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Should singers use an antihistamine before singing?
The use of antihistamines are generally recommended to avoid and treat cold and cough allergies commonly caused by certain changes in weather conditions or could be viral in origin.
Cough and cold bouts can leave your nasal tissues inflamed and mucus secretions on overdrive. This is where antihistamines, decongestants, vaporizers, and inhalations come into play to alleviate the disturbing symptoms of upper urinary tract infections. This is supposed to be used during the so-called "wet days" or when you are suffering from sneezing and runny nose.
Be careful though not to use antihistamines before singing as this can cause excessive dryness of the nasal passages and throat which can affect your vocal quality and strength. It would be better to opt for lozenges or nasal steroid sprays instead like Nasonex, Beconase, Nasacort, or Flonase which are regarded as effective cold allergy remedies without the drying side-effects of taking oral antihistamines.
Should singers use nasacourt?
Singers should avoid chemicals such as this before any performance. Not all people respond to chemicals in a positive way. Even when it is intended for nasal passages, it may still end up to be irritating. You would not want some extraneous variables to affect your singing. Use nasacourt only when it's necessary such as when you are experiencing extreme nasal congestion. Other than that, keep it as natural as possible.
I have a singing lesson and just wondering if I can eat yogurt?
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