Any home remedies for laryngitis?

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  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost my voice yesterday and so far that's my only symptom. Anyone got any ideas for simple treatments. At this point it's not worth dropping $95 at the drs.
     
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    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Do you know what triggered it?

    Honey, especially a local variety, always makes a big difference for any throat trouble, for me.

    And gargling with hot, really salty water, first.
     
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  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it started with seasonal allergies. However it was very mild with just a tickly throat at night for a couple of days. Then I got a major undeserved sideswipe from the village psycho and within 2 hours of that particular nasty little incident my voice folded. [​IMG]
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OP has good advise....salt water gargles 4 times /day, honey or hot tea or aapplejuice with honey are good. Also voicerest if you can. Don't smoke, avoid second hand smoke.
     
  5. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try gargling with apple cidar vinegar--it's an astringent. Unless, like me, you're a little bit allergic to it. (I STILL love it in salads and stuff--just have it eat it slowly and with small bites of food.)
     
  6. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True laryngitis is viral - Sounds like what you have. Usually lasts 5-7 days. Gargle, wait, don't try to strain to talk too soon.
     
  7. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard of using ACV for gargling. Do you dilute it? What ratio?

    Thanks.
     
  8. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slippery elm lozenges and "Throat Coat" tea is very nice.
     
  9. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard of using ACV for gargling. Do you dilute it? What ratio?

    Thanks.

    DOn't dilute--straight, a teaspoon at a time, not TOO much because you want to kill the germs, not strip your throat dry. I have tried throat coat, but mostly that's recommended for vocalists who have a singing engagement.
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    When I was young and had sinus issues I'd mix ACV & honey in equal portions, then sip the result very slowly, letting it coat my throat. Helped a LOT when I was feeling asthmatic, too.
     

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