth
  • A mixture of honey and hot tea may help restore moisture to those parched throat tissues
  • A tried and true herbal remedy for a dry throat is to brew dried licorice in water and drink it as a tea two to three times a day
  • Try drinking a tea made from sage leaves, as this herb helps remove bacteria and viruses that might be causing your dry throat
  • If the problem is an allergy or virus, gargling with warm saltwater for one minute twice a day can help rinse away allergens and bacteria that may be causing the dryness symptom
  • Sucking on lozenges, especially sugar-free ones or cough drops, help trigger the production of saliva in the mouth and moisturize the throat
  • Keep your mouth closed and talk less so that you are inhaling less air that could dry out your throat; inhale deeply through your nose to breathe instead
  • Drink a great deal of water to make sure your body is well-hydrated to help combat the throat dryness.
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A consistently dry throat that lasts more than a week might be a sign of a serious upper respiratory infection or a sinus infection that needs to be treated by a doctor.

Hello, my voice was down 2 months ago. I am an online student and a teacher. I have to speak a lot, sometimes I feel OK but sometimes, bad condition, I can't speak well. When swelling it feels as something is in there. My physician gave me ibuprofen and Loratadine?

Hello, my voice was down 2 months ago. I am an online student and a teacher. I have to speak a lot, sometimes I feel OK but sometimes, bad condition, I can't speak well. When swelling it feels as something is in there. My physician gave me ibuprofen and Loratadine

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Your physician included the possibility of inflammatory and allergic reactions of your vocal cords in his treatment, and if it does not work on you, you should speak to the doctor again as soon as possible.

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Always remember to keep your vocal folds hydrated with warm water. Honey or licorice may not be recommended if you have an allergy for them. Avoid tea, coffee, smoking, and alcohol at all costs. Check if your room has dry air and make it more humid by turning off the air conditioner or even placing a bucket or two of water inside the room (this is helpful when you have a central heating system). There are humidifiers that can help with that task too.

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Ask your doctor if he can recommend you antibiotics that you can dissolve in warm water and gargle with (do not drink them); however, your doctor may instead recommend you taking antibiotics if he suspects laryngitis. At any rate, you can gargle with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of soda, and 1 teaspoon of corn syrup dissolved in 250 ml (1 cup) of warm water. Repeat it as many times a day as possible. If you cough a lot, then you need to minimize the sound of coughs, which can be done with a higher airflow.

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While you are recovering and still feel the occasional swelling in the throat, avoid singing and speaking loudly. Your voice has to recover fully first.

What are the natural remedies to help hoarse voice?

I have hoarse voice for a while, I am non smoker, non drinker, and over the time developed very hoarse voice which stays with me all through the day. I did have a test which didn't show any changes in my vocal chords. What can I do to improve my condition?. I have tried: Warm tea different throat soothers, rest, keep talking at minimum, avoiding raising my voice. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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Will this help me recover my old voice?

I have suffered from really misguided classical singing lessons where my teacher made me scream while singing to improve my range despite the fact that I am a complete beginner. She made me over strain my voice to the point where it would hurt for me to talk let alone sing. After weeks I'm slowly trying to start singing again but my voice became raspy and not as good as it was before. What should I do to sound the way I use to? I have tried: I've tried online vocal lessons and have been practicing warm-ups everyday. However I still haven't noticed any improvement.. I think it was caused by: I over-strained my voice trying to sing at a louder range.

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How to prevent damage from your voice on doing whistle notes?

I'm a 14 year old male and I just want to know how to treat the vocal damage that I've got from doing whistle notes. I've kept on singing on our vacant time in class which my classmates had requested. I've been doing whistle notes for two weeks on our vacant time but I've suddenly noticed that my voice was slightly cracking when singing high notes and talking in a high pitch. Thank you for your response.. I have tried: I'm drinking a lot of water everyday. I think that I'm drinking 2-3 litters.. I think it was caused by: Too much use of my voice and singing whistle notes without professional training.

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My voice has gone from husky to hoarse in the last 4 months?

I have moved cities from a drier one full of pollen to one that is very humid and a lot of pollution. Yeah, can't do much about my luck!. Anyway, since I moved here there were minor changes to my voice especially after a throat infection which was treated by antibiotics. However, my voice has quite not come back. When I sing, some of the low pitches disappear all together.. . This was something I used to do pretty well - sing! I'm depressed:(. I have tried: Antibiotics two prescriptions in a period of 4 weeks. this was three months back. I think it was caused by: Start of the infection, move to a new city, allergy. I'm hypothyroid. Could that have any effect?

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