Published: 01/14/2015 - Updated: 12/30/2017
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Here you have 7 Natural Laryngitis Remedies. If you are experiencing symptoms like hoarseness, sore throat, fever, lymph node swelling, or throat inflammation, they you probably suffer from laryngitis symptoms.
The larynx is located at the entrance of the respiratory system and allows air to pass from the pharynx to the trachea. This is where the vocal chords are located, which is why your voice is affected by this condition.
Home Laryngitis Remedies
1. Sage or eucalyptus leaves
Boil sage or eucalyptus leaves in a pot of water. After 10 minutes, remove from heat. For good results, reach over the pot and breathe the steam in through your mouth.
Another tip is to prepare a cup of boiling water and add 1 or 2 raspberries to it. Continue heating for 10 minutes. Then gargle the solution.
This fruit could also be a remedy for your condition, and even more so if you have temporarily lost your voice. Prepare an infusion with the peel and drink it.
4. Sore throat
For sore throats, we recommend foods like ginger, honey, lemon and pineapple juice. You could also wrap your throat with a towel soaked in warm water, for 15 minutes.
Grate a few spicy radishes and add juice from one lemon, plus one teaspoon of honey. This could also be very useful for you, but strain it first.
One thing you should always do when trying to recover, is try to rest; not just your body, but also your voice. Try to talk minimally for at least two days.
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If you need to communicate, do so through writing. It is important to follow good hygiene. Wash your hands more often, avoid contact with other people that are sick.
5. Don’t smoke
Avoid cigarette smoke, which will only make your laryngitis worse. It’s best to drink more liquids too. Include 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, which could be in the form of tea with honey or lemon.
6. Breathe through your nose
The best thing to do is to use a cold air humidifier. The mucous covering your vocal chords must stay moist. If you dry up, the mucous could become sticky, forming a surface that is very attractive to bacteria.
When you sleep, breathe through your nose, as this is a natural way to moisturize.
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People that tend to open their mouth to breath, or while sleeping, could suffer from this more frequently, because they are exposing their larynx to dry and cold air. That’s why you need to observe how you breathe.
7. Expired medication
You must be careful with medication that has already expired. Check the date before taking it. Likewise, certain pharmaceuticals that are prescribed for high blood pressure, thyroid problems, or antihistamines, could cause dryness in the mucosa, and thereby foster laryngitis.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 12/30/2017
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