How to Take Care of Your Voice With Natural Remedies When You Are Sick

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How to Take Care of Your Voice With Natural Remedies When You Are Sick
The voice is critical to singers, actors and performers. (Polka Dot RF/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Your voice is a very precious thing to lose. Without it, you lose your ability to communicate and express yourself, a condition that is especially disruptive to singers, actors and anyone who has to speak professionally. A number of natural remedies for loss of voice exist that can help soothe your throat without the use of chemicals or toxins.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Drink six to eight glasses of water every day to keep your throat moist and your body hydrated.

  2. 2

    Suck on vitamin C or honey flavoured cough drops. This will help keep your throat moist, helping you recover more quickly. Avoid minty or menthol cough drops as they can dry out your throat.

  3. 3

    Drink ginger, lemon, or honey tea, all of which have soothing properties. Avoid drinking ice cold liquids.

  4. 4

    Use a steam treatment. To do this, fill a bowl with hot water and cover your head with a towel, creating a tent. Lean over the bowl and breathe in the steam.

  5. 5

    Sleep with a humidifier in the room.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not smoke and make sure to avoid any second hand smoke.
  • Avoid eating too much spicy food, as it can irritate your throat.
  • Avoiding speaking loudly for extended periods of time.
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol or caffeine.
  • Wash your hands regularly to prevent spreading germs and getting sick.
  • Exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet.

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