Herbal tea, inhalation and 5 more simple tips, how to get the missing voice back
Perhaps there is no person who would not face such a problem as voice loss. The reasons for this may be different, but in any case it is necessary to start treating the ligaments as soon as possible. What you need to do to return the voice and how it does not harm the body? Alexander Balykov, ViVA producer and lead singer, talks specifically on the International Voice Day.Loss of voice or aphonia is quite common. The cause of aphonia can be a disease that affects the vocal cords (tonsillitis, laryngitis, sore throat) or simple overworking of the voice of those whose professional activity involves a constant tension of the ligaments.
How to act in case you lost your voice:
Give the bundles a rest.
The most ideal option is to completely abandon any conversations and keep silent for at least 24 hours. Communicate using gestures and write (on paper, in the phone – it does not matter). The mistake of many people is the transition to a whisper. This can be done only as a last resort, because during a whisper, ligaments that are already irritated are irritated. If your job involves a lot of verbal communication, take a day off.
Consume more fluid
Do not neglect this simple advice (what many sin). Water not only moisturizes the laryngeal mucosa, but also contributes to a more rapid healing of irritated tissues. Of course, we are not talking about icy water or boiling water, water should be at room temperature. The same applies to broth, soup and any other drinks.
Brew herbal tea
Chamomile and thyme do well with sore throats, namely the infusion of them. Ginger tea relieves hoarseness and helps the voice to become clean again.
Eat / drink honey
Good old honey perfectly relieves inflammation, strengthens the immune system, which is so necessary to fight infection. Honey can be consumed alone or with a warm drink, for example, the same herbal tea. Do not neglect this tool, believing that it is “for grandmothers.” It is clear that when the disease is started or complications begin, only antibiotics will help you. But in order not to come to this, use a proven and harmless to the body means – honey. Another option is to mix honey with lemon juice and add warm water.
Humidify indoor air
The air in the apartments and offices, especially in winter, when the central heating is working, is very dry. This is not only harmful to breathing, but also negatively affects the ligaments. If you are faced with such a problem as afony, urgently buy a humidifier, now you can find it at an affordable price. In extreme cases, you can wet a large towel (cold water) and put it on the battery in the room where you spend the most time.
Another method, which for some reason causes a smile, but at the same time copes with the task of returning the voice perfectly well. Use an inhaler – they are sold in any pharmacy – or even easier: boil water, pour it into a deep bowl and breathe over it, covering your head with a towel. In the water, you can add a few drops of aloe tincture. Naturally, one should breathe not over boiling water, but let the water stand for 3-4 minutes.
If the cause of voice loss is a sore throat or a cold, rinse the throat with warm water and salt every two hours. It helps to moisturize the ligaments and provides additional blood flow, which ensures the fight against infection.
What not to do
-to drink coffee, green tea, cola – these products provoke dehydration of the body. The same goes for alcohol. to smoke Needless to say that cigarette smoke dries and irritates the throat. – to be where there is a lot of dust, smoke and in places with cold air. All this irritates the ligaments and aggravates their painful condition.